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Chief Executive of the Law Society, England and Wales, speaks on Brexit

Posted by Lynne on June 29th 2016
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Catherine Dixon, chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, said yesterday, changes to key laws in the wake of Brexit could take years to accomplish and pledged the Law Society would work with the solicitor profession, their clients, the public and with government to support a calm transition in the wake of […]

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FCA’s proposed rules for the secondary annuity market published today

Posted by Lynne on April 21st 2016
(banking finance, Business, Litigation, Tax and Trust, wills)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published a consultation on its proposed rules and guidance for the secondary annuity market. The Government has confirmed that buyers and brokers in this market will need to be authorised by the FCA. The FCA has proposed that brokers must set out their charges upfront and agree them […]

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Court fees could double

Posted by Lynne on July 23rd 2015
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Contract Law, Debt Recovery, Employment, health & safety, industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, Litigation, medical negligence, mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Tax and Trust, wills)

Under a consultation announced yesterday by justice minister Shailesh Vara, the maximum fee for money claims would rise from £10,000 to £20,000. Currently fees are payable on 5% of the value of a claim up to a maximum of £10,000. Such measures would generate an estimated £48m a year in additional income. Justice minister Shailesh […]

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Onerous duties of an Executor

Posted by Paul Hirst on August 15th 2012
(Personal, Tax and Trust, wills)

  The duty of an Executor is to ascertain details of assets and liabilities of the estate and of any gifts made by the deceased. The difficulty is being certain that you have taken reasonable care to find these details. HM Revenue and Customs  says  this  in it’s Inheritance Tax customer Guide:- ‘How do I […]

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Inheritance tax

Posted by Paul Hirst on July 25th 2012
(Tax and Trust)

Frequently Asked Questions Q How much can I leave in my estate before I pay inheritance tax. A Anything you leave to your spouse or civil partner is free of inheritance tax. So if the estate you leave to your spouse /civil partner runs into the millions you will still not pay inheritance tax Q […]

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Will Writing and Charities

Posted by Paul Hirst on July 18th 2012
(Personal, Tax and Trust)

Charitable Legacies These are an invaluable source of income for many of the UK’s best loved charities generating almost £2billion a year for the sector. Yet while 74% of the UK population regularly support charities only 7% currently leave a legacy in their Will to them. If this figure was increased by just 4% Charities […]

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10 Aug
Taylor Review of employment practices

Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair, in a recent government review of employment practices has suggested all work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”. The report pays particular attention to the gig economy recommending the creation of a new category of worker, known as a ‘dependent contractor’, to provide additional rights […]

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