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Care fees planning and stamp duty on second homes

Rebecca Laffan
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My parents’ Wills set up a trust for the family home to help with care fees planning. Will I have to pay second home stamp duty rates on the purchase of my own property as I am a beneficiary of a property under my parents Will? This is a question we...

The ongoing farm to fork challenge in the pig industry

Paul Burkinshaw
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Figures recently published in Farmers Weekly, based on numbers produced by the National Pig Association, it is suggested that more than 31 million meals of pork could have been fed to the nation but have been wasted due to the pig crisis. How on earth have...

Adam McNamara on the Oaks and the Derby

Adam McNamara
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There’s some fantastic racing to look forward to this weekend, and the Oaks and Derby look to be incredibly open and intriguing contests. You could make a case for seven or eight of the fillies in the Oaks. Emily Upjohn hails from the Gosden team and...

It's all about perceptions

Mark Jones
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I was talking to a Financial Adviser recently and we were discussing how difficult it can be to change clients’ longstanding perceptions as the law changes.  The particular subject we were chatting about was pension planning.  Pensions are a...

What is a Final Hearing within financial remedy proceedings?

Charlotte Bowen
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The Final Hearing will usually be the third and final court hearing within financial remedy proceedings. The Judge will make a decision on your financial position and impose a settlement on you and your husband/wife if agreement is not reached. Prior to the...

Lane change for well-known York garage as it moves to new ownership

Matt Rowley
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A well-known York garage is set for expansion after being acquired by one of its technicians and his aunt and uncle, in a deal advised by Harrowells. Additional investment will be put into Garage Services (York) Limited, The Raylor Centre, James Street,...

Do dads only get weekend access?

Lucy Phipps
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We are often approached by fathers who worry that after a divorce they will only get weekend access to their children. The reality is that this type of arrangement is now very rare. The approach of the Family Court is to involve both parents in their...

The importance of being pedantic

Mark Jones
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A few days ago, I was pondering one of the great questions in modern life, which is whether being a solicitor makes you more pedantic.  My wife once said that we would have less arguments if I wasn’t so pedantic. I replied “I think you mean...

Capital Gains Tax rule changes for separating and divorcing couples

Rebecca Laffan
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There have been recent changes to the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules that will affect separating and divorcing couples which are going to be implemented from April 2022.  What was the previous position? Previously there was a ‘no gain no...

How to avoid electrocuting your wife

Mark Jones
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Back in the 1930s when electricity was first transforming the lives of housewives everywhere, a company in America that specialised in the provision of household appliances began to use a new advertising slogan. It read ‘Don’t let housework kill...

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