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  • Farming partnerships: beware the higher rate Stamp Duty Land Tax  (SDLT) charge on additional dwellings

    Farming partnerships: beware the higher rate Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) charge on additional dwellings

    Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) can be a significant cost on property transactions – and an area that farming partnerships need to be aware of, says Andrew Jackson’s tax partner, Fiona Phillips It is well known that partnerships are treated for the purposes of income tax as tax transparent, with …

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  • Regulatory law and corporate crime: mitigating the damage from prosecution

    Regulatory law and corporate crime: mitigating the damage from prosecution

    A recent prosecution case, in which our client’s custodial sentence was reduced to a suspended sentence order, highlights why it’s essential to seek legal advice at an early stage in any investigation by public bodies Our specialist team recently defended a qualified electrician who had been charged by …

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  • What impact does The Renters (Reform) Bill have for property developers

    What impact does The Renters (Reform) Bill have for property developers

    In this article, Rikki Foster, solicitor and real estate litigator in our Development & Strategic Projects team looks at the implications that The Renters (Reform) Bill will have for property developers. There has been widespread media coverage about planned changes to the law under The Renters (Reform) Bill but very …

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  • Where there’s a Will: do the Law Commission's proposals do more harm than good for the vulnerable?

    Where there’s a Will: do the Law Commission's proposals do more harm than good for the vulnerable?

    Death is an inevitable part of life, which most do not like to contemplate, and marriage is still undertaken by many, although fewer people are choosing to tie the knot. Both events can create conflict, especially when it comes to money. In a bid to tackle the growing number of …

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  • Capital Gains Tax on proceeds never received from sale of care home

    Capital Gains Tax on proceeds never received from sale of care home

    The Upper Tax Tribunal has recently confirmed the decision made by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) in the case of McEnroe and Newman vs HMRC. The case highlights the need for careful drafting of Sale of Purchase agreements where the intention of all parties, and the economic reality of the …

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  • Promotion agreements: Unlocking the value of surplus land

    Promotion agreements: Unlocking the value of surplus land

    In his latest article Chris Waterhouse, a member of our Development & Strategic Projects team, explores the use of promotion agreements and how they can help unlock the potential value in surplus land. Where a landowner wants to secure planning permission for development of land, they will often choose a …

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  • Employment law update: what's the latest?

    Employment law update: what's the latest?

    It’s a busy time for employment law, with the Government having announced three new sets of regulations which come into force over the coming weeks. Employment partner, Nick Wilson, considers the implications for business owners to help them plan ahead. Industrial action We have previously looked at the impact …

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  • Developers: why early legal advice can lead to "easy wins" for your project

    Developers: why early legal advice can lead to "easy wins" for your project

    Richard Mays, partner at Andrew Jackson Solicitors, heads the firm's Development & Strategic Projects team, a twelve strong team of lawyers who specialise in real estate transactions with a strategic dimension, and where the team can add value with its end to end project support. In his latest article, …

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  • Illegal lobster catch lands fisherman in court

    Illegal lobster catch lands fisherman in court

    Elizabeth Rowley, an associate in Andrew Jackson Solicitors' regulatory team, outlines a recent prosecution on behalf of Northumberland IFCA, resulting in illegally caught lobsters being returned to the sea. We recently prosecuted a trial at North Shields Magistrates Court on behalf of the Northumberland IFCA (Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority), …

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