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Co-habitation- it can make you poorer

Beyond the stark warnings of the recent BBC article  highlighting the challenges faced by unmarried couples in life, they are also at a serious tax disadvantage post death both in terms of how the estate is shared if their partner dies without leaving a Will (they have no automatic claim on assets solely owned by …

Co-habitation- it can make you poorer

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Doing business in China: A legal perspective

With a booming economy, China has become an economic powerhouse for UK businesses looking to expand, as a result of the country’s high growth and investment potential. While the Chinese market is attractive to investors across a range of sectors, the country has a reputation for being a difficult market to penetrate from an international …

Doing business in China: A legal perspective

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Residential Tenancy Agreements – ‘one size fits all’ or not?

If you’re a landlord, you may get your “usual” tenancy agreement from your letting agent or one of the many landlord association websites. But it’s important to consider whether this “one size fits all” approach is really appropriate for your needs… and to be aware of the pitfalls. Before entering into a new letting arrangement, …

Residential Tenancy Agreements – ‘one size fits all’ or not?

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The relevance of legal directories discussed at showcase panel, at the IBA conference in Sydney

Paul Marmor, head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and responsible for the development of Sherrards’ International Services, recently presented at a panel at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Sydney, on the relevance of legal directories. The panel included David Burgess, the Publishing Director of the Legal 500, which is among the most prestigious …

The relevance of legal directories discussed at showcase panel, at the IBA conference in Sydney

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A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

I was at a networking event the other night and the hot topic of conversation amongst the guests was the allegations that have been made against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Everyone agreed that, if the allegations are true, his behaviour was heinous and entirely unacceptable. He was a man in a position of power, who …

A Touchy Subject… Top Five Tips for Dealing With Sexual Harassment Complaints

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Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

We are now less than a year away from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which are due to come into force on 1 April 2018 and will make it unlawful to grant a new lease of residential or commercial premises with an EPC rating of band F or G.  As this …

Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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