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22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By | February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

15 02, 2017

Employment Update: ‘My train is cancelled … again’

By | February 15th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Transport|

Politics aside, perhaps the biggest talking point for Londoners in 2016 was travel disruption. From the ongoing Southern Rail delays to multiple tube strikes, simply getting into work became increasingly problematic for many people. So what should employers do when their staff are late for work or cannot get in at all? The key is to distinguish between: ‘one-off’ absences [...]

8 02, 2017

Teacher Stern Advises on Sale of the Eyecon Group of Companies to Playtech for £50m

By | February 8th, 2017|Corporate, Gaming, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

Teacher Stern recently acted for the founder of the Eyecon group of companies on his sale to Playtech plc for total consideration of up to £50 million. Further details can be found here: Playtech bets £50m on bingo specialist Eyecon as it looks to bolster content Playtech Acquires Eyecon to Consolidate Presence on UK Regulated Market

7 02, 2017

Breakfast Seminar: Tax and Residential Property Structures

By | February 7th, 2017|About Us, Real Estate, Real Estate, Tax|

When: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 arrival from 8am for a 8:30am start Where: Teacher Stern Offices, 37 - 41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH What: A practical session on what to do with existing residential property structures from a tax perspective Who: Sarah Cardew, Tax Partner of Teacher Stern LLP and Michael Thomas, Tax Barrister of Pump Court Tax Chambers Places are limited, [...]

17 01, 2017

Brexit Means Brexit

By | January 17th, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Prime Minister Teresa May has today confirmed that when she says ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ she means that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the European Union. The single market is a trade bloc that guarantees the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: goods, capital, services and people. Leaving the single market is therefore likely to [...]

17 01, 2017

How BoS rushed borrowers on shared appreciation mortgages

By | January 17th, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

The details of how Bank of Scotland rushed older borrowers into hugely expensive mortgages where their debt rose with house prices have been revealed by a This is Money investigation. Evidence has emerged that the bank - which has previously been criticised for sharp sales practices - hurried customers approaching retirement into signing up to shared appreciation mortgages without financial [...]

11 01, 2017

Your Lawyer’s Involvement Does Not Automatically Provide Privilege Protection

By | January 11th, 2017|Dispute Resolution|

This article discusses the recent decision of the High Court in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch), in which it was held that communications with lawyers and working papers prepared by clients and their lawyers (whether in house or external) for the purposes of obtaining and giving legal advice, will not necessarily be privileged from disclosure if [...]

4 01, 2017

Applications for Training Contracts are now open!

By | January 4th, 2017|About Us, Our People|

Applications for training contracts commencing in Autumn 2019 are now open. The application deadline is 30 April 2017. Click here to learn more about our Trainee Solicitor Recruitment and view our Trainee video to gain an insight into life as a Teacher Stern Trainee.

5 12, 2016

Breakfast Seminar: Financial Risk Hedging 101

By | December 5th, 2016|Real Estate, Services|

What: A practical introduction to the concepts of hedging, focusing on interest rates and foreign exchange exposures. The seminar will address: Why is it needed? How is it documented? How is the decision taken? Why does it go wrong and what are the consequences? The seminar will last no more than 45 minutes with an opportunity to ask questions and [...]

30 11, 2016

Autumn Statement Summary 2016

By | November 30th, 2016|Services|

This was Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement, and the first post-referendum. It was therefore significant for two reasons, but turned out to be relatively quiet. The most attention grabbing announcement was that this was to be the Chancellor’s last Autumn Statement, with the regime changing to a Budget in the Autumn and a Statement in the Spring. Corporation Tax Corporation [...]

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