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It was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Economic Statement on 8 July 2020 that individual(s) buying their main home will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) for a purchase price of up to £500,000. Please see below a summary of key questions and our views on the same.   What are the SDLT...
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The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that the employment tribunal system needs increased resources to assist in clearing the backlog of employment tribunal claims ahead of the anticipated surge of claims as a result of Covid-19. Since employment tribunal fees were scrapped in 2017 there has been a significant increase in claims issued...
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The recent case of Shapton v Seviour illustrated that claimants seeking to bring claims against estates are not guaranteed to succeed, and where such claims do fail the consequences for the unsuccessful claimant can be significant. In the case of Shapton, the claimant was an adult child of the deceased, who later remarried and had two...
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Whilst our business has been open throughout lockdown we are now able to open our offices to the general public from 9am on Monday 15th June with all social distancing and protective measures in place for our staff and clients. We can still offer remote and telephone appointments and our teams are working hard to ensure...
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A national law firm has recently published data confirming their divorce enquiries have increased by 42 per cent since the commencements of the lockdown in comparison to the same period in 2019. It is anticipated that this surge in enquiries is as a result of the added pressure lockdown has placed upon many couples, especially those...
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