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04/07/17

Stamp Duty Land Tax implications of extending your lease

On 4 July 2017 George Calvert, Solicitor in the Residential Real Estate Team, was published in the ‘Your Questions’ section of the globally acclaimed Financial Times discussing the Stamp Duty Land Tax implications of extending your lease.

22/06/17

Guardians for your Little Angels

For such an important decision there is surprisingly little guidance. Here then are some points and pointers.

“We don’t need no Excavation…”

With apologies to Pink Floyd, this article will discuss the increasingly vexed issue of the construction of mega-basements in Central London and the way in which the Party Wall etc Act 1996 (the “Act”) is being used, tactically, to oppose those large-scale projects.

The new UK register of beneficial owners of overseas entities – stay one step ahead

As part of its commitment to making the UK’s company and property ownership more transparent, the government proposes to establish a public register which records information about the beneficial ownership of overseas entities that own UK property.

Speed is key to avoid tying yourself in knots over knotweed

With summer approaching, the nation will soon be in bloom again. However there is one perennial, introduced in Victorian times as an ornamental plant, which you will certainly not want to find growing on your land.

05/06/17

The Dispute Resolution team writes for Property Investor News on the interaction of the Party Wall Act and subterranean developments

“We don’t need no excavation….”

With apologies to Pink Floyd, this article will discuss the increasingly vexed issue of the construction of mega-basements in Central London and the way in which the Party Wall etc Act 1996 (the “Act”) is being used, tactically, to oppose those large-scale projects.

05/05/17

Jeremy Curtis comments in the Financial Times on the options for protecting wealth left to vulnerable adults

On 4 May 2017 Jeremy Curtis, Partner in the Private Wealth Team, was published in the ‘Your Questions’ section of the globally acclaimed Financial Times discussing options for protecting wealth left to vulnerable adults.

Inheritance: Passing it further down – a good plan

A recent survey by insurer Royal London has identified £400bn in private hands waiting to be passed on. And it also shows that those holding it have different views to those who are (or are not) expecting to receive it.

19/04/17

HOLDING OUT FOR HERITAGE IN BATH

New proposals for Bath Quays South could threaten the city’s World Heritage Status. Follow Stonehenge and bring in UNESCO, say Jason Tann and Christine Hereward.

12/04/17

Anna Favre wins Real Estate Lawyer of the Year – 2017

We are delighted to announce that Anna Favre, Partner in the Residential Real Estate Team, has won Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for the second year running at the Women in Law Awards.   The award bears testament to the Firm’s continued recognised expertise in the field of residential real estate.