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A guide to Inheritance Tax: the legal aspects

Philip Williams
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Inheritance Tax (IHT) is primarily a charge on your assets on death, including your share of assets jointly held with another person. However, lifetime gifts made within seven years prior to your death can also be brought back into charge. IHT is also...

A guide to high net worth divorces

Amy Foweather
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Regardless of the assets in a case, an application for divorce and the prospect of trying to reach a financial settlement can be daunting. However, high net worth cases can quickly become more complex. This is largely because of the type of assets...

Adam McNamara on the Ebor Festival

Adam McNamara
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Ebor week is my favourite week of the racing calendar. It was the first proper race meeting I went to at the age of sixteen and it’s the reason I fell in love with racing. For me there’s no better sight then the cavalry charge up the Knavesmire,...

No Fault Divorce allowed from April 2022

Emma Walker
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It has been a matter of public record for some time that the Government were considering implementing a system whereby parties could divorce immediately, without the necessity to blame each other. Those of you familiar with the divorce process will be aware...

Harrowells team raises money on York Legal Walk

Peter Mills
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2021 saw the return of the York Legal Walk which raises money for the Access to Justice Foundation. This charity, in turn, supports local citizens' advice bureaux, law centres and independent advice agencies and ensures the most disadvantaged members of...

Adam McNamara on the King George VI

Adam McNamara
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We’ve been treated to some top class racing over the past few weeks and that looks set to continue this weekend. The King George VI is going to be a proper Group One and it’s a race I’m really looking forward to watching. Love was...

Alert: registered a Lasting Power of Attorney since September 2019?

Philip Williams
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If you have registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) since September 2019, then we strongly recommend that you also register your paper LPA document online. Here is our nutshell guide on the merits of online registration. What is the advantage of...

What do I do if I change my mind about my divorce?

Ella Dodgson
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This depends entirely on where in the divorce proceedings you are. You can change your mind about your divorce and withdraw the proceedings at any point unless your Decree Absolute has been pronounced. If your divorce petition has only just been filed with...

Adam McNamara on Royal Ascot

Adam McNamara
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I’m delighted to be teaming up with Harrowells for the upcoming year, and I’ll be writing some blogs during the season to offer up some insights into racing life. Harrowells offers specialist legal support to trainers, breeders,...

Do your recruitment and equal opportunities policies reflect our developing understanding of gender?

Heather Robertson
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Our understanding and perceptions of gender and sex have evolved significantly in recent times. The landmark case of Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover has now further developed our understanding of gender, and confirmed that those identifying as non-binary or...

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