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HMRC clarify a point on the SDLT treatment of properties with self-contained annexes

July 29 2019 The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) treatment of properties with self-contained annexes is complicated, but HMRC have recently clarified one point. They…

€150,000 GDPR fine for wrongly using “consent” as a basis for processing personal data of staff

August 9 2019 The Greek Data Protection Authority (“DPA” the equivalent of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office/ICO) has just fined PWC €150,000 for GDPR…

Does the GDPR apply outside the EU/UK?

May 13 2019 Six Data Privacy Myths those outside the EU/UK need to be aware of... There are a number of myths floating around the General Data Protection…

Stamp duty land tax 3% surcharge: case study on ‘replacement of only or main residence’

August 6 2019 This case study shows the complexity of the rules around the higher rates of SDLT for purchases of additional residential properties, especially the…

Digital copyright: AI and Blockchain

April 8 2019 Copyright law is being challenged by disruptive technologies such as AI and blockchain, themes explored by our Partner Simon Stokes in the recently…

New marriage registration rules could affect newlyweds

August 19 2019 Under new rules set to be introduced later this year, newlywed couples will need to ensure that their marriage is registered after their legal…

Why you should make a Will

August 15 2019 My colleague Stephanie Walls has recently written a very interesting article about a dispute between two step-sisters over inheritance following the…

Housebuilding in Hampshire Halted over Nitrates Pollution in the Solent

August 9 2019 Fears over nitrates pollution in the Solent area has resulted in planning authorities in Hampshire putting planning applications for new housing…

€150,000 GDPR fine for wrongly using “consent” as a basis for processing personal data of staff

August 9 2019 The Greek Data Protection Authority (“DPA” the equivalent of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office/ICO) has just fined PWC €150,000 for GDPR…

Stamp Duty Land Tax 3% surcharge: Armed Forces covenant

August 8 2019 The complicated rules for the higher rates of SDLT for purchases of additional residential properties can work out badly for members of the armed…