Inheritance Tax Allowances & Planning – How To Mitigate Your Potential Inheritance Tax Liability

Inheritance tax, or IHT as it is commonly known, is payable on everything you have of value when you die, including: Your home Savings and investments Jewellery, works of art...


Cash Flow Modelling For Personal Injury Trusts

Some compensation awards for personal injury or clinical negligence can be substantial. These personal tragedies can be life changing, which come with their own challenges, but hopefully the intention is...


Have You Been Misled In Contract Negotiations?

Contracts, of one sort or another, form the basis of most commercial transactions. Parties to contracts will usually make representations to the other in the course of negotiations. However, if those...


Landlords – Is Your Property Affected By The Ground Rent Scandal?

Landlords across the UK could be entitled to compensation due to onerous ground rent charges. In the 2000’s, developers started selling homes on a leasehold rather than freehold basis –...


Trusts In Wills – How To Protect Beneficiaries From Bankruptcy, Divorce Or Themselves

Including a Trust in your Will can be very useful for a number of reasons. Essentially a Trust is created where you have one set of people (the trustees) holding assets...


I Wouldn’t Bank On It…

In the modern world, having children from previous relationships, divorces and unmarried cohabiting spouses are common place. A recent case involves a scenario where all of these eventualities occurred over...


Can A Dismissal Be Discriminatory, Even If Later Retracted?

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Jakkhu v Network Rail. Jakkhu v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd Case background Mr Jakkhu suffered from ulcerative colitis. He lived in London and...


Disabled Workers Paid 16% Less On Average Than Non-Disabled Colleagues

Recent research by The Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) and Trades Union Congress (TUC) highlights the disadvantages suffered by disabled people in the workplace. Report into disabled workers pay In...


Covert Surveillance – A Breach Of The Right To Private Life?

The question of whether an employer can introduce covert surveillance over its employees has been a longstanding bone of contention in the Courts. In the recent case of Lopez Ribalda...


Employment Law Changes In 2020 – Is Your Business Prepared?

From 6th April 2020, as part of the Good Work Plan, significant employment law changes are planned to the requirement to provide employees with a written statement of the terms...


Employee Unfairly Dismissed For Sharing The Details Of A Confidential Document Left On An Office Printer

In the employment law case of Jagex Ltd v McCambridge, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was asked to consider reductions in compensation where a Claimant has “contributed” to their dismissal...


Section 21 – Landlord Rights Explained

A consultation into the use of section 21 notices to evict fixed-term tenants is currently underway – but critics have claimed that scrapping the legislation altogether may leave 960,000 fewer...