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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to be one of the most significant technological developments of the 21st century. However, it is far from clear precisely what impact it will have on the future of the economy and the workplace in particular. That is why the Young Professionals Group of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce,…

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March 12, 2018
Posted in Blog

‘Widespread confusion’ over IHT and ISAs

‘Widespread confusion’ over IHT and ISAs

New research published this week has revealed that there is still ‘widespread confusion’ among UK adults regarding the rules governing Inheritance Tax (IHT) and ISAs in England and Wales.

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March 9, 2018
Posted in Private Client

Positive response to safeguarding children proposals

Positive response to safeguarding children proposals

The Government’s proposed changes to statutory guidance on safeguarding children were met with a positive reaction, the Department for Education (DfE) reports. Between 25 October and 31 December, the Government ran a consultation, soliciting feedback on the changes it was proposing to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, the current guidelines, along with new child…

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March 8, 2018
Posted in Family Law

Ex-wife of Russian oligarch wins latest leg of divorce dispute

Ex-wife of Russian oligarch wins latest leg of divorce dispute

The ex-wife of a wealthy Russian oligarch locked in a bitter dispute over a multi-billion pound fortune has won the latest round of an ongoing legal battle.

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March 1, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Mortgage approvals up for ‘small deposit’ homebuyers

Mortgage approvals up for ‘small deposit’ homebuyers

New data suggests that mortgage approvals for homebuyers with small deposits rose significantly towards the end of last year, as first-time buyers moved to secure their place on the property ladder following an historic Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) cut.

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February 28, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Why unmarried couples should consider signing a cohabitation agreement

Why unmarried couples should consider signing a cohabitation agreement

Unmarried cohabiting couples are being advised to consider signing a cohabitation agreement, after a recent survey found that more than a third of cohabitees were misunderstanding the law.

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February 21, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Surge in first-time buyers after Stamp Duty cut

Surge in first-time buyers after Stamp Duty cut

According to a recent study, the number of mortgaged first-time buyers in the UK rose to 365,000 in 2017, the highest level seen in more than a decade, with the rise being attributed largely to November’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) cut.

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February 21, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Case will impact on employment law

Case will impact on employment law

A Supreme Court hearing later today (20 February) will have “significant ramifications” on employment law for a number of industries, including the media, the health service and the construction industry.

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February 20, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Cohabitees are misunderstanding the importance of Wills, study reveals

Cohabitees are misunderstanding the importance of Wills, study reveals

A new study suggests that UK cohabiting couples are misunderstanding the law and overlooking the importance of drawing up Wills.

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February 16, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Don’t forget to review your People with Significant Control register

Don’t forget to review your People with Significant Control register

The People with Significant Control register (PSC), introduced in June 2016, requires companies to declare individuals who have a significant stake in the business.

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February 15, 2018
Posted in Blog, Commercial