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6 04, 2017

Welcome to the Insolvency Rules 2016

By | April 6th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Services|

After a number of years of consultation the long awaited Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 will finally come into effect today. The new regulations aim to provide a modern and concise guide for Insolvency Practitioners and other relevant stakeholders and will consolidate various amendments made to the original rules introduced in 1986. If these intended reforms work, they will [...]

4 04, 2017

Shared Appreciation Mortgages – Potential Claim

By | April 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in Teacher Stern’s dispute resolution department, has been interviewed on the BBC’s One Show in relation to a potential claim being organised against both Bank of Scotland and Barclays for compensation relating to Shared Appreciation Mortgages that were sold between 1996 – 1998. The programme was aired on BBC One on Monday 3rd April 2017 at [...]

3 04, 2017

Third Party Rights: Macris v FCA

By | April 3rd, 2017|Dispute Resolution|

Section 393 of the Financial Services and Markets “FSMA” Act 2000 provides that, if an FCA warning or decision notice “identifies”, prejudicially, an individual who is not the subject of the notice, that individual must be given the opportunity to respond to the criticism made, before the notice is made public. As prejudicial comments by the FCA can cause significant, [...]

29 03, 2017

Immigration Legal Update: Article 50 Triggered

By | March 29th, 2017|Immigration|

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered today which starts a period of negotiation between the UK and EU on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. How may this affect you? Article 50 formally triggers the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU. The UK will not leave the EU until that process [...]

28 03, 2017

The Probate Fees Increase – How Will It Affect You?

By | March 28th, 2017|Private Client|

You will have no doubt seen the recent media coverage regarding the Government’s proposed changes to probate fees. Despite widespread opposition, the Government has confirmed its plans to go ahead with these sometime in May 2017, although an exact date has yet to be announced. A Grant of Probate (or a Grant of Letters of Administration if there is no [...]

6 03, 2017

Meet Our Real Estate Team in Cannes During MIPIM 2017

By | March 6th, 2017|About Us, Our People, Real Estate, Real Estate|

A number of Partners from Teacher Stern's Real Estate team will be in Cannes from 13-17 March 2017 during MIPIM. If you would like to meet up with any of our team then please do get in touch with any of the following: Phil Berry – view Phil's contact details Laura Brown -view Laura's contact details Claire Gibson -view Claire's contact details Victoria [...]

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, [...]

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