21 09, 2016

Teacher Stern receives additional recommendations in the 2016 Legal 500 rankings

By | September 21st, 2016|About Us, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Real Estate, Real Estate, Sport, Sport|

Teacher Stern is delighted to announce being recommended in seven practice areas in this year's edition of the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. This year's results see Teacher Stern ranked in four additional practice areas compared to the previous year, with eight lawyers recommended. Joint Managing Partners David Salisbury and David Irwin, the “acutely [...]

12 09, 2016

Teacher Stern Welcomes New Dispute Resolution Partner

By | September 12th, 2016|Dispute Resolution, Finance, New Appointments|

Philip Rubens has joined Teacher Stern as a Partner in our Dispute Resolution department. He moved from the respected financial services litigation boutique firm, Cooke, Young & Keidan. Philip has a broad experience, having acted for a range of clients including hedge funds, bankers, senior management and brokers, as well as completing a 6 month secondment to the FSA (now FCA).

7 09, 2016

Barclays and Bank of Scotland could face legal action over shared appreciation mortgage scandal

By | September 7th, 2016|Services|

Banking giants Barclays and Bank of Scotland are facing potential court action over allegations they misled customers taking shared appreciation mortgages in the 1990s. Christopher Philpot, a solicitor at Teacher Stern, believes he has found a way to take the banks to task over the outrageously expensive loans, based on an assertion that the contracts were unfair. Thousands of people [...]

31 08, 2016

IHT to be Charged on UK Residential Property Owned by an Offshore Company or Trust

By | August 31st, 2016|Private Client, Real Estate, Services, Tax|

What are the changes? The Government is consulting on changes which will mean that non-domiciles can no longer escape a UK IHT charge on UK residential property by owning it through an offshore vehicle such as a company or trust.  The period for consultation runs until 20 October 2016 and the changes will come into effect from 6 April 2017. [...]

11 08, 2016

Teacher Stern Immigration Seminar: Getting the Right to Work Checks Right

By | August 11th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

What: The Home Office is cracking down on illegal working. Illegal workers include individuals who have no right to work in the UK and those working in excess of their permitted hours. Raids are being carried out, fines are being levied and migrants are being deported with increasing frequency and the government has introduced a new offence which enables it [...]

25 07, 2016

Changes to Company Insolvency and Bankruptcy fees

By | July 25th, 2016|Dispute Resolution|

On 21 July 2016, an increase in the fees for bankruptcy and company insolvency came into force. The new fees will apply to any petition which is lodged with the Adjudicator or filed with the court on or after 21 July 2016. The new fee structure will also apply to any bankruptcy order or compulsory winding up order made on [...]

13 07, 2016

New Offence of Illegal Working

By | July 13th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In a further attempt to crack down on illegal working, a new offence came into force on 12 July 2016. The new offence means that workers themselves, as well as their employers, are now liable to imprisonment and/or a fine if they work in the UK without the appropriate permission. Clare Taylor and Sophie Placzek consider the impact for migrant [...]

5 07, 2016

Brexit: Implications for Employment Law

By | July 5th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In light of Brexit, the current landscape of UK employment law is uncertain.  Although it’s currently still business as usual, the decision to leave presents an opportunity to review the application of EU laws implemented in the UK. Some examples of legislation that may be subject to change are set out below: The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 Under EU law, [...]

27 06, 2016

Brexit – what does this mean for EU migrants and our UK Employment laws?

By | June 27th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union. EU nationals, their family members and their employers will be concerned about what happens next. Until the UK actually leaves the European Union EU nationals and their non-EEA family members* should continue to enjoy the same freedom of movement rights that have meant that they have been able to live [...]

24 06, 2016

Informal Contract Variation – Revisited

By | June 24th, 2016|Dispute Resolution, Services|

Informal contract variation cases are a bit like London buses - you wait years for one and then you get a convoy. Last week's Court of Appeal decision in MWB v Rock has settled the argument. Anti-informal variation clauses do not, as a matter of law, prevent informal variation of contracts.  However, that is not quite the same as saying [...]

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