The JP Morgan Cryptoasset – A Legal Update

JP Morgan, one of the largest investment banks in the United States has created its own cryptoasset. Participants in the blockchain and cryptoasset community have criticised this news as Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan’s Chief Executive has criticised the cryptoasset, Bitcoin, quite heavily in the past. It is important to note, however, that Dimon’s critique of…
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Britons at a loss when it comes to property inheritance tax

The lack of awareness around inheritance tax (IHT) in the UK has increased in the last year, with half (50 per cent) of liable over 45-year-olds admitting to being unaware their main property could be subject to IHT.

HBO fail in bid to oppose ‘Game of Stones’ trade mark at UKIPO

American TV network Home Box Office (HBO) has failed its attempt to oppose a trade mark for the phrase ‘Game of Stones’ at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).

“Overly complex” divorce system “fuels conflict”, says report

The current “overly complex” divorce system in England and Wales can “fuel conflict” and disadvantages people who represent themselves and those alleging abuse as grounds for divorce, a study has revealed.

Can you buy a property with Cryptoassets – no matter what the price?

Can it be done? Yes, and we have the specialist knowledge to show you how. Since 2017, many individuals have accumulated a vast amount of cryptoassets, which have values of many thousands and hundreds of thousands of pounds; so valuable that you may consider exchanging these cryptoassets for a residential or commercial property. When considering…
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London is the World’s Top Destination for Investment in Commercial Real Estate

London is still top dog for investment in commercial real estate even with ongoing uncertainty about Brexit. New research has shown, London is well above Manhattan and Paris. According to the analysis report from international real estate firm Knight Frank.

Supermarkets may need to pay £8 billion as Asda loses significant case

A long-fought round of legal battles between Asda and its workers regarding equal pay has drawn to a close with the workers coming out on top – a loss which could cost supermarkets around £8 billion.

Woman becomes first person in the UK to be convicted of FGM

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK.

Lloyds offering 100 per cent mortgages to first-time buyers

First-time buyers will be able to receive a 100 per cent mortgage from Lloyds bank for the first time since the financial crisis. The caveat being that the lender must be assisted by a family member.

Important: UK citizens need to be aware of lasting power of attorney

Lasting power of attorney (LPA) allows UK citizens to choose someone to act on their behalf in case they are incapacitated – whether it be through illness, an accident, or a lack of mental capacity – but only 14 per cent of people have set it up.