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Archive for May, 2016

May 16

In the Style to Which One Wishes to Become Accustomed

Divorce cases involving the very rich are over-represented in court reports for the simple reason that where the family is very wealthy, the costs of arguing over the division of...

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May 16

Eyewitness Evidence Preferred to That of Experts

When a car hits a pedestrian, it is usual for the driver of the car to be held to be at fault, but this is not always the case. When a...

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May 16

It's All in the Timing

Selling the shares in a business you own and run attracts very favourable tax treatment in the UK and one of the most beneficial reliefs is Entrepreneurs' Relief (ER), which...

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May 16

Evidence Sufficient to Defeat Challenge to Will

A recent Court of Appeal case shows how important it is to carry out procedures properly in order for a person who clearly has impaired mental capacity to create a...

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May 16

Homeowner Defeats Planning Officer in Rates Row

In an important decision for property professionals, the High Court has ruled that, when considering the nature of a single unit of accommodation, a simple application of the 'bricks and...

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May 16

Children's Voices Matter in Care Cases – But Are Not Always Decisive

The voices of children will always be heard by family judges in care proceedings, but they are not always decisive and can be outweighed by other factors. In one case,...

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May 16

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2016

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is this year being held from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Crown Hotel, Harrogate as part of the Harrogate International Festivals....

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May 16

Equity Release Dangers Exposed

Financial products which offer to release capital tied up in people's homes can be extremely complex and such arrangements should only ever be entered into after receiving specialist advice. In...

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May 16

Are Your Children Your Tenants? – Sign a Lease

Parents often let their children live in properties they own on an informal basis. However, one Court of Appeal case stands as a stern warning that the absence of a...

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May 16

Making a Will? Take Legal Advice to Avoid Family Conflict

In a case which underlines the reasons why you should always get a solicitor to help you make your will, the opinion of an experienced lawyer as to the mental...

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May 16

Seventeen-Year Battle Over Assets Proves Ruinous

Divorces are very seldom totally amicable, but letting squabbles over the terms under which a marriage is dissolved run on and on can be ruinous, as a recent case shows....

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May 16

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Second Homes – The Basics

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was brought in to replace the old ‘stamp duty’ and has been complex since its inception. Among the transactions subject to SDLT are property sales. Levied...

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May 16

Tenant Lives to Fight Again as Court Upholds Without Prejudice Plea

When a tenant admitted in discussions with her landlord's lawyers that she had been in arrears with the lease payments on her restaurant, the admissions were used to justify a...

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May 16

Beware Not Declaring Gifts!

A recent appeal considered by the Tax Tribunal has highlighted the importance of the disclosure of lifetime gifts made by deceased individuals. Robert Hutchings died in October 2009, leaving an...

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