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Archive for December, 2016

Dec 16

Tenacious House Owner Wins £320,000 Following Compulsory Purchase

Property rights are strongly protected under English law and those who have their land compulsorily purchased by public authorities are entitled to full compensation. In one case, a man whose...

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Dec 16

Delay Denies Financial Support for Divorcee

It is not uncommon for affection and trust to survive the end of a marriage – but legal advice is still almost always required to ensure a fair outcome. In...

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Dec 16

Charitable Principle Not Enough

It seems trite to say that the law is what the law is, but in cases where a decision is reached that is correct under the law but which seems...

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Dec 16

Undisclosed Assets on Break-Up Cause Problems for Executor

When a couple break up, a financial settlement is normally agreed between them as part of the proceedings and that, usually, is that. However, in a recent case involving civil partners...

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Dec 16

Failure to Prove Trust Relationship Stymies Effort to Block Sale of Property

A surprising number of cases are brought to court each year in which allegations are made that the true ownership of an asset is something other than the 'paper' ownership,...

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Dec 16

Fertility Clinic Blunder Led to Mother Adopting Her Own Child

The requirements of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 are strict and any procedural error by fertility clinics can cause untold legal complications and misery. That was certainly so...

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Dec 16

Will Your Property Be an IHT Trap?

Data published recently show that the new £100,000 additional 'private residence' exemption for Inheritance Tax (IHT), which is due to be introduced in April 2017 and will increase thereafter, could...

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Dec 16

The Autumn Statement – at a glance

Last week’s Autumn Statement delivered no big surprises. The Chancellor confirmed a commitment to measures announced by his predecessor ensuring certainty and fairness for taxpayers.  The devil is in the...

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