In a move that has been referred to as the government’s way of introducing a ‘stealth tax’, wealthy families are set to face probate charges of up to £6,000 from this April. Ministers have been accused of sleight of hand by referring to the amount payable as a ‘fee’, thus avoiding full parliamentary involvement in the decision.
In 2018 the UK housing market faced a variety of challenges including a shortage of homes on estate agents books, issues surrounding affordability, the inevitable uncertainty caused by Brexit and the prospect of interest rate rises.
Achieving a smooth exit from a business can be hard work, and the owner will be faced with a lot of decisions and practical considerations. But with the right advisors on hand, a suitable strategy can be worked out in advance that will help ensure that the sale is successfully concluded.
The breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership is very often a highly emotional time for the whole family. There are many painful decisions that have to be made before both parties can move forward to a new life.
£14.4 million settlement for girl left with cerebral palsy after suffering neurological damage at birth
An 11-year-old girl who was left with dyskinetic cerebral palsy after suffering serious brain injury at birth has been awarded more than £14 million in damages. The girl, who cannot be named but is referred to as MXX in legal documents, suffered the injuries as a result of failings in care during her birth at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel in May 2007.
We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the 2019 Legal Awards, hosted by SME News. These awards recognise the very best that the competitive legal industry has to offer. They undertake an in-depth judging process, looking at business size and reach, as well as the quality of the dedication and innovation of firms, both within the work they complete and in forming positive relationships with clients.
The hard work and dedication of the team here at Attwaters Jameson Hill have once again been rewarded by excellent results in the latest Chambers and Partners directory rankings. The directory has been identifying and ranking “the most outstanding law firms and lawyers” from all around the world for 28 years.
The Legal 500 directory has been analysing the capabilities of law firms around the world for nearly 30 years. This year’s results have again highlighted Attwaters Jameson Hill’s truly outstanding lawyers and our extensive legal knowledge and expertise.
2018 Budget News – Stamp Duty reduced for first-time shared ownership purchasers – and it’s back-dated too
Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday announced plans to correct an anomaly from his previous Budget by cutting stamp duty for first-time buyers of shared ownership properties worth up to £500,000.
What has happened?
The owners of Ipswich-based Universal Tax Solutions, Universal Wealth Preservation, Universal Asset Protection Ltd and Universal Trustees Ltd are being investigated by Suffolk Police, following their apparently fraudulent handling of families’ wealth and assets.