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  • A recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the importance of ensuring that a partnership arrangement is properly documented. In Cheema v Jones, two GP’s (A and B) entered into a partnership to provide medical services, the terms of which … Read more

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  • Whether or not the security of tenure provisions contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the LTA 1954”) are included in a commercial lease, can often be one of the most important considerations for a landlord. Sections 24 to … Read more

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  • Any transaction, no matter how much the parties may believe they catered for all eventualities, carries a degree of risk of liability for all parties involved. Where trustees are party to a transaction (whether a property transfer or a lease), … Read more

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  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), is an organisation devoted to improving public understanding of the issues families face in relation to inheritance and succession planning.  Promoting education and high professional standards among all of its members is … Read more

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  • An unsurprising revision has recently passed through the Upper Tribunal, in the case of McQuillan v HMRC. The First-Tier had decided in favour of the McQuillans, in relation to their attempts to claim for entrepreneur’s relief when selling ordinary voting … Read more

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  • With an ageing population, a dramatic increase in house prices and more complex family structures, will disputes are becoming increasingly common. Ben Wilson, an Associate at Forbes Solicitors specialising in Contentious Trusts and Probate, gives an overview of the various … Read more

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  • The recent BBC drama Doctor Foster shone a light on the ugly side of divorce.  Having exposed her husband’s betrayals in the finale of series 1, this series showed how the spouses’ destructive behaviour towards each other drove their 15 … Read more

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  • We have all heard the stories of how people attend a property auction and bought a property for an unbelievably low price. The process can prove exciting and potentially profitable; however it is essential that you proceed with caution! Once … Read more

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  • Flying Freeholds often rear their heads at the most inopportune moments; they are most commonly discovered when purchasing a property or part of a property. This is obviously never a good time to discover any issues, let alone ones that … Read more

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  • There are various ways in which a lease can be brought to an end. The appropriate method to use will vary dependent upon whether the lease term has passed. We will consider the different options available prior to the expiry … Read more

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  • The late payment of invoices is one of the biggest problems businesses face according to BACS. In a 2017 study, the bank automated clearance scheme found that SMEs were collectively facing £14.2bn in late payments and commercial bad debts. While … Read more

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  • Over recent years there has been a vast increase in the number of leasehold properties being registered at the Land Registry. The number of leasehold properties in England and Wales has almost doubled between 1996 and 2015. Leasehold properties can … Read more

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  • Customers paying late is one of the biggest issues for the UK’s SMEs. According to insurance company Zurich, the total ‘late payment debt’ for both large and small businesses in the UK now stands at £44.6 billion. It can be … Read more

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  • Preparing for GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to enter into force on 25 May 2018 is set to bring in a number of changes to the current data protection regime as set out in the Data Protection … Read more

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  • The review made by the midwifery standard body will seek to replace the word ‘normal birth’ with ‘physiological birth’. The connotations of ‘normal birth’ have long been associated with birth without medical interventions such as caesareans, epidurals and instrumental delivery.  … Read more

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  • Last week, a retired senior Court of Protection Judge, Denzil Lush commented that Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) leave vulnerable elderly people open to financial abuse.LPAs are important legal documents, which allow a person to appoint someone (or more than … Read more

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  • The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (SCPC) are a set of conditions to be incorporated into a contract for sale or grant of a lease of commercial property. Most conditions that are needed in a contract are similar and the SCPC … Read more

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  • A Landlord and Tenant may have entered into an arrangement for the leasing of a property for a fixed period of time, but both parties should be aware from the outset that the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“LTA 1954”) … Read more

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  • It is reported in the Times that it is the first time that there has been more than 4000 cancelled urgent operations in the year from July to June, with the highest number in June. “Urgent” operations include those that … Read more

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  • Resolution are the forefront of a campaign for a “no fault divorce” in Engand and Wales and have now been instrumental in assisting Mrs Owens being granted pernission to appeal to the Supreme Court. Mrs Owens in 2015 petitoned for … Read more

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  • The Supreme Court, on 26th July 2017, in the matter of Birch v Birch, over-turned the decision of a lower court in relation to the ability to ‘vary’ an undertaking that had been made in financial remedy proceedings. An undertaking, … Read more

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  • On the evening of 17 July 2017, the Family Legal Professional advised that there would be dramatic changes to the style of the Divorce Petition when issuing Divorce Proceedings.  The new style Divorce Petition will come into effect on 7 … Read more

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  • Mr. Walker entered a civil partnership in January 2006 which was later converted into a marriage.  Mr. Walker’s employer refused to pay a full spousal pension on the basis that his service began before the Civil Partnership Act came into … Read more

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