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Bank of Mum and Dad: Concessionary Purchases

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Occasionally Mum and Dad own a family home which could be transferred to a son or daughter when Mum and Dad downsize. In these situations it is not uncommon for the parents to agree to transfer the property at undervalue, with the rest of the value effectively being a gift. More …

Digital assets and making a will

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In January 2018 a unique, mint condition item was put up for sale in an online auction house and generated a huge amount of interest. We take a look at digital assets in more detail. More …

Brexit negotiations and EU nationals in the UK

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Following the Brexit referendum, the position of EU nationals in the UK has become part of the complex withdrawal negotiations. After months of uncertainty, in June 2018, the Government announced the details of the agreement reached with the EU regarding protecting the rights of EU nationals in the UK. More …

New building regulations ban combustible cladding

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Partner Rachel Gwilliam explains what the changes to legislation mean for the construction industry. Eighteen months after 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire, combustible cladding has been banned from use in all new high-rise residential buildings. More …

The rise of predatory marriages and how they can affect Wills

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Earlier this year we looked at how the test of capacity varies depending on the situation and how it may be possible that the threshold required for a person to marry is lower than that to make a Will. Campaigners are now hoping to change the law in order to protect vulnerable testators and their families from exploitation by ill-intentioned individuals entering into a marriage for financial gain. More …