For business

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Businesses need to be aware that if their business activities cause water pollution, they could face hefty fines. An example of this is the recent case involving the construction company Miller Homes Limited, which was building a housing development in...
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During the last couple of weeks we’ve become familiar with Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and aficionado’s will have dusted off Articles 216 – 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. Then we absorbed the maxim to keep calm and...
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In my blog on the 2016 Budget, I commented on the Chancellor’s continued theme of lowering corporation tax rates, in which he announced the rate of corporation tax being lowered to 17% by 2020. Even before his comments in the Financial Times this...
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The sky’s not fallen and in the short term Brexit makes no difference to UK employment law. Our law may have been driven by EU Directives but these have been implemented through legislation and regulations which remain in force until repealed. In the...
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Hard on the heels of the abolition of maximum fines in the Magistrates’ court, new sentencing guidelines are likely to lead to tougher sentences for directors and businesses convicted of serious health and safety offences. At the heart of the new...

For Individuals

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During the last couple of weeks we’ve become familiar with Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and aficionado’s will have dusted off Articles 216 – 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. Then we absorbed the maxim to keep calm and...
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The legal community has, over the last few years, faced a significant degree of uncertainty regarding the ability to assign pre-Jackson Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA), also known as “no win no fee” Agreements. Assignment creates no new rights,...
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Recently the arguable shortcomings of bereavement damages have once again been brought into question when a woman has commenced court proceedings against the government to court for a breach of her human rights, in being denied bereavement damages. When her...
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Proposed changes in the law mean you could save as much £140,000 in Inheritance Tax (IHT) when the family home passes to children on death. The new IHT Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) will be introduced in April 2017.  It is in addition to an...
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Access to affordable home insurance is critically important when it comes to helping households recover from the severe financial impacts and damage caused by flooding. With the UK experiencing a dramatic increase in extreme rainfall and unpredictable flash...