March 2016 Archive

It's all in the planning... what really makes health projects succeed

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Recent reports about the challenges of the Addenbrooke's IT migration highlighted yet again the crucial importance of comprehensive planning for safe service migration on complex IT and service changes. More …

Gifts: a taxing issue

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That wise, old/long-dead sage, Seneca, once philosophised (as philosophers are wont to do) that "a gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer". More …

Disability U-turn – the impact on next generation planning

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Just five days after George Osborne announced his long term policy to "ensure disability benefits are better targeted", the Chancellor has been forced to make an untidy U-turn on Personal Independence Payments. More …

You're hired! A day in the life of a Blake Morgan apprentice…

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Jade Poolton, Trainee Legal Assistant More …

New EU Trade Mark Regulations: What's changing?

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This week, on 23 March 2016, the new EU Trade Mark Regulations will come into force. The aim of the new regulations is to make trade mark registration systems in the EU cheaper, quicker, more reliable and predictable. More …

Revenge in relationships – the consequences

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In recent weeks by the BBC drama 'The People v OJ Simpson' has gripped the nation. More …

The immediate divorce court fee increase

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Divorce court fees are set to rise today from £410 to £550. More …

Planning for the next generation

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The 2016 Budget is with us, and while the headlines focus on sugary drinks and Lifetime ISAs here are the key points in relation to the government's proposals for delivering new housing, expanding infrastructure and further planning system reform. More …

Reductions in Capital Gains Tax are go!

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As its announced that the headline Capital Gains Tax rates will be cut from 28% to 20%, and from 18% to 10% for basic-rate taxpayers, who will be the winners and losers? More …

SDLT 3% for joint purchases of residential properties

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Yesterday at the Budget draft legislation was produced finalising the structure of the 3% SDLT surcharge. More …