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Archive for March, 2017

Mar 17

Make sure your farmland is in the right hands

As demand for building and development on farms grows we consider the importance of planning ownership to obtain full rate relief Diversifications on farms is increasing and with these changes...

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Mar 17

Unexplained Delay Denies Right to Give Evidence

A recent case in which a litigant who waited more than a year to file its final defence against a claim had its late submissions rejected by the court is...

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Mar 17

Tax Evasion Assistance – Changes in the Law

New rules which came into effect on 1 January 2017 will see professionals who deliberately aid clients to evade (not avoid, which is legal) tax saddled with penalties of the...

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Mar 17

Massive Increases in Probate Charges on Large Estates on the Way

Probate fees, which rose sharply only three years ago, are about to rise again. Under the present scheme an application for probate by an individual costs £215 and by a solicitor...

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Mar 17

Supreme Court Overturns Daughter's Will Claim Award

A surprising Court of Appeal decision that a daughter was a 'dependant' of her estranged mother and thus entitled to benefit from her estate has now been overturned by the...

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Mar 17

New Powers Proposed to Make Family Financial Settlements Effective

The problem of making family financial settlements or court rulings in divorce 'stick' is well known. Following an extensive consultation process, the Law Commission has made proposals designed to improve...

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Mar 17

Could your staff be suffering from Workplace Stress?

Stress in the workplace is on the rise and the cost for employers can be huge, not only resulting in lost production but also management time, effects on morale and...

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Mar 17

Attorney Who Forged Will to Accelerate Inheritance Given Jail Term

When an elderly man died owning both a house and a half share in an attached property with his sister, whose financial affairs were already being administered by a cousin...

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Mar 17

Solicitor in Harrogate

Harrogate and District Law Society Announce New President

Kate Maybury, Senior Associate at Raworths, solicitors in Harrogate, has been appointed the new President of the Harrogate and District Law Society. During the 12-month period, Kate, a specialist in...

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Mar 17

Where is a Taxpayer 'Ordinarily Resident'?

The answer to the vital question of whether a taxpayer is 'ordinarily resident' in the UK depends on many factors. In one such case, a billionaire businessman received an £84...

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Mar 17

Spring Budget – Implications for the Individual and an increase in Probate fees

This year there has been little in the Spring Budget by way of surprises for individuals with most of the announcements looking at the detail of policy, rather than actual...

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Mar 17

Housing Association Tenant Pays Price for Unlawful Subletting

Social housing tenants are not normally permitted to sublet their properties. Where it is discovered that they have, an Unlawful Profits Order (UPO) can be made to recover any profit...

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Mar 17

Bankruptcy Can Be a Fresh Start – But Only For Those Who Cooperate!

Bankruptcy gives debtors the chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start – but such opportunities are only open to those who cooperate with creditors: the law...

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Mar 17

Court Orders Must Be Obeyed – But Caring Pensioner Was Wrongly Jailed

Disobeying court orders is ultimately punishable by imprisonment – but only as a last resort. In the context of a family case, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a...

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