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Keeping planning permissions alive

01/10/2007 The changes made to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004), which generally reduced the life of permissions from five to three years, will have a significant impact on developers.

US/UK dual qualified charities

26/11/2010 US citizens (and other individuals subject to US income tax) who are resident in the UK, may be subject to tax in either the US or the UK when they make contributions to charity unless the charity is dual qualified.

Foreign assets: overseas but over here in a bankruptcy

24/11/2011 Earlier this year, the High Court gave judgment in a case involving a bankrupt who owned property in Morocco (Saunders v Donovan, unreported).

Probate matters: advertising for creditors

01/12/2008 Hidden in a newspaper's 'Legal Notices' you may have seen advertisements which are headed with the name of a deceased person together with the line: 'Pursuant to Section 27, Trustee Act 1925 (as amended)'.

Making claims in administration/liquidation as an unsecured creditor: the process of proving debts owed by the company

08/09/2010 Insolvency procedures involving companies are complex and generally take a long time to complete.

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