April 2016 Archive

The art of words during mediation

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Saying the right thing and decorum will go a long way when it comes to dealing with traumatic or stressful situations. More …

The importance of having a will

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The death of iconic rock legend Prince, shook the music world, his failure to leave a Will, as revealed by his sister this week, brings further shock to those he left behind. More …

Your business and your estate: The impact of business property relief

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The Internal Revenue Service in the USA has recently brought a successful action against a business owner who gifted his business interest to his children in the 1970s but never filed the appropriate return or paid the tax due. More …

The Archers raises domestic violence issues

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I am not a fan of The Archers but the recent domestic abuse storyline of married couple Rob Titchener and Helen Archer has caught my eye in the press. More …

The "Lineker equation" – is it as easy as writing a mathematical formula to resolve financial issues on divorce?

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Gary Lineker is today calling for a simplification of the divorce process, and a mathematical equation to resolve financial issues. More …

Divorce and your Will

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I am sure it's not on the list of most enjoyable things to do, but when is the right time to consider revisiting your Will? More …

Do I need a family solicitor to deal with my divorce?

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With online services now becoming somewhat the 'norm', separating couples often wonder: - "Do I actually need a solicitor to deal with my divorce?" More …

What will the future hold for Sydney and Amanda? A look at the legal implications for Grantchester's characters

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I like many have been an avid watcher of ITV's Grantchester and being set decades ago, it is making for interesting watching from a legal perspective! More …

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb? Short term renting of London homes

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The money to be made on holiday rental sites is causing problems for London's residential landlords. More …

What has the Cameron family shown us about inheritance tax planning?

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The world of Westminster has been talking tax for the last couple of weeks and the financial affairs of the rich and famous are now in the media spotlight. Offshore investments and inheritance tax (IHT) planning have been front page news. More …