Monthly Archives: November 2017

Will Meghan join the queue at the new US Embassy?

It is probably right that, patriotic as she might be, Meghan Markle will join the increasing numbers of US citizens forking out the…

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Keep Britain Tidy

Philip Hammond’s Budget of Autumn 2017 isn’t daring, it may disappoint some, it could be said to take boringness to an art form, but I…

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Christmas has come early for first time buyers!

At today’s budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that stamp duty will be abolished for first time buyers where the home’s value is…

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Be careful what you wish for

A significant amount of tomorrow’s UK Budget is likely to be devoted to addressing the housing crisis. This may include a stamp duty…

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Tribunal to consider employment status of former GB Olympian Jess Varnish

At a Preliminary Hearing in April 2018 the Employment Tribunal will determine whether Jess Varnish, former GB Olympian, is an employee of…

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Special treatment – how can I get a “quickie divorce” like Billie?

Pretty much every celebrity divorce story talks about their “quickie divorce”, granted in just 50 seconds. How can it be that celebrities…

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Bank fraud compensation scheme floated

Concerns about authorised “push” payment frauds have prompted the Payment Services Regulator to suggest that a compensation scheme could…

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Maternity Action reports huge increase in maternity discrimination

The charity Maternity Action has just published a report on pregnant women and new mothers being at increased risk of redundancy.  

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Crying wolf

All of us who work in finance and private wealth should be concerned about corruption and money-laundering still taking place in the…

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National Trust to inherit millions from businessman with dementia who cannot change his Will

A recent case which illustrates the importance of continually keeping your Will under review!

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