Legal news archive

Posted on: 14/07/2015
Inheritance tax changes

The recent Budget saw the Chancellor announce reforms to Inheritance Tax rules which were widely expected following the Conservative Party’s General Election victory.  Currently, a married couple are able to access allowances of £325,000 each, which can be doubled up and applied as a single allow



Posted on: 25/06/2015
Grandmother with Grandchild

The Prime Minister David Cameron has recently suggested that he would be “happy” to look at plans for so called “granny leave” giving working grandparents the right to take up to 18 weeks of shared paren



Posted on: 16/06/2015
Divorce and new tax developments

Transfers of property between separating couples should take place in the tax year of separation to avoid



Posted on: 03/06/2015
how to protect your pension

The new pension reforms mean that divorcees who have the benefit of a



Posted on: 27/05/2015

The news that Tesco has announced that it may pursue the former Chief Executive, Philip Clark for repayment of his £1.2m termination settlement will no doubt cause concern for those who have left their employment under a



Posted on: 03/12/2014
money house

On 3 December 2014, the Government announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential properties. The tax is now graduated rather than a flat rate. Buyers will make a saving or pay the same if the price is £937,500 or less. The Government believes that 98% of buyers will make a saving.



Posted on: 04/11/2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has, this morning, given judgment in Bear Scotland v Fulton (and other related cases).



Posted on: 13/10/2014

Until recently, the families of missing persons have been left in a legal limbo, as a result of the uncertainty of whether or not the person is still alive.   Obviously, most families would hope that that is the case, but eventually a point is reached whereby the only logical conclusion is that t



Posted on: 23/09/2014

Together with autumnal feelings, October is yet again bringing in employment law changes:

1.       Increase to the national minimum wage



Posted on: 18/09/2014

Shared Parental Leave (“SPL”) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (“ShPP”) have recently come into force. If your baby is due on or after 5 April 2015 (including if you adopt a child), you may be entitled to SPL and ShPP.



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