Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Election 2024: Domicile, Inheritance Tax, and change promised by the new Labour government

Labour won a substantial majority in the General Election on Thursday 4 July, meaning that the new administration led by Sir Kier Starmer has an electoral mandate to carry out in full its programme for government. One of the widely …

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What is a nuptial agreement? A full guide to everything you need to know about pre and post nups

Run time: 9 minutes Nuptial agreements are put in place to provide security, clarity and certainty in the future for both parties. You may be looking to safeguard inheritance or future inheritance, own a business you would like to retain …

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Election 2024: Initial comments on potential tax changes

Peter Daniel comments:  No one will be surprised that Labour have won the election easily. What remains to be seen is whether the new Government spring any tax surprises. The tax changes Labour have said they will introduce in their …

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Labour wins UK general election: What changes are coming for employers?

The Labour Party has officially been elected as the new government of the United Kingdom meaning it will likely now be hurrying to initiate its proposed (and radically transformative) legislation, as outlined in its Manifesto and Labour’s Plan to Make …

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Fired over Mouse Jiggling: the employment law risks of TikTok ‘work hacks’

It has been widely reported that US bank Wells Fargo recently dismissed several employees after claims were made that the employees were simulating keyboard activity to trick their employer into thinking they were actively working. This incident has sparked discussions …

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Don’t Mention the Law: 2024 election manifestos and the absence of funding for the Courts & Legal Aid

Unless you’ve been off grid for the past year, you’ll be fully aware that there is serious trouble at court. As a general rule, courts and our justice system come very low down the agenda with both the voting public …

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Push Payment Fraud – Is there a duty on banks to retrieve lost funds?

A recent High Court decision has examined the responsibilities of banks to retrieve funds lost in authorised push payment (“APP”) fraud scams. Readers will recall the 2023 case of Philipp v Barclays, in which the Supreme Court declined to extend …

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Tribute to our Partner, Tim Bamford

Collyer Bristow is enormously saddened to share the news that Intellectual Property Partner, Tim Bamford, passed away peacefully this week following a short illness. Tim was a much-respected lawyer and a masterful IP litigator, with the best interests of his …

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Collyer Bristow advises Strive Gaming in investment round

Corporate law specialist, Collyer Bristow, has advised Strive Gaming, the US-focused player account management (PAM) platform, in securing new investment from a number of major gambling industry stakeholders, including OpenBet. The funding round was led by sports betting supplier OpenBet, …

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Collyer Bristow advises Grandir UK on acquisition of Berkshire-based Nursery and Preschool

Leading law firm and M&A specialist, Collyer Bristow, has advised Grandir UK on its acquisition of College Town Montessori Nursery School and Preschool, a day care facility serving the local and surrounding areas of Sandhurst. Grandir UK, the rapidly growing …

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