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11/05/16

Pemberton Greenish secures outstanding victory at the Upper Tribunal in the ‘Relativity Cases’

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) today handed down its decision in the conjoined cases of Sloane Stanley Estate v Mundy; Sloane Stanley Estate v Lagesse; and Aaron v Wellcome Trust Limited. Leading London law firm Pemberton Greenish, representing the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate, secured a comprehensive victory for their client in the widely […]

16/03/16

PSC Register – Is Your Company Ready?

From 6 April 2016, the majority of companies and LLPs in the UK will be required to create and maintain a register of “persons with significant control”. Companies and LLPs should therefore consider carefully any person(s) with “significant control” over them in order to make the appropriate entries in their PSC Register.

13/11/15

Further Clarification on “What is a House”

The Court of Appeal has provided further guidance on the recent case of Jewelcraft Ltd v Pressland (2015) on the age old question of “what is a house?”

01/11/15

Conversion rights to stay

Temporary permitted development rights now here to stay – an article published in The Planner

01/09/15

Beating the housing crisis

Published today in Housebuilder, Neil Henderson, Partner at Gerald Eve and Rosie McCormick-Paice, Partner at Pemberton Greenish look at the issues surrounding the current UK housing crisis

10/08/15

When is a House not a House – A Review of the Case Law

A Lecture given by Damian Greenish at the Blundell Memorial Lectures on Property Law – 38th Annual Series

27/05/15

WHO TAKES CARE OF THE CARETAKER’S FLAT?!

In the context of collective enfranchisement claims made under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”), the extent to which the tenants may acquire the caretaker’s flat within their building has been the subject of developing case law over recent years.

FLASHPOINTS IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS

The different relationships in a family business, if not managed properly, can result in conflict and tension. That conflict and tension can, in turn, ultimately lead to serious damage, both to the family and the business.

CGT ON HOMES – NOW A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM

Until now non-UK tax residents owning property in the UK, have enjoyed fantastic capital returns pretty much free of UK taxes. However the rules have just changed and those same people now have to report and in some cases pay UK capital gains tax on such gains – all within a tight time frame.

CORPORATE “UNWRAPPED”

Real estate can be bought or sold as a standalone asset or through the acquisition or disposal of shares in a Special Purpose Vehicle (“an SPV”) that owns the property. So what are the implications of each route for the buyer and the seller?