Insights 27 March 2017

A gift too good to be true?

A gift too good to be true?

Peter Murrin discusses why gifting your home to the next generation is a complex decision to be planned with caution and care

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Insights 24 March 2017

Business owners urged to check use classes when changing property purpose

Business owners urged to check use classes when changing property purpose

Business owners seeking to make property alterations should check permitted changes of use before purchasing or leasing

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Insights 20 March 2017

Civil partnership for heterosexual couples?

Civil partnership for heterosexual couples?

It’s important that couples understand the differences between marriage, civil partnership or living together when making decisions about their relationship

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Insights 17 March 2017

Redundancy can be discrimination following a return from maternity leave

Redundancy can be discrimination following a return from maternity leave

The EAT finds that redundancy after a woman’s return to work following maternity leave is indirect discrimination

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Insights 14 March 2017

What are the benefits of an option agreement in a land purchase?

What are the benefits of an option agreement in a land purchase?

When a developer makes an agreed payment to a landowner for property they are granted a contractually binding first option to purchase

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Insights 10 March 2017

Trustees shouldn’t leave fundraising to the fundraisers

Trustees shouldn’t leave fundraising to the fundraisers

With charity fundraising under scrutiny, charities may want to avoid anything too hair-raising. What do trustees and volunteers need to know?

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Insights 8 March 2017

To have and to hold - should you consider a postnuptial agreement?

To have and to hold - should you consider a postnuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a good way to ring-fence assets before marriage, but did you know you could make a postnuptial agreement too?

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Insights 24 February 2017

Would you let a stranger run your family business?

Would you let a stranger run your family business?

In family businesses, issues such as succession and relationships can determine the future of the business as much as profit and loss

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Insights 17 February 2017

Collateral warranties – What do they do and when are they required?

Collateral warranties – What do they do and when are they required?

Collateral warranties create a contractual link between third parties involved in a construction project

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Insights 27 January 2017

Gross negligence by an employee results in a fair dismissal

Gross negligence by an employee results in a fair dismissal

A recent English case highlights the importance for employers to be able to demonstrate a reasoned analysis behind any sanction imposed on employees

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Insights 19 January 2017

Can you be forced to sell your home as a result of separation or divorce?

Can you be forced to sell your home as a result of separation or divorce?

When a relationship ends there may be concerns about being forced out of the family home, but there is some protection in place for separating couples

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Insights 5 January 2017

Personal injury payouts and the ticking clock

Personal injury payouts and the ticking clock

A Personal Injury trust may have substantial benefits if you receive a lump sum. But there’s a tight time limit if you want to maximise the advantages

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