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UK property tax: a brief guide to buying residential property in the UK

May 9 2019 Taxation of residential property has been a focus for the UK Government in recent years. Resulting changes have added complexity to the tax system…

Godparent v guardian

February 2 2018 Many parents assume that if they have appointed a godparent for their child, that the godparent will be able to step in to take care of the children…

George Michael's will - more details revealed

September 6 2018 After months of speculation since the singer’s untimely death, the singer’s cousin has revealed further details of the will of George Michael. Our…

Freehold owners and Section 42 Notices

January 9 2019 You are the freeholder of a building, and you receive a Section 42 Notice from one of the leaseholders - so, what do you do now?…

Promissory notes, personal representatives and probate

May 14 2018 A promissory note is, in its most basic form, a written statement containing an unconditional promise by one party to pay a definite sum of money to…

Collateral warranties - to be, or not to be, a construction contract?

August 4 2021 Section 104(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the Act) provides that a ‘construction contract’ is “an agreement for…

When is disclosure not full and frank?

August 4 2021 Southern Housing Group Ltd v Stephen Berry (County Court at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch, 25 February 2021) dealt with an important issue for anyone who…

Costs and funding divorce

August 3 2021 When your marriage or civil partnership breaks down, you may look to get advice from a lawyer, in order to point you in the right direction as to what…

Ban on wearing headscarves at work

July 29 2021 The German courts referred two cases to be considered by the ECJ. One involved a special needs carer in a children’s daycare centre.

COVID travel restrictions to the UK

July 29 2021 Any UK residents that have been fully vaccinated by the UK’s NHS vaccination programme or as part of the UK’s vaccine programme overseas are now able…