Monthly Archives: October 2018

The use of non-disclosure agreements in an employment context

Last week’s successful appeal in ABC & Others v Telegraph Media Group Limited sparked the latest conversation on the use of non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) in an employment context. The case saw the claimants challenge the Telegraph on its attempted publication …

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Leave your estate to loved ones rather than up to chance

A key point that the public should take away from the findings in the article at the bottom is that the hidden costs of dying intestate…

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Why the IHT nil rate band may be scant comfort for homeowners in the South East

The inheritance tax nil rate band has been frozen at £325,000 since April 2009 and the Government appears to have no plans to increase…

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It’s Blockchain your Honour

In September 2018, China’s Supreme Court ruled blockchain records as admissible legal evidence. The Internet Courts in China can now use…

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Pension transfers may result in Inheritance Tax Charge

Citywire has commented on the Court of Appeal decision of HMRC v Parry & Ors where the appellant argued that a lifetime pension…

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Try before you buy?

The Express has commented on the data released by trade lending body UK Finance which demonstrates that the number of first time buyers…

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Is Blockchain technology set to revolutionise the art market?

A notable trend since Bitcoin gained its popularity has been an incredible rise in the interest in the technology behind Bitcoin known as Blockchain, which is the “thing” which allows cryptocurrencies to function. Some statistics indicate that the global blockchain …

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Careful estate planning can save you a princely sum

Whilst the focus on today’s news should of course be on congratulating the happy parents-to-be, it is also a good opportunity to consider…

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Don’t e(stop) til you get enough

This case shows that the equitable doctrine of proprietary estoppel can still play a significant role in deciding court cases, which runs…

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Estate planning need not be taxing

The fact that nearly seven million parents have given children an early inheritance shows that lifetime estate planning is not something…

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