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Blog archive: December, 2015

‘Tis the Season … (for some Inheritance Tax advice)

Struggling for gift ideas? Can’t remember if your niece likes Frozen or Inside Out? Will your uncle use a Kindle? Do your grandchildren have the new Star Wars BB-8? To make life easier for you, here are some gifting ideas from us at Sherrards (and some associated tax advice): Don’t give dogs for Christmas, make …

‘Tis the Season … (for some Inheritance Tax advice)

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Sherrards wins award as Private Client Law Firm of the Year in “VV Luxury Lifestyle LLM Gala Awards”

VV magazine is a publication focusing on an exclusive luxury lifestyle, particularly for the Russian community around the world.  Sherrards’ Private Client Team were honoured at this year’s awards, taking place in December. Jean-Paul da Costa, a senior partner at Sherrards, accepted the award on behalf of the Private Client Team, saying: “It is wonderful …

Sherrards wins award as Private Client Law Firm of the Year in “VV Luxury Lifestyle LLM Gala Awards”

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Welcoming Charles Hodder to Sherrards

Sherrards’ would like to announce the recent appointment of Charles Hodder, joining us in our London office as a Commercial Property Partner, following a move to the West End. Charles Hodder has worked in commercial property for over 20 years and brings a great deal of experience to the firm and is well respected by clients. …

Welcoming Charles Hodder to Sherrards

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Sherrards takes the Big Apple by storm at the Alliott Group Worldwide Conference

Partners from Sherrards Solicitors attended Alliott Group’s Annual Worldwide Conference in New York City from 21 – 25 October 2015.  Now in its 36th year, the conference brought together 111 lawyers and accountants from 30 countries to network, share strategies and discuss issues facing their clients and the professional services sector. Paul Marmor, Head of Litigation and …

Sherrards takes the Big Apple by storm at the Alliott Group Worldwide Conference

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Employment Seminar: Improving Employee Engagement and Retention

The latest session from our ‘From Hatching to Dispatching’ series ran successfully this week at our free breakfast seminar at Beales Hotel, delivered by Sherrard’s’ employment solicitors Joanne Perry and Mark Fellows.  The second of a three-part series on the best practice approach to managing the employment lifecycle focused on improving employee engagement, productivity and …

Employment Seminar: Improving Employee Engagement and Retention

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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement introduces increased SDLT rates for second homes and buy-to-let properties

From 1 April 2016, higher rates of SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) will apply to the purchase of second homes and buy-to-let properties where the chargeable consideration exceeds £40,000 – as announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. What are the higher rates? The higher rates will be 3% above the current SDLT rates for residential property. …

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement introduces increased SDLT rates for second homes and buy-to-let properties

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Sherrards hits the mark in this year’s legal directories

The two most prestigious legal directories in the UK are produced by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and we are delighted to say that Sherrards has been highly recommended in both directories. Our principal departments have been ranked in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Real Estate in Chambers, and this year   …

Sherrards hits the mark in this year’s legal directories

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The Benefits of International Alliances & Networks, IBA Vienna 2015

The Law Firm Management Committee Business Development Group held a key-note panel at the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Vienna on the “Benefits of International Alliances & Networks” . The session was hosted by Paul Marmor of Sherrards Solicitors and co-chair of The Law Firm Management Business Development Working Group. Well over 200 delegates …

The Benefits of International Alliances & Networks, IBA Vienna 2015

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Employment references: Worth the paper they are written on?

How many times have you, as a prospective employer, sought employment references from an individual’s ex-employer and either not received a reply or, more commonly, received a reference which contains no meaningful information about the individual concerned?  Employment lawyer Mark Fellows explains why this trend has emerged and provides tips on approaches prospective and previous employers …

Employment references: Worth the paper they are written on?

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The essentials of a franchise agreement

Franchise solicitor Manzoor Ishani outlines what should be in a franchise agreement.   A franchise agreement should achieve three fundamental objectives: FIRST: It should set out clearly what the franchisor has promised SECOND: it should seek to protect for the benefit of both franchisor and franchisee, the franchisor’s know-how and the brand THIRD: It should …

The essentials of a franchise agreement

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