July 2017 Archive

What changes are happening in the agricultural sector?

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Our expert discusses the major changes that are happening in the agricultural sector right now including risks of cyber attacks and chlorinated chickens potentially coming to the UK. More …

Is the end in sight for new-build, leasehold houses?

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Following the 'ground rent scandal,' the Government has set out plans to outlaw leaseholds on new-build houses along with potentially reducing ground rents down to a peppercorn. But what will this mean for home-buyers? More …

An open and shut case

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John Mitchell explains the guidelines around food recall laws and the impact product recalls can have on a company. More …

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Practical pitfalls

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In part one of our 'practical pitfalls' blog, we consider the making of an LPA or acting as an attorney, what obstacles might you need to overcome. More …

Making of Wills to be brought in to 21st Century

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The Law Commission is discussing proposals to bring Will-making into the 21st century. One day you might be able to use your smartphone to record your wishes and instructions about what will happen to your estate when you die. More …

Friday afternoon fraud on property transactions

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Fraudsters target property transactions being processed by accessing email accounts and diverting money to their bank account. The ruse is dubbed “Friday afternoon fraud” as criminals typically target transactions being processed before the weekend. Find out how you can protect yourself from this scam. More …

The rise and fall of Inheritance Tax

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How will Inheritance Tax affect your plans to downsize your home? The government has advised that the Nil Rate band amount will be frozen at £325,000 until tax year 2020/21. Our expert explains the impact this will have on home owners. More …