29 07, 2020

Immigration Update

By |2020-07-29T11:59:41+01:00July 29th, 2020|Services|

Immigration Update: The UK’s post-Brexit Immigration System On 13 July 2020, the UK government released a new policy paper telling us what the UK’s points-based system will look like post-Brexit. The new system will take effect on 1 January 2021, when freedom of movement between the UK and the EU comes to an end. The new rules and requirements will [...]

13 07, 2020

Employer Q&A – Coronavirus July 2020

By |2020-07-13T15:05:08+01:00July 13th, 2020|Services|

This Q&A is guidance and does not constitute legal advice. The guidance provided is correct as at 10 July 2020 but is subject to change as the situation evolves. If anyone has any questions leading on from these Q&A guidelines, they should contact a member of our Employment Team at   Employees on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [...]

3 07, 2020

Landlord and tenant update

By |2020-07-03T13:04:05+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Services|

Landlord and tenant update - July 2020 Restrictions extended and a new code of practice Since the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) came into force on 25 March 2020, there have been a number of updates and new measures introduced by the Government. This note takes a look at the key changes which landlords and tenants should be aware of. [...]

24 06, 2020

Extended deadline to notify VAT option to tax

By |2020-06-24T12:35:34+01:00June 24th, 2020|Commercial, Corporate, Finance, Tax|

Extended deadline to notify VAT option to tax As part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, HMRC extended from the usual 30 days to 90 days the period in which a taxpayer is required to notify an option to tax over property to be made. Initially this extension only applied to options made between 15 February 2020 and 31 [...]

15 06, 2020

From Sports Betting to the Stock Market… what’s the difference?

By |2020-06-15T14:54:42+01:00June 15th, 2020|Dispute Resolution, Services, Sport, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

From Sports Betting to the Stock Market... what’s the difference? Since the Coronavirus outbreak there has been virtually no sports betting due to nearly all sports events around the world being cancelled. What we have seen is the rise of an army of day traders who had previously been avid betters on a host of sporting events who have now [...]

8 06, 2020

Stamp Duty Land Tax Relaxation

By |2020-06-08T12:35:18+01:00June 8th, 2020|Real Estate, Services, Tax|

Relaxation of 3 year rule for reclaiming 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax supplement Since 2016 purchasers of second homes have been subject to an additional 3% supplement on the SDLT they pay.  This rule generally does not apply to individuals who buy and sell their main residence on the same day. However, where a seller has been unable (or unwilling) [...]

27 05, 2020

Overview: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

By |2020-06-25T15:04:11+01:00May 27th, 2020|Commercial, Corporate|

Overview: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is widely expected to become law within the next month or so. When it does, it will have an immediate and significant effect on the law relating to company insolvency. It does not change the law on personal insolvency. The Bill is 238 pages long. Its provisions are [...]

26 05, 2020

Coronavirus Construction Update

By |2020-06-25T15:05:02+01:00May 26th, 2020|Construction|

Coronavirus Construction Update: a view of the effects of COVID-19 on the industry and our insights for those using the JCT suite of contracts On construction projects, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant there have been closures of sites aplenty; there will almost certainly have been reduced staff at manufacturing facilities, and even as the UK slowly returns to work, there [...]

22 05, 2020

High Court Decision – CCA applies to Tomlin Orders

By |2020-06-25T15:06:17+01:00May 22nd, 2020|Commercial, Dispute Resolution|

Highlight on a High Court Decision - CCA applies to Tomlin Orders In an important decision for almost anybody involved in commercial litigation, the High Court on 22 May 2020 handed down the first decision stating categorically that the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) does apply to agreements recorded in Tomlin Orders. The case in question is Gertner (1) and [...]

21 05, 2020

Immigration Round Up

By |2020-06-25T15:08:07+01:00May 21st, 2020|Immigration|

Immigration Round Up : COVID-19, the new post-Brexit Immigration System and more As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect our day-to-day lives, we take a look at the effect the pandemic has had on UK immigration and review the Home Office’s latest COVID-19 guidance. We also look at other recent developments in immigration law including the new points-based system [...]

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