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How cryptocurrency can fuel asset concealment in divorce

Farhad Islam
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Divorce professionals are reporting that cryptocurrencies are fuelling a new trend of asset concealment when couples part.  For while offshore trusts and investments are well-known as tools used by the wealthy looking to hide assets, the increasing...

Sun glimmers on the horizon for leaseholders

Bakshi Dhanda
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Change is in sight for buyers of new leasehold properties, with the passage through Parliament of a bill that will see the ending of ground rent, but it will not help existing leaseholders struggling with onerous terms.   The Leasehold Reform...

Why digital nomads can be a headache for employers

Nilam Dave
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The easing of overseas travel restrictions is posing an unexpected headache for employers, who need to be on the look-out for potential digital nomads in their home-working workforce. The opportunity to be wholly mobile and work from anywhere, when an...

Law Society state it is wrong to increase fees when service is still subject to significant delays

Caitriona Rafferty
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Law Society state it is wrong to increase fees when service is still subject to significant delays Proposals published by the Ministry of Justice on 8th July suggest a flat fee of £273 for all applicants applying for a Grant of Probate. This is a...

Could digital LPAs speed registration up?

Clare Nichols
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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so. The current system requires LPA forms to be completed and submitted to the Office of the...

Have you been inspired by Clarkson's Diddly Squat Farm Shop?

Charlotte Strutt
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If you find yourself considering following in Clarkson's footsteps, whilst obtaining specialist planning advice is always recommended before initiating any change of use on your property, it is possible that planning permission may not be required...

Five reasons you should use a solicitor to write your will

Gregory John
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If you are thinking about writing a will, you may have considered doing it yourself. There are many templates and tools available online, along with vast amounts of information about the law and how to go about writing your own will. However, there are...

Trademarks and Service Marks

Josh Fresle
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Trademarks and service marks are similar mechanisms and therefore often confused. Trademarks are used to identify business products. They include words, logos, symbols, shapes, packaging and other devices which are intended to be used to identify and...

What are my Director Duties?

Nilam Dave
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What are my Director Duties? Under the Companies Act 2006, a director must: act within powers (section 171) You must act in accordance with the company’s constitution, and only exercise your powers for the purposes for which they were conferred....

High Net Worth Divorces

Wendy Parks
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Going through a divorce , the dissolution of a civil partnership or a separation can be extremely stressful and is likely to have a long-lasting impact on you and your family. This is particularly the case if you're going through a high net worth...

Domestic abuse cases on the rise during the football season

Farhad Islam
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Domestic abuse charities across the nation have been issuing warnings relating to the rise in domestic abuse cases happening linked to the current football matches. The rise in Domestic abuses cases have spiked by 61 per cent since the March 2020...

Calls for tenant farmers to prepare for the introduction of new succession rules to apply from 2024

Olivia Phillips
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The Agriculture Act 2020 has recently introduced several changes in the agricultural sector . New rules relating to farm succession planning will apply from 1 September 2024; tenant farmers are being told to prepare in advance for the key changes. The most...

Government tackles late payments to small firms to protect jobs.

Jemma Bennett
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The overhaul of the Prompt Payment Code ( Code ) to crack down on delayed invoices owed to small businesses has come into force today.  This has come as good news as under the new reforms companies that have signed up to the PPC will be obliged to pay...

Domestic Abuse - how to recognise it in the workplace

Jemma Bennett
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The Covid 19 pandemic has resulted in new ways of working, with a significant increase in the numbers of people working from home.  For those experiencing abuse, the workplace often offers a safe space and respite away from the abuser.  The...

Who is a Legal Parent and Who has Parental Responsibility?

Wendy Parks
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Parental responsibility means all of the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authorities that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law. This is enshrined in law by section 31 of the Children Act 1989. A person with...

Menopause - How it affects women in the work place

Jemma Bennett
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Menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic and the support provided to them at work might make all the difference in getting the best out of them and thereby minimising the risk of a range of potential claims.  Whilst, experiencing...

Is it legal to camp anywhere in the UK?

Charlotte Strutt
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With travel restrictions prevailing in the UK, for many, travelling to their usual holiday destination may be impractical or even impossible. However, travelling around the UK is permitted, and with warmer weather and beautiful countryside, camping in...

Firing & Rehiring: Acas Report

Josh Fresle
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Acas have now published the report from their investigation into dismissal and re-engagement (otherwise known as " fire and rehire "). The recent flurry of media reports of large UK employers such as British Gas/Centrica implementing a strategy...

Applications are now open for landmark woodland creation scheme

Olivia Phillips
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The Forestry Commission announced that applications are now open (as of 9 June 2021) for the new multimillion tree planting scheme. The England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) has been established to generate opportunities and incentives for landowners and...

Surrogacy and the Law

Wendy Parks
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Surrogacy is the process by which a child is carried through pregnancy by a woman who has entered into an arrangement before she started to carry the child, with the intention that at birth, the child and parental responsibility for that child will be...

Firing & Rehiring: is it legal?

Josh Fresle
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The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of significant implications for businesses and employees alike. Consequently, a vast number of employers have changed the terms and conditions that their employees are employed under. Naturally, not all...

Accepted a Job Offer That You No Longer Want? Here is What to Consider.

Nilam Dave
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There are several reasons why you may want to decline a job offer once accepting. You may receive a better job offer or realise the position isn't actually as good as you thought. Or maybe when you spoke to your current employer they presented a...

Understanding whether the force may be with you

Alexandra Dean
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‘May the force be with you’ is usually the concern of Jedi knights heading to battle in Star Wars, rather than something that company directors look for.  But for those companies looking to claim that the coronavirus pandemic has given rise...

Companies must be on track for Covid-safe workplace

Josh Fresle
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Companies anticipating a return to the workplace in June, if the Government’s route map stays on track, should be planning how to protect workers and customers once the country is released from the current Covid-related restrictions.  Although...

Discrimination in the workplace and Pride Month

Jemma Bennett
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June is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ + communities all around the world. Unfortunately, members of the LGBT community are subjected to, at some point in their lives, some form of discrimination.  This can be from subtle patronising to...

Same Sex Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

Wendy Parks
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The breakdown of any relationship is always difficult and a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is rarely painless. Same sex females are twice as likely to divorce than same sex males but there is no clear explanation as to why but in any...

What happens to debt after someone dies?

Gregory John
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When someone you love has passed away, the last thing you might be thinking about is debt. However,there are many misconceptions about debt and inheritance, and it is essential to understand your position. Many people believe that when a person dies,...

Figures showing sharp rise in multiple cases brought to Employment Tribunals.

Jemma Bennett
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According to the Ministry of Justice, it has seen an increase in single claims by 25% in October to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019 and an 82% rise in multiple cases with 29,000 claims being received. The rising number of cases appear to...

Top 5 tips When Preparing Your Business for Sale

Nilam Dave
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Top 5 tips When Preparing Your Business for Sale Plan Plan Plan Plan in advance because it can take a long time, even several months, to sell your business. It is important not to rush and take the steps necessary to make the business an appealing...

How can unspent income from lockdown cut future inheritance tax bills?

Marc Dorsett
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Internet shopping may have boomed during lockdown, but many people have spent less money than they would have while the national lockdowns have been in place. Therefore, those with spare money have an unusual opportunity which allows them to make the...

Pre-nuptial agreements & Post-nuptial agreements

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The topic of ‘should we get a Pre-nup’ can be sometimes quite an upsetting thing to consider for some couples, as ultimately, you are creating a plan of what would happen if your relationship were to cease. However, it is something that is...

Devil in the detail for residential landlords

Susan Le-Sage
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Residential landlords are under pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and guidelines this year, including many protections for tenants extended by the government during the pandemic.  They include a continuing hold on evictions, the new...

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

Wendy Parks
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The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce and separate lives, with data from Google showing a surge in searches for divorce guidance as restrictions were...

7 Steps To Help Someone With Dementia

Hollie Allcorn
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How can you help someone with dementia? It's the start of Dementia Action Week 2021 it is important to remember that every 3 seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia and there are now more than 920,000 people living with dementia in the UK. ...

Power of Attorney & protecting the rights of people with dementia

Lisa Carter
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Dementia Action Week runs 17th - 23rd May 2021 and is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. When a person receives a dementia diagnosis, this doesn’t automatically...

The Change is Nearly Upon Us- New Solicitors and the SQE Route.

James Chalkley
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After several years in the pipeline, September 2021 finally sees the rollout of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). For people wishing to qualify as a solicitor, this new route into the profession replaces the previous Legal Practice Course (LPC). Under...

ACAS Report on the Costs of Workplace Conflict

Josh Fresle
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A new report published by ACAS estimates that the cost of workplace conflict to UK organisations is around £28.5 billion a year. ACAS (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) are an independent public body that offer free and impartial...

Key Considerations for a settlement agreement

Nilam Dave
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A settlement agreement will be tailored to the specific circumstances of the employee, but there are key considerations for all settlement agreements to ensure the proposed deal is covered and we have highlighted the main ones below. 1. Scope of settlement:...

Flexible Working: Your Questions Answered

Alexandra Dean
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the way we work and live has been forever changed. Many people have enjoyed the flexibility of working from home, including avoiding a commute, setting their own hours and taking care of their children. Employers can...

Brexit: A brief look at effects on businesses

Josh Fresle
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The UK's separation from the EU plays host to a number of potential changes that businesses should carefully consider to ensure their contracts retain their desired effect. Contracts It is important to consider how your contract may be impacted by...

I Think My Employee is taking Advantage of Covid-19

Nilam Dave
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Exploring what can be done if you think your employee is lying about Covid-19 Exposure and/or Symptoms With the ever changing rules around Covid-19, it can be difficult for employers to navigate what should be done if an employee says they are required to...

The Chancery Lane Project: Environmentally Friendly Contract Clauses

Josh Fresle
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What is the Chancery Lane Project? The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is the name given to the group of lawyers and legal professionals helping to combat climate change with contractual clauses. TCLP is a collaborative project comprised of 700 legal...

Did Princess Leia owe Revan-ue & Customs?

Marc Dorsett
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There is a lot to Star Wars. There are a few films that everyone knows of (of which 2 are excellent, 2 ok and 5 awful) but also a much wider universe. The lore of the Star Wars universe (canon and non-canon - thanks to Disney) is vast. I was asked to write...

Health and Safety Detriment Protection to Extend to 'Workers'

Nilam Dave
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An employee is someone who works under the terms of an employment contract.  In comparison,  the definition of a worker is wider and includes any individual who works for a business, whether under an employment contract or other type of contract...

Covid-19 Return to Work Guidance

Nilam Dave
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With businesses working to reopen, even if just partially, employers must ensure that they carefully plan for return to the workplace. At the time of writing, government guidance states that individuals should continue to work from home "if you...

Not having your affairs in order before death can lead to increased costs for your estate

Sarah Whybrow
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Not having your affairs in order before death can lead to increased costs for your estate Gathering information from a deceased's family for probate is hugely important to solicitors but, unfortunately, many people die without putting their affairs in...

Are your trees an accident waiting to happen?

Olivia Phillips
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The case of Colar (1) and Singh (2) v Highways England serves as a reminder to farmers, landowners and public authorities of the importance of tree maintenance. Case Summary The claimants were injured in a collision when a tree fell from the central...

Can Employers Compel Employees to be Vaccinated Against Covid-19?

Josh Fresle
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As lockdown measures begin to ease and more and more employees begin returning to their workplace, many employers are considering whether they can introduce a requirement for their employees to be vaccinated. The Government is currently undertaking its plan...

What Is No-Fault Divorce & When Is It Coming To The UK?

Farhad Islam
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Under the current divorce law , the only way to get a divorce without a statutory delay is if one spouse not only initiates proceedings but alleges fault on behalf of the other. A no-fault divorce is a divorce procedure that does not...

Son looks to overturn first instance decision as family battle continues

Rebecca Callaghan
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A son looking to have his mother’s two wills reinstated had his case heard by the High Court last week. John Clitheroe, is looking to appeal the first instance decision that overturned his mother Jean Clitheroe’s two wills, after the judgment...

The 'Food versus Fuel' debate

Olivia Phillips
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New plans to build the UK's largest solar farm have reignited calls for a national debate on the future of the countryside. The proposed Sunnica energy farm situated on the Cambridge/Suffolk border will allow for four separate solar energy sites...

Death of a company's sole director and shareholder.

Josh Fresle
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The death of a company's sole director-shareholder can have a severe impact on the running of the company and leave the business in limbo with no one in place with the authority to operate it. In the event of the death of a sole director where there are...

Non-payment of child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn't pay?

Farhad Islam
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Non-payment of child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn’t pay? Under a child maintenance arrangement , child maintenance is usually paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the child or does not usually live with the child. If...

What is furlough fraud?

Alexandra Dean
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The government’s furlough schemes have offered essential support to both businesses and the self-employed in the UK during the ongoing pandemic. However, HMRC is now cracking down on instances of furlough fraud where a business or individual has...

A Prime reminder on Attorney responsibility

Clare Nichols
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Launched recently on Amazon Prime, the movie "I Care A Lot" stars Rosamund Pike as a callous and cold court appointed Guardian for members of society deemed to have lost capacity. Although highly dramatised, the movie shows Pike shamelessly...

Does getting married effect an existing Will?

Lisa Carter
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In simple words, yes ! When you marry, any Will you have in place is automatically revoked (cancelled) unless it was made in contemplation of the marriage taking place. If you do not then sign a new one, when you die the rules of intestacy will dictate...

Your rights in disciplinary and grievance procedures during coronavirus

Nilam Dave
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While many workplaces continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, employment law and the Acas Code of Practice concerning disciplinary and grievance procedures still apply. If you are facing disciplinary action or grievance procedures, you...

Jabs for Jobs

Nilam Dave
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Exploring whether employers can introduce mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. There are reports that some firms will be introducing a 'No Jab, No Job' policy, which would require all of their employees to have taken the vaccine against COVID-19. A...

Harassment hits hard at every level

Alexandra Dean
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When bullying or racism is involved, seniority and titles do not confer special protection  Bullying or racism may seem the fate of the underdog, but recent headlines have shown how it may affect anyone at any level, including royalty and...

Danny Carter invited to speak on BBC Essex Breakfast Show

Spencer Davis
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Earlier today Danny Carter from our Private Client Team was invited to speak on BBC Essex Breakfast Show about Lasting Power of Attorney (LPAs). This to many is a taboo subject, especially when approaching parents suggesting they hand over some of their...

Did the science teacher Dan Jewett have to sign a prenup?

Farhad Islam
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It is very likely that multi billionaire Ms Scott would have been advised by her lawyers to enter into a prenuptial agreement as she married for the second time. Her net worth is estimated to be in the region of $53bn having helped her first husband Jeff...

International Women's Day

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As around the world people celebrate International Women's Day, we virtually sat down with a few of our colleagues to talk about the steps that lead them to where they are today and what advice they would give to someone considering their...

Only weeks left to ensure you comply with new law requiring electrical installation safety tests to be carried out in private sector rented properties.

Charlotte Strutt
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There are only weeks left for rural landlords to ensure they comply with a new law requiring electrical installation safety tests to be carried out in private sector rented properties. In the summer of 2020, the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private...

Is it too soon for me to make a Will?

Caitriona Rafferty
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Is it too soon for me to make a Will? Across the UK around 54% of adults do not have a Will and the likelihood is many of these adults may believe it is too soon for them to think about drafting a Will, particularly if they are not married or are...

SDLT Holiday Extended - officially (Budget2021)

Marc Dorsett
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SDLT Holiday Extended - officially (Budget2021) There had been lots of reports in the press recently about an expected extension to the SDLT holiday. This was balanced by many reports saying it wouldn't be. It is now official that the current...

Registered LPAs can now be viewed online

Hollie Allcorn
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Registered LPAs can now be viewed online If you have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) that was registered on or after 17th July 2020 you can now choose to share the document online with third party institutions, such as banks and utility companies. ...

Are you involved in a family farming partnership, where nothing has been reduced to writing over the years?

Olivia Phillips
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Are you involved in a family farming partnership, where nothing has been reduced to writing over the years? If so, the Court of Appeal has just provided some welcome clarification on a number of grey areas. In Procter v Procter and others [2021] the Court...

Do You Need a Power of Attorney?

Lisa Carter
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Do You Need a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is a document which quite simply grants another person, of your choosing, the ability to 'stand in your shoes'. They will then be able to act on your behalf in relation to financial and...

Spotlight: Chantelle Bradley

Clare Nichols
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Spotlight: Chantelle Bradley   How long have you been a Solicitor? I qualified in January 2017, however everyday can be a learning curve with each client's personal circumstances and their requirements being different to the last.   ...

Are you the landlord under a telecommunications mast tenancy agreement entered into before 28th December 2017?

Edward Worthy
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Are you the landlord under a telecommunications mast tenancy agreement entered into before 28th December 2017? If so, you may be interested to know that the Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in the case of Cornerstone Telecommunications...

Will the stamp duty land tax holiday be extended?

Marc Dorsett
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Will the stamp duty land tax holiday be extended? If you are in the process of buying a property, you may have considered whether you will be able to take advantage of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday, allowing you to save up to £15,000 on your...

What to do before Budget 2021

Marc Dorsett
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What to do before Budget 2021 Unless you've been living in a cockerel's boot, you'll be aware that there is a Budget coming on 3rd March. There is ample speculation about what may be in it but we aren't going to consider that here in any...

New rights and the beginning of the end of leasehold

Bakshi Dhanda
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New rights and the beginning of the end of leasehold  Leasehold property owners are set for important changes in the coming months, with the Government’s plans to grant new rights on lease extensions and the ending of ground rent.  It is...

Bereavement Standard campaign gathers momentum

Alexandra Frumosu
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Bereavement Standard campaign gathers momentum #BereavementStandardcampaign Campaigners have brought to the attention of parliament the lack of cross-department communication when someone dies. The campaigners are seeking the creation and implementation of...

What happens if I miss my speed awareness course?

Elizabeth Bradshaw
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What happens if I miss my speed awareness course? There are many reasons that you may end up missing your speed awareness course, such as work, illness or generally just forgetting. In the instance that you do not attend your course, you will need to...

Are you looking after your commercial tenants' rent deposits?

Charlotte Strutt
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Are you looking after your commercial tenants' rent deposits? In recent years it has become standard practice for a landlord to ask a tenant to pay a rent deposit when taking on a new lease and this is only set to continue as COVID-19 continues to have...

What happens to my loved one's bank accounts when they die?

Marc Dorsett
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What happens to my loved one's bank accounts when they die? A personal representative (PR) is responsible for managing the estate of someone who has died and this includes notifying their bank of the death and providing the bank with the documentation...

Updated guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic for deputies and attorneys.

Sarah Whybrow
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Since the announcement of another National Lockdown on 4th January, the Office of Public Guardian (OPG) has provided updated guidance for all deputies and attorneys. These guidelines are in the best interest of all parties.  The role and...

Employment guidance during Coronavirus lockdown 3.0

Gemma Barker
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As we continue with the current national lockdown we look at the rules relating to employment. The rules for England state that "you may only leave your home for work if you cannot reasonably work from home". But can employer's force employees...

A quick guide to succession planning for your farming estate

Danny Carter
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A quick guide to succession planning for your farming estate Succession planning is an essential part of running a family farm business. Effectively planning for the future allows you to protect your assets, safeguard your business, ensure continuity and...

SDLT holiday blues?

Marc Dorsett
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Yesterday afternoon, 1st February 2021, MPs discussed the extension of the SDLT holiday which is due to end on 31st March 2021. The discussion was prompted after a petition reached the required 100,000 votes for it to be tabled before MPs. Many viewpoints...

What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Farhad Islam
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What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends? Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated. If you have been living with a partner, but you are not married, the...

2019/20 tax return deadline "extension"

Marc Dorsett
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2019/20 tax return deadline "extension" HMRC announced today that those who would usually submit a Self-Assessment tax return would not be given a late filing penalty for submitting their 2019/20 tax return after the usual 31st of January...

When beliefs extend beyond Veganuary

Alexandra Dean
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When beliefs extend beyond Veganuary   Record numbers signed up to ditch meat during January for the Veganuary Challenge, but even when burgers are back on the menu, employers need to keep an eye on safeguarding ethical beliefs for vegans who make it a...

Quick guide to Self-Assessment tax returns and coronavirus schemes

Marc Dorsett
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Quick guide to Self-Assessment tax returns and coronavirus schemes The coronavirus outbreak has had an unprecedented impact on businesses and individuals. If you are self-employed, you may be concerned about paying your Self Assessment tax bill due on 31...

Avoiding a turkey of a Christmas when the family gets together

Steven Payne
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Avoiding a turkey of a Christmas when the family gets together   With the pandemic putting relationships under pressure and divorce rates recording their biggest percentage rise since 1972, family professionals and support groups are encouraging...

Police forces are rolling out a 'next-generation' handheld camera that can read number plates from 750 metres away, day and night.

Elizabeth Bradshaw
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Police forces are rolling out a 'next-generation' handheld camera that can read number plates from 750 metres away, day and night.   A number of Police forces are currently trialling the  LTI 20/20 TruCam II Speed Enforcement Laser with...

Divorce Day... What is it?

Steven Payne
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The new year often starts with Friends, Family and New Years Resolutions, but for many couples, the new year also brings with it, the desire to begin the new year separated.  With Christmas traditions being different amongst each household, one that...

we are continually looking at ways of working 'greener

Spencer Davis
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After 253 years of being at the forefront of law in Essex, we are continually looking at ways of working ‘greener’. Sadly the legal profession will never be fully paperless, we think it will be more paper-light! Over the last 4 years we have...

Redundancy, the right way - Avoiding Redundancies - Step 1

Jemma Bennett
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At Gepp Solicitors will be providing helpful tips and guides for employers who are having to consider redundancy.   Are there other options that you can consider instead of redundancy to save costs?  Of course, sometimes, it makes...

Will there be tax increases following succession planning changes for farmers in the Spring?

Alexandra Frumosu
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Will there be tax increases following succession planning changes for farmers in the Spring? If you have a farming business, and you're thinking about one day passing it on and keeping it in the family, you may have given a passing thought to the...

If you're a director who has a relaxed and informal approach to financial record keeping, you might not feel so relaxed after reading this.....

Jemma Bennett
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A recent judgment in the High Court has confirmed that directors who do not maintain accurate company financial records do so at their own risk. By way of background, WOW Internet Limited entered liquidation in July 2014 and steps were taken to dissolve the...

Stress-testing before celebrating a virtual office Christmas

Alexandra Dean
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Christmas traditionally brings a round of festive celebrations for customers and employees , but with current Covid-19 restrictions, companies are having to re-think drinks and dinners for customers and learn how to stage a virtual staff party. Plans that...

Why Big Brother needs to watch out when it comes to employee monitoring

Alexandra Dean
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The ‘Big Brother’ surveillance scenario envisaged by George Orwell has long since become reality.  The ability to watch citizens outlined in the futuristic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four , published in 1949, is now firmly fact not...

Planning for employing overseas workers in 2021

Alexandra Dean
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Planning for employing overseas workers in 2021 If you employ workers from overseas, or you plan to in the future, you will need to understand the changes to the immigration system coming into play from January 1 st , 2021. As of this date, a new...

The main Black Friday sales start today.

Spencer Davis
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Did you know …. The main Black Friday sales start today. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were original aimed at the US shopping market following their Thanks Giving celebrations with Black Friday being mainly in-store shopping and Cyber Monday being...

Good Divorce Week takes place from 30 November to 4 December 2020.

Filomena  Sterkaj
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Good Divorce Week takes place from 30 November to 4 December 2020. During the awareness week, Resolution is relaunching its public facing Code of Practice which promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family...

The new immigration rules: deadlines you need to know

Alexandra Dean
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The UK’s new immigration system will come into effect on 1st January 2021 and will apply to both EU citizens and non-EU citizens. This means that citizens of EU member states (with the exception of Ireland) who want to move to the UK on or after 1st...

Kate Garraway's Story Demonstrates the Need for Lasting Powers of Attorney

Caitriona Rafferty
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Good Morning Britain's presenter, Kate Garraway, last week opened up about her financial worries as her husband Derek remains in hospital. Derek Garraway was diagnosed with coronavirus in March this year which has left him hospitalised ever since. As a...

Universal Wealth Preservation - 2 years on

Hollie Allcorn
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2 years since company director Steven Long was sent to prison, we continue to be contacted by former clients of the now collapsed Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP). We have been successful in collapsing trusts naming UWP as trustees and removing UWP from...