Opinions

20 October 2012

Tax: Preservation for the public

Harriet Atkinson examines HMRC's new guide to capital taxation and the national heritage.

First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, October 2012.

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12 August 2012

Call for clarity

With the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) coming into force, GL Hearn and Forsters are calling on the CLG to resolve serious issues with implementation and to produce guidance on its application of the Regulations.

 

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3 August 2012

Auctioneer counts cost in case of mistaken identity

The message: Auctioneers need to double-check the true ownership of properties they sell

The case: The High Court considered how to properly assess the liability of auctioneers who sell properties without proper authority, in Greenglade Estates v Strettons (12.07.12).

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29 June 2012

Withers on the vine: gardening advice to be avoided

The message: Solicitors’ advice should not be too forthright

The case: A law firm has been found negligent for not being cautious enough in advising buyers on whether an expensive London house had rights to a communal garden (Herrmann v Withers, 30.05.12).

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6 June 2012

Avoiding unequivocal election

A recent case has prompted the Privy Council to provide updated guidance on how to apply the principles of election, says Andrew Head.

First published in Solicitors Journal, 6 June 2012.

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