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Blog archive: May, 2018

The Supreme Court rules on the need for variations to be agreed in writing

In a decision last week (16 May 2018), the Supreme Court held that a variation clause (also known as a no oral modification (NOM) clause) is legally effective, restoring the order of the County Court which had been overruled by the Court of Appeal. Variation or NOM clauses are commonplace in contracts for various reasons …

The Supreme Court rules on the need for variations to be agreed in writing

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Springboard into recruitment

Starting any business from scratch is a daunting task. It’s no different when it comes to starting a recruitment business. But it’s a darn sight easier if you’ve got a ready-made database of clients and candidates. It’s an all-too familiar scenario in the recruitment sector: a member of staff leaving to set up on his …

Springboard into recruitment

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Funerals: to plan or not to plan

Funeral planning is a subject most of us veer away from.  However some spend a great deal of time planning. News this week has hi-lighted the Co-op’s plans to offer a cut price funeral (click here for article).   I arranged such a funeral for a client – a cremation without any form of service or …

Funerals: to plan or not to plan

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The Withdrawal Agreement-Review of its content so far

On 27 March 2018, the European Union accepted the amendments to the European Commission’s revised draft of the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the UK so far.  The agreement is expected to form the basis of a treaty that will govern both the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the transition period following that …

The Withdrawal Agreement-Review of its content so far

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SDLT update

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has now become a highly complex area and requires careful consideration to ensure the rates and exclusions applied are correct. At first glance, it may appear that relief is available but on closer inspection of the scenario this may not be the case.   For example, where a property is over …

SDLT update

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