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Divorce D-Day: fact or fiction?
4 Jan 2019 - posted in Blog
Author: Tracey Dargan

For many years there has been suggestion by the media that there is an official ‘Divorce D-Day’. There have even been attempts to pin...

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Uninsured risks – who is to repair?
12 Dec 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Agata Marosz

Most leases will require the landlord to insure the property with a reputable insurer to the reinstatement value of the property, together with loss of...

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
10 Dec 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Agata Marosz

What does a “contracted out’ lease mean? Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (‘the 1954 Act’) applies to all commercial leases. It gives...

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Inheritance tax a new approach? Guidance to Attorneys in relation to lifetime gifting
7 Dec 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Alastair Liddiard

Being a Deputy or Attorney can cause difficulties if you find yourself having to wear different hats: the first as the relative of the incapacitated...

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What is due diligence?
5 Dec 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Krishen Patel

The phrase “doing your due diligence” has become something of a well-known phrase, usually taken to mean that you should carry out investigations before taking...

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Inheritance tax a new approach? The impact of death on gifts
30 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Alastair Liddiard

It’s a fairly well known principle that, provided you ensure that you retain no benefit in the asset you give away, after seven years the...

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Codicils: What are they and when might you need one?
27 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Rosalyn Workman

A Codicil is a document which amends your Will. Rather than preparing a completely new Will, you can have a Codicil prepared which will...

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Inheritance tax a new approach? Discretionary trusts
22 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Alastair Liddiard

In part 1 of this series, we raised the issue of Discretionary Trusts as lifetime planning instruments. Many people’s Will contain a trust of one...

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Landlords consent to alterations
20 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: John Wagstaffe

Landlords and management companies who are asked to consent to the alterations that a leaseholder intends to undertake must now be careful not to fall...

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Inheritance tax a new approach? Gifts from your surplus income
16 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Bernard Flanagan

Following on part 1 of the series by my colleague Alastair Liddiard, this blog looks at one of the most under used gift allowances which...

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Inheritance tax a new approach? Gifts from your surplus income
16 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Bernard Flanagan

Following on part 1 of the series by my colleague Alastair Liddiard, this blog looks at one of the most under used gift allowances which...

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Inheritance tax a new approach?
9 Nov 2018 - posted in Blog
Author: Alastair Liddiard

As a member of the Commission on Economic Justice, Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury has recently been in the news discussing a report it...

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