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Archive for June, 2016

Jun 16

Jersey Tax Avoidance Scheme Runs Aground

The lengths to which people go to avoid paying taxes are sometimes surprising, and the schemes that are created to facilitate tax avoidance come under close scrutiny from HM Revenue...

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Jun 16

Sixteen Old Enough to Banish Parental Knowledge

The respective rights of children and their parents has long been a tricky subject for the courts. A recent case on this topic involved a couple's adopted 16-year-old child, who...

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Jun 16

'Know Your Client' Failure Costs Firm

Although clients often regard as a nuisance the extensive 'know your client' procedures that are required by financial institutions and professional firms, the importance of strict adherence is clear, as...

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Jun 16

High Court Puts Right £400,000 IHT Blunder

Even the most sensible attempts at tax planning can be undone by changes in the law and achieve the exact opposite of the intended objective. However, one High Court case...

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Jun 16

Help to Buy Aids 150,000

The Government has released statistics which show that more than 150,000 properties have been sold to buyers who have made use of the 'Help to Buy' mortgage guarantee and equity...

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Jun 16

Relationship Breakdown Hurts, But a Lawyer Can Help Ease the Pain

The breakdown of a relationship is sadly often accompanied by dispute over the ownership of once shared possessions. However, one High Court case vividly shows why it is nearly always...

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Jun 16

P2P Lending Losses Compensation Terms Announced

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has grown very quickly over recent years. It is a system whereby an intermediary acts as a broker to enable individuals to make loans directly to those...

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Jun 16

Court Aids Widow by Correcting Obvious Error in Will

Wills are written in a style which many would describe as 'legalese' but, as any lawyer will tell you, absolute precision is the objective. In one case which illustrates the...

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Jun 16

Important Legal Changes for Companies

Since 6 April 2016, most companies and LLPs are required to hold a specific register of ‘People with Significant Control’, a PSC Register. There is now an obligation to take...

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Jun 16

Fifty Years and Counting…

In a world where few careers, let alone jobs, are for life, Harrogate solicitor Christopher Butterworth of Raworths is celebrating an exceptional anniversary - his fiftieth year in the firm....

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Jun 16

High Court Rules on Residential Development Contract Gone Bad

Building projects inevitably go wrong sometimes and those involved in such cases are wise to seek legal advice to achieve a swift and low-cost resolution. In a case where that...

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