Following our article detailing the upcoming change to the requirements for Will witnessing, the Statutory Instrument was laid before Parliament on 7 September 2020 and comes into effect on 28 September 2020. This legislation is effective retrospectively from 31 January…
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- Appointing a Guardian for your minor children – What do you need to know?
- Healthcare briefing - A call for change: a commissioner for older people?
- Ending the blame game: new legislation introducing ‘no-fault divorce’
- Imminent changes to employment law
- The deadline for filing and payment window of Stamp Duty Land Tax is changing on 1 March 2019
- EU Settlement Scheme - Who needs to apply and how?
- Tax and Private Client newsletter - January 2019
- An update on Owens v Owens - The difficulty in divorce
- Owens v Owens: Solicitors reconsider their approach to 'behaviour' in divorce cases
- Budget 2018 - What does it mean for individuals?
- Unexplained Wealth Orders - A presumption of guilt?
- Tax Journal: The trust registration service one year on
- What first-time buyers need to know about conveyancing
- IR35 – The conundrum continues...
- High Court rejects trustees’ 'hopeless arguments' against disclosing information to trust beneficiaries
- GDPR - What happens after 25 May?
- Tax and Private Client newsletter – Spring 2018
- Landmark judgment in support of testamentary freedom - Ilott v Blue Cross & Others
- No right to bring Inheritance Act claim on behalf of deceased claimant
- The perils of an outdated will
- Principle of mutual wills trumps widow’s 13 wills
- Tax Journal - Tax liability on the gift of (ungiven) objects
- Establishing a beneficial interest in property
- Tax and Private Client newsletter - Summer 2017
- How to handle the residence nil rate band
- Finance Bill 2017 - Dropped by Select Committee
- Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) - Additional points to remember
- Supreme Court unanimously allows the charities’ appeal in Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others
- Landlords discriminating against tenants under the ‘right to rent’ scheme
- Key points from the Spring Budget 2017
- Digital assets in wills
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- Non-dom reforms: April 2017
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- Changes to the Remittance Basis of taxation
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- Tax and Private Client newsletter - Spring 2012
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- Taxation of non-domiciled individuals
- The proposed statutory definition of tax residence
- Can you disclose your tax irregularities, if you are not a plumber?
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- Making a Will - a matter of choice
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
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Justice Secretary David Gauke confirmed today that new legislation is to be introduced which would allow parties to obtain a ‘no-fault divorce’. The Ministry of Justice said the new legislation is expected to be introduced ‘as soon as parliamentary time allows’.…
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