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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses beneficial interests in property

Cohabiting couples who buy a property together may find themselves in the unfortunate situation where the relationship between them has ended but they continue to share a property together. In many cases, both parties will be registered at HM Land Registry as the owners of the property. However, in some cases, only one party is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey, Partner in our Family team, discusses the Panorama and Women’s Aid investigation which discovered a surge in domestic abuse during lockdown

Back at the start of lockdown, I wrote a blog post about how we all had to be more vigilant in spotting the signs of domestic violence in our communities as there were substantial fears as to how lockdown would impact upon the victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, a recent joint investigation by Panorama and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andrew Ryan, Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, discusses if it is possible to get out of a contract

If you want to get out of a contract, the first place to look is the express terms of the contract. Express terms It may be the case that the contract will include a term which allows you to terminate the contract. Contracts often include express terms allowing a party to terminate the contract when... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS Global on Caistor Distribution acquisition

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global on its acquisition of Caistor Distribution Limited for an undisclosed sum. Predominantly based in Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire, Caistor Distribution provides specialised logistics services including pallet distribution, general haulage and warehousing – both in the UK and internationally. EFS Global is one of the North West’s... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, summarises the UK’s new points-based immigration system

In July, the government published further details on the UK’s new points-based immigration system which will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the EU has ended. To help you prepare, the Home office has published an updated introductory guide to the system for employers. This provides an overview of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, shares the Home Office’s latest advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents regarding coronavirus

The Home Office has issued further advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. If you’re in the UK and your leave expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence – discusses how cancer patients have been (or could be) effected by Covid-19.

The Lancet Oncology is a monthly journal for clinical cancer specialists worldwide.  Within the July 2020 edition, an interesting article considers the effect Covid-19 on patients with cancer. According to global cancer statistics, there were an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Sadly, these millions of patients... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith, Partner in our Property team, on the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday

Almost a month ago the Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday for properties in England that will run until 31st March 2021. The holiday means that the threshold for the payment of stamp duty land tax has been increased from £125,000.00 to £500,000.00.  This has certainly been welcomed by buyers, estate agents and developers to... Read the rest of this entry →

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