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Blog archive: July, 2019

Leaving a legacy for your pet

Many will have heard the tale of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette, who reportedly inherited a substantial sum from the German fashion designer’s £153 million estate.  Whilst many of us with pets may not have the resources to fund such a lavish legacy, have you thought about what will happen to yours should they survive you? …

Leaving a legacy for your pet

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To Marry or Cohabit: that is the question

Wills, Trusts and Probate lawyer, Donna Payne, features in the latest edition of Ye Old Fighting Cock publication and discusses whether its better for couples to cohabit or get married. Click here for full article on page 8.

To Marry or Cohabit: that is the question

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M&A and Brexit

Levels of corporate transactions remain high across the UK despite the uncertainties caused by Brexit. In the latest issue of INFO Magazine, Partner Geraldine Fabre, explores some of the issues that require particular attention from general counsel and finance directors whether your business is located in France or the UK. Click here for the full …

M&A and Brexit

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GDPR- Top tips one year on

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, and was heralded as the EU’s biggest shake up of data protection regulation to date. In the run up to ‘GDPR-Day’ we were inundated with emails from businesses asking us if we wanted to “stay in touch” and asking us to re-consent …

GDPR- Top tips one year on

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Indemnity Insurance Policies de-mystified

As part of the due diligence process, your lawyer will investigate the title to the property held with the Land Registry, where registered, when the property is either being sold or leased.  This will include looking at physical alterations that have been carried out to the property and checking those against records held with the …

Indemnity Insurance Policies de-mystified

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Legal Directories- Part 3: Why do law firms and general counsel work with legal directories?

Sherrards’ head of international and litigation, Paul Marmor, who is also an Officer with the Law firm management committee of  the International Bar Association,  has moderated a Webinar  for the IBA  on Why General Counsel and Law firms work with law Firm Directories with a panel including Janet Mcarthy Group Legal Director BUPA,  Matt Wilson  Associate General …

Legal Directories- Part 3: Why do law firms and general counsel work with legal directories?

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Buying a Tenanted Property- New Landlord’s Duty

The recent case of Sebastiampillai v Parr acts as a reminder that where there is a change of landlord, the new landlord must serve fresh prescribed information on the tenant. In this case, the tenant had been in the property since 2007 and had entered into a number of fixed term tenancies with the landlord.  …

Buying a Tenanted Property- New Landlord’s Duty

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The benefits and issues of developing an international legal practice

Paul Marmor discusses with Diana Bentley the benefits and issues of developing an international legal practice for Lexis Nexis  and considers: Why should firms consider adding another dimension to the practice by gaining expertise in another country and what benefits would this bring? How can a firm assess opportunities for an international practice and what …

The benefits and issues of developing an international legal practice

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A fairer letting market? The Tenant Fees Act 2019

On 1 June 2019 the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force banning letting fees in England. Tenancy renewals, reference and administration fees will be prohibited under this law and are now to be covered by the Landlord on all tenancies created on or after 1 June 2019 in the private rented sector. The Act …

A fairer letting market? The Tenant Fees Act 2019

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A reminder of Caveat Emptor- Buyers Beware!

Never underestimate the importance of carrying out sufficient investigations when purchasing a property. The term ‘Caveat Emptor’ is still relied on today, and places onus on the buyer to find out if there are any physical defects or legal issues relating to the property. Checks should include a review of the title, planning history and …

A reminder of Caveat Emptor- Buyers Beware!

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