Blogs, News and Articles

Whether you are interested in the articles that we have prepared for our clients and contacts and/or had published in national, professional or specialist trade media, our news releases about developments at the firm or at our clients or a less formal perspective on events from our blogs, the information is here. You might also take a look at our publications section. For further information, please contact Cheryl Sturdy or John North.

New Inheritance Laws Come Into Effect

Radical revisions to the intestacy rules came into force today (October 1) which are aimed at simplifying the issues of inheritance in cases where the deceased has left no will.  Continue reading

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EU red tape strangling tech start-ups.

The executive chairman of Google has said that the bureaucracy of the European Union has “strangled” the emerging technology start-up sector. Continue reading

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Equal rights for the self employed

The Labour Party has promised “equal rights for the self employed” if it wins the next election. Ed Miliband, its Continue reading

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IHT total hits six-year high

The amount families are paying in inheritance tax (IHT) has hit its highest level in six years, according to new government figures. Continue reading

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Internet era could lead to new privacy law, says senior judge

Britain may need to introduce controversial privacy laws to meet the ‘challenges’ thrown up by lightning-fast internet communications, Britain’s most senior judge has said. Continue reading

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New plan to increase transparency in family courts

Crucial steps towards ending secrecy in the family courts have been set out by a leading judge as he published proposals to open cases to the public for the first time. Continue reading

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Dealing with non-disclosers – the case of Sharland vs Sharland

Family lawyers constantly advise their clients that they have a duty to provide full and frank financial disclosure to the Continue reading

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Creating a power of attorney – always a smart move

Death and taxes have always been part of life and people make wills, not just to ensure their estates are divided as Continue reading

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High Court rules Ashya King’s freedom from legal controls

Ashya King, the five-year-old boy at the centre of the debate surrounding parental rights and European arrest warrants, Continue reading

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Corporate insolvency – litigation

Those in the insolvency profession are calling on the government to put in place a permanent exemption for Continue reading

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