12 November 2021

Matthew Brunsdon-Tully writes for The Times on the risks of increasing transparency in the family courts

Family Partner, Matthew Brunsdon-Tully's article entitled 'Family courts risk sacrificing privacy for transparency' was published in The Times.

Matthew shares his views on the recently published McFarlane transparency review, reflecting on the importance of balancing transparency with privacy within the system, as well as the potential unintended consequences of reform.

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25 August 2021

What is the best way to buy our first UK home? Emma Gillies answers the Financial Times reader's question from a US connected couple

Private Client Partner, Emma Gillies (née White), answers a reader's question for the Financial Times entitled 'What is the best way to buy our first UK home?'.

The question seeks to understand whether holding the property as 'joint tenants' or 'tenants in common' is more suitable for a married couple, where one is British and the other American.

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11 August 2021

Cryptocurrency for Charities – Risk or Opportunity? Neasa Coen writes for IFC Review

Cryptocurrency is a new asset class and, to that extent, its regulation has not been fully determined. At the same time, its popularity has soared and increasingly, people (particularly young philanthropists) are keen to gift cryptocurrency and crypto-assets to charities. A number of UK charities (including the RNLI and Save the Children) are accepting gifts of cryptocurrency.

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6 April 2021

Corporate Newsletter Issue 4 – Spring 2021

What’s the buzz? What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening. Unfortunately (from a mindfulness perspective) everyone in business has to mind about the future and from a legal and commercial perspective, the coming months look set to contain opportunities, bear traps, challenges and much more. Tax Partner, Elizabeth Small, discusses the latest issues in the Spring 2021 edition of Forsters' Corporate newsletter.

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4 January 2021

Sub-zero: Will negative interest rates heat up the UK housing market? – Elizabeth Small and Nicholas Owen write for Property Reporter

There is a concern that the property market in England is already overheating because of the temporary lower SDLT rates and the “race for space” as many office workers realise that working from home may be coupled with more space if they move away from the inner cities or even the traditional commuter belt. But could this trend be amplified?

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