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April 2017 changes for UK resident non-domiciled individuals

January 16 2017 We have been aware for some time that the rules in relation to non-UK domiciled individuals are due to change in April 2017 and are advising many…

What is an indemnity policy?

December 19 2016 In simple terms, an indemnity policy is an insurance policy to cover a defect relating to a property. Such policies are commonly used to cover against…

9 key facts about asbestos

April 29 2016 Initially hailed as a miracle mineral, asbestos can be deadly when treated incorrectly. Here's a quick introduction to this infamous material - and…

NEC3 - Contractors beware: fitness for purpose

April 8 2016 A recent survey published by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA1) has found that the NEC3 building contract is now the most used form of…

Cofely Ltd v Anthony Bingham & Knowles - High Court removes arbitrator over apparent bias

May 26 2016 In the recent case of Cofely Ltd v Bingham and another [2016] EWHC 240, the Commercial Court granted an application to remove an arbitrator under…

The Resolution Code of Practice - what can it mean for you?

April 4 2017 We sometimes hear that clients find it difficult to know how to choose a solicitor. We sympathise with that dilemma. In problems relating to family…

English Commercial Court upholds asymmetric jurisdiction clauses

March 31 2017 Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses, which allow one party to sue in any jurisdiction whilst restricting the other party to only one jurisdiction, have…

Solar tax increase - what will it mean for schools?

March 31 2017 Schools and some other businesses with solar panels installed may see a rise as large as 800% in taxes when business rate changes come into effect in…

No Will, no way…

March 31 2017 Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in Will disputes, and indeed the amount spent on legal costs in attempting to resolve the…

No more Multi-Academy Trusts in the South West?

March 24 2017 Some schools intending to convert to academy status are being told that there are to be no more Multi-Academy Trusts (MATS) established in large…