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COVID-19 – HMRC relax inheritance tax process

COVID-19 – HMRC relax inheritance tax process

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC has announced changed to the inheritance tax (IHT) process to ensure minimal disruption because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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April 17, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Private Client

Home Secretary tells victims of domestic abuse #YouAreNotAlone with launch of new awareness campaign

Home Secretary tells victims of domestic abuse #YouAreNotAlone with launch of new awareness campaign

A new public awareness campaign will highlight those at risk or are currently experiencing domestic abuse, the Home Secretary has said.

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April 16, 2020
Posted in Blog, Family Law

COVID-19 Top 5 tips for Commercial Tenants

COVID-19 Top 5 tips for Commercial Tenants

The current lockdown restrictions will have caused problems commercial tenants across all sectors. Our Retail specialist, Robert Rosenberg gives his top 5 tips for commercial tenants: 1. Really this should be one, two and three – TALK to your landlord. Landlords should not be scary but they are scared of this. We all are. They…

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April 15, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19, Property

Are you owed money? Some tips that may help

Are you owed money? Some tips that may help

In these difficult times cash is king! However many individuals, sole traders, firms and companies are using these difficult times as an excuse not to pay outstanding debts; including invoices, loans and contractual payments. So what can you do when faced with, or to avoid, this situation? Act quickly. The older an invoice becomes the…

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April 14, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Dispute Resolution

Companies House announces an extension for late filing of accounts

Companies House announces an extension for late filing of accounts

In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and companies focusing their time on trying to keep their business afloat, Companies House has announced that businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. Generally speaking, if a company is late in filing their accounts, Companies House will automatically issue…

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April 2, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19

Mortgage lenders limit new lending amid coronavirus measures

Mortgage lenders limit new lending amid coronavirus measures

Several of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders have restricted the number of products they are offering to those with larger deposits. Nationwide has said that it will now only offer mortgages to people with deposits of 25 per cent or more, Santander and Skipton have taken similar measures. Others, including Barclays, Halifax, Virgin Money and…

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April 2, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Property

Latest Family Q&A on COVID-19 measures

Latest Family Q&A on COVID-19 measures

As we enter an intensive phase of the UK government’s containment measures for the COVID 19 outbreak, many couples and families now facing extended periods of social distancing and isolation. This will place a heavy burden for couples undergoing separation and divorce, often requiring full attention to childcare duties while schools remain closed. Our family…

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March 31, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Family Law

Are you up to speed with new Capital Gains Tax 30-day rule for residential property?

Are you up to speed with new Capital Gains Tax 30-day rule for residential property?

The UK is about to see a significant change to the rules surrounding Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the disposal of residential property.

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March 31, 2020
Posted in Blog, Property

COVID-19 – The importance of updating your Will

COVID-19 – The importance of updating your Will

The current coronavirus outbreak is an obvious concern for many, and the unfortunate reality of the situation is that some of those people who will die as a result of the virus will not have made a Will.

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March 30, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Private Client

Enforceability of Commercial Contracts (COVID-19)

Enforceability of Commercial Contracts (COVID-19)

Many businesses today are struggling to cope with the pressures of the COVID-19 outbreak. As well as causing unprecedented health difficulties it is also giving rise to huge economic problems around the world.  These will in turn give rise to many legal disputes. The outbreak will have caused huge problems for supply chains being unable…

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March 27, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, Dispute Resolution