SDLT Scheme fails at Upper Tribunal - December 23, 2014
In keeping with Government’s general targeting of tax avoidance schemes, a complex deal aiming to…

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Employment law and the work Christmas party - December 16, 2014
Whilst work Christmas parties can be a great exercise in team bonding, employers would be well…

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Autumn Statement 2014 Update - December 8, 2014
The Chancellor announced a number of measures of particular relevance to non-UK Domiciliaries and their advisers. Read…

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Implementation of a Capital Gains Tax Charge on Non-Residents - December 5, 2014
Government announced in the Autumn Statement 2013 that it would extend Capital Gains Tax (CGT)…

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FATCA – Which Financial Institutions Are Caught? - November 21, 2014
The FATCA regime entered into force from 1st July 2014. As of that date, all financial institutions…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa - November 18, 2014
The treatment of visa applications in the UK has been revised and the UK has…

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In the news: non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay - November 11, 2014
In a landmark ruling at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), workers have won the right…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors team return from STEP Asia 2014 - October 21, 2014
James John and Karen Methold recently attended the STEP Asia 2014 ”One World – A New Paradigm For…

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HM Govt increases minimum investment threshold for Tier 1 Investor visas - October 21, 2014
The Minister of State for Immigration and Security today announced that reforms to immigration appeals…

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Lifetime Inheritance Tax Exemptions - October 15, 2014
Inheritance tax is a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you die,…

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Rule changes to the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) - October 5, 2014
On 14 August 2014 HMRC issued the Fourth Joint Declaration by the Government of Liechtenstein…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney - October 5, 2014
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document which allows you to appoint a person…

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HMRC changes position on foreign income/gains used as collateral or loans by UK resident, non-UK domiciled Remittance based users (“non-domiciliaries”) - October 5, 2014
HMRC changed its position from 4 August 2014 on the taxation of non-domiciliaries using foreign…

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Family Investment Companies - October 5, 2014
A Family Investment Company (“FIC”) is an option for individuals who are considering a wealth…

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Autumn 2014 Update - October 5, 2014
It has been a busy summer of changes affecting offshore aspects to the Wealth Planning…

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The Importance Of Making A Will - October 5, 2014
“I don’t need a Will, my spouse gets everything anyway” “I don’t need a Will…

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Verbal assurance not binding – Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling - September 19, 2014
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer who did not increase an employee’s…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Wealth Planning Associate Completes 18.6 km Gibraltar Strait Swim - September 16, 2014
Congratulations to Robert Drysdale, tax, trusts and wealth planning specialist at Rooks Rider Solicitors, for successfully swimming one…

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STEP Asia Conference 2014 – Just one month to go! - September 8, 2014
The award winning STEP Asia Conference returns this year to Hong Kong – “One World –…

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Section 21 Notices – Update - September 5, 2014
The Supreme Court has refused to grant permission to appeal to the tenant in Spencer v…

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New Register of Beneficial Ownership - September 2, 2014
On 25th June 2014 the UK Government published the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill…

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Distressed about the recovery of commercial rent arrears? - August 8, 2014
The ancient common law remedy of distress (now abolished in respect of commercial premises) was…

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Follow @RooksRider on Twitter - August 5, 2014
Rooks Rider Solicitors is now on Twitter! Follow @RooksRider and keep abreast of latest news and industry…

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All employees can now request flexible working - July 2, 2014
With effect from 30 June 2014, all employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment…

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Employees and the World Cup 2014 - June 20, 2014
The World Cup 2014 is firmly upon us and, with over 3 weeks to go…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors sponsors FEDESSA & SSA UK Awards 2014 - June 2, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the firm is sponsoring two categories at the Self…

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News Update: New ‘back door mansion tax’ sees the Treasury reap much more income than expected - June 2, 2014
Figures show that revenue from Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) exceeded Government expectations by…

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New ACAS Early Conciliation Procedure for Employees - April 28, 2014
With effect from 6 May 2014 employees will not be able to bring a claim…

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Capital Gains Tax For Non-UK Residents – Consultation Is Here! - April 14, 2014
The Government has now published its promised consultation document on the introduction of CGT on…

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Chancellor announces new proposals to tackle offshore tax evasion - April 14, 2014
A new strict liability offence relating to evasion of offshore income has been outlined in…

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English Employment Law for Overseas Investors - April 11, 2014
The relationship of employer and employee is highly regulated under English law, with legal provisions…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors announces membership with the Self Storage Association Asia - April 11, 2014
At Rooks Rider Solicitors our experts regularly deal with the legal issues related to self…

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STEP new Code for all members preparing wills in England and Wales - April 3, 2014
A new Code which applies to all STEP members in England & Wales who prepare…

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March Budget 2014 - March 24, 2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to Members of Parliament in…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors attending Self-Storage Expo Asia 2014 - March 20, 2014
The second annual Self Storage Expo Asia is taking place in the heart of Asia…

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Immigration under Review - March 19, 2014
Following an extensive review, the Migration Advisory Committee has published its report on the Tier…

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“Pay as you go” rent in administration - March 17, 2014
The Court of Appeal in the case of Pillar Denton Limited & Ors v Jervis…

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New Financial Reporting Requirements In China - February 11, 2014
China (PRC) has announced new reporting requirements for its residents. Such measures also affect individuals…

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Top tips for landlords renting property in the UK - February 11, 2014
There are various ways in which a landlord may let their property in the UK….

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New Israeli Tax Regime for Trusts now in force with effect from 1 January 2014 - January 10, 2014
For many years, Israel has not taxed its residents on any distributions received from trusts…

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Employment: What to expect in 2014 - January 6, 2014
A number of important employment law changes are being made in 2014. Read our latest briefing…

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