A recent case highlights the problems that can arise when drafting lease terms, and is likely to be welcomed by tenants, argues Emma Gosling.Read more
Kathryn Copeland reviews the key developments in commercial landlord and tenant law in 2018.Read more
Following Good Divorce Week, an annual campaign by Resolution that aims to raise awareness of how divorcing parents can limit the impact of divorce on their children, Jo’s comments on how to have a good a divorce were published by The Daily Telegraph.Read more
I am investing in property in London and have a concern that one or two of the apartments I am buying will be leasehold. I realise that there is a government consultation coming up. Should I expect changes to the laws around leaseholds after that?Read more
Head of Family, Jo Edwards wrote for The Times on spousal maintenance reform.Read more
The Bill seeks to provide a new approach regarding financial awards on divorce.
Jo warns that restricting spousal maintenance to an arbitrary fixed term could result in serious financial hardship in some cases. “The Bill would unwisely remove from judges the current flexibility that allows them to ensure a fair outcome in all kinds of cases.”Read more
HMRC has surprised many with a statement that the government does not intend to remedy a defect in the tax treatment of offshore income gains arising in non-resident trusts.Read more
Head of Private Client, Patrick Harney, and senior associate, George Mitchell, have co-authored an article published in the November edition of the STEP Journal.Read more
Associate in the Family team, Jonathan Lyness, writes for Professional Adviser on the wider context of civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples.
As the government prepares to legislate to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, Jonathan considers the similarities and differences with marriage, as well as the continuing financial vulnerability of cohabitees.Read more
Xavier Nicholas and George Mitchell write for the International Law Office (ILO) on the Court of Appeal's decision in Ardmore Construction v HMRC.Read more