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One-fifth of people facing higher inheritance tax bills with probate delays continuing

One-fifth of people facing higher inheritance tax bills with probate delays continuing

One-fifth of bereaved families are facing higher inheritance tax (IHT) bills as a result of significant probate delays in the courts, according to the latest research.

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August 9, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Government launches consultation on parental leave entitlements

Government launches consultation on parental leave entitlements

The Government is undertaking a consultation on parental leave entitlements, as it seeks views on possible changes to the system.

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August 6, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Domestic abuse survivors to “shape future of family courts”

Domestic abuse survivors to “shape future of family courts”

Survivors of domestic abuse will be used to shape the future of family courts, a new report has revealed.

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July 31, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Government to align pension rights of same-sex and opposite-sex couples

Government to align pension rights of same-sex and opposite-sex couples

Pension rights for couples in same-sex marriages and civil partnerships will be better aligned with those in opposite-sex marriages, the Government has revealed.

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July 25, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Inheritance Tax: Could the seven-year rule be reduced to five years?

Inheritance Tax: Could the seven-year rule be reduced to five years?

The current ‘seven-year rule’ for Inheritance Tax (IHT) could be cut to five years according to proposals outlined in a review ordered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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July 15, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Small business unaware of new e-commerce rules, says FSB

Small business unaware of new e-commerce rules, says FSB

“Most small businesses” are unaware of new EU payment rules to be rolled out from September 2019, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

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July 12, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Opposite-sex civil partnerships extended to couples by “end of year”

Opposite-sex civil partnerships extended to couples by “end of year”

The Government will extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples by the end of this year, a report has revealed.

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July 10, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Employment Appeal Tribunal finds that covert recording is not always misconduct 

Employment Appeal Tribunal finds that covert recording is not always misconduct 

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that covert recording is not always misconduct, clarifying the rules following a judgement in Phoenix House V Stockman.

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July 10, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Court staff to be asked to enforce MIAMs before first family court hearing

Court staff to be asked to enforce MIAMs before first family court hearing

The current volume of family law cases is “‘unprecedented” and “unsustainable”, a leading expert has revealed.

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July 3, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Cybersecurity assessments need to play a greater role in M&A due diligence, say experts

Cybersecurity assessments need to play a greater role in M&A due diligence, say experts

Cybersecurity issues threaten more than half of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, a new study has revealed.

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June 27, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial