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Blog archive: July, 2019

Update on residential leasehold houses

The Government announced on 27 June 2019 a number of proposed reforms in the Residential Leasehold Sector, which include: – All new build houses to be sold on a freehold basis only.   Help to Buy contracts will not permit new leasehold houses being sold (other than in exceptional circumstances).   Ground rents will be …

Update on residential leasehold houses

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Filing Period

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 have amended the time limit for filing an SDLT return and for paying SDLT due in respect of a land transaction. The time period has been reduced from 30 days to 14 days and will be effective from 1 March 2019.

Stamp Duty Land Tax Filing Period

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Leaving a legacy for your pet

Considering leaving a legacy for your pet? Many will have heard the tale of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette, who reportedly inherited a substantial sum from the German fashion designer’s £153 million estate.  Whilst many of us with pets may not have the resources to fund such a lavish legacy, have you thought about what will …

Leaving a legacy for your pet

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To Marry or Cohabit?

Wills, Trusts and Probate lawyer, Donna Payne, features in the latest edition of Ye Old Fighting Cock publication and discusses whether its better for couples to cohabit or get married. Click here for full article on page 8.

To Marry or Cohabit?

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M&A and Brexit

Levels of corporate transactions remain high across the UK despite the uncertainties caused by Brexit. In the latest issue of INFO Magazine, Partner Geraldine Fabre, explores some of the issues that require particular attention from general counsel and finance directors whether your business is located in France or the UK. Click here for the full …

M&A and Brexit

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GDPR- Top tips two years on

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, and was heralded as the EU’s biggest shake up of data protection regulation to date. In the run up to ‘GDPR-Day’ we were inundated with emails from businesses asking us if we wanted to “stay in touch” and asking us to re-consent …

GDPR- Top tips two years on

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Indemnity Insurance Policies de-mystified

As part of the due diligence process, your lawyer will investigate the title to the property held with the Land Registry, where registered, when the property is either being sold or leased.  This will include looking at physical alterations that have been carried out to the property and checking those against records held with the …

Indemnity Insurance Policies de-mystified

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Is Franchising The Right Model For The Growth of Your Business?

Franchising has been lauded as a tried and tested way of growing a business by using the entrepreneurial skills and capital (without incurring debt or interest charges) of others.  It has also sometimes misguidedly been promoted as a solution for ailing businesses. The  ‘Godfather’ of Franchising, Manzoor Ishani, gives his Top 10 Tips for any …

Is Franchising The Right Model For The Growth of Your Business?

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