UK commercial property market boosted by ‘tech company boom’

In recent months, activity in the UK’s commercial property market has been boosted by the arrival of a number of leading tech companies to London and other key UK cities, commentators have said.

Findings of OTS Inheritance Tax review to be published ‘before the end of 2018’

An official review of Inheritance Tax (IHT) will be published before the end of the year, after Chancellor Philip Hammond bypassed the opportunity to address IHT in this week’s Budget, it has emerged.

Opposite-sex Civil Partnerships Bill could be made law “within six months”

The Bill seeking to provide opposite-sex couples with the legal right to enter into a civil partnership has completed its passage through the House of Commons.

UK couple ordered to pay more than £22,000 in neighbour dispute

An elderly UK couple locked in a long-running neighbour dispute over a hedge have been ordered to pay more than £22,000 in damages to their next-door neighbour.

Boxer Billy Joe Saunders to launch legal action after title defence cancelled

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders is planning to take legal action against moves to strip him of his WBO middleweight world title after being denied a boxing licence by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission.

Marriage law to be overhauled as part of Budget

The Government is set to announce an overhaul of a 180-year-old law regarding wedding venues, to allow couples to get married outdoors in an attempt to make ceremonies more affordable.

What happens if my business doesn’t get health and safety right?

Businesses of all shapes and sizes need to ensure that they are acting in accordance with appropriate health and safety laws at all times. It makes good business sense to protect your employees from the outset and to avoid absences, additional insurance costs and management time which may otherwise be lost investigating a breach.

Buy-to-let re-mortgaging hits new high in Q3

New figures published in recent days reveal that the number of landlords looking to re-mortgage hit a new high in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018.

Inheritance Tax receipts expected to hit new record high

A new analysis carried out by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) this week has estimated that Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts are likely to soar to a new record high for the 2018/19 tax year.

Why cohabiting couples should write a Will

After research was published this month showing that more than half of parents with children under 18 have not made a Will, solicitors are warning cohabiting couples about the dangers of dying without plans for the distribution of their estate in place.