The Dangers when Giving a Reference - December 15, 2015
In the case of Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held…

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Landlords: Are you ready for the ‘Right to Rent’ rules? - December 14, 2015
The government has announced that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England (including…

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Overseas Territories hit back at UK’s demand for central registers - December 8, 2015
Britain’s Overseas Territories seem to have successfully resisted the UK’s demands for central registers of…

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Further Detail Emerges on New Stamp Duty Land Tax - December 3, 2015
Further detail has emerged from HMRC on the new Stamp Duty Land Tax ( SDLT…

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Autumn Statement 2015: Key Measures for UK Property and Wealth Planning - November 27, 2015
In this Briefing Note, we outline the principal announcements made in the Chancellor’s November 2015…

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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – How will the new measures affect you? - November 24, 2015
In a bid to increase the transparency of ownership and control of UK companies, the…

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Final reminder: LDF comes to an end 31 December 2015 - November 16, 2015
This is a final reminder that the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) comes to an end…

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The Common Reporting Standard – Setting the Benchmark for Global Information Exchange - November 6, 2015
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a big…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Announces New Partner Appointment to the Dispute Resolution Team - November 5, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Matthew Ball who joins the Firm as Partner in the Dispute Resolution team with…

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Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax and UK Residential Property – The Application of Private Residence Relief - October 29, 2015
From 6 April 2015, non-UK residents selling UK residential property are subject to Non Resident…

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STEP Asia Conference, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 11-12 November - October 12, 2015
James John, Chris Cooke and Karen Methold will be attending the STEP Asia Conference at Marina Bay Sands,…

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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s FEDESSA and SSA UK awards - October 12, 2015
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA)…

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Chancellor announces extension of shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents - October 9, 2015
The Chancellor has announced that he will extend shared parental leave and pay to working…

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Last Chance To Use LDF - September 17, 2015
Time is rapidly running out to use the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) before it is…

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CGT for Non-Residents: UK Residential Property - September 17, 2015
As a general rule, non-UK residents were not subject to UK Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”)…

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Reporting and paying CGT for non-residents: UK Residential Property - September 17, 2015
With effect from 6 April 2015, a disposal of UK residential property is subject to…

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Radical Changes To EU Succession - August 27, 2015
On 17 August 2015 we saw the introduction of EU Regulation 650/2012, also known as…

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Lindsey Hemingway to speak at forthcoming Self Storage Association UK members dinner event - August 7, 2015
When: 6.30pm, – Thursday, 17 September 2015 The Self Storage Association (SSA) UK will hold…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Announces Two Key Promotions within the Firm - August 1, 2015
We are delighted to announce two key promotions within the firm, further demonstrating our commitment…

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Is the long held right to dispose of your assets on death as you wish no more? - July 28, 2015
Freedom of testamentary capacity has come under pressure following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling…

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Elena Tzialli awarded full membership of STEP - July 28, 2015
Congratulations to our Wealth Planning team member, Elena Tzialli, on successfully completing the Society of Trust and Estate…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Wealth Planning Specialist Successfully Completes British Long Distance Swimming Association’s 5.25 Mile Event - July 24, 2015
Congratulations to Robert Drysdale for completing the annual 5.25 mile BLDSA Coniston Water Championship last weekend. Robert,…

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UK Summer Budget 2015 – Key Changes Onshore - July 22, 2015
The most significant onshore changes in the Budget are set out in this briefing note…

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UK Summer Budget 2015 – Offshore aspects for foreign domiciliaries and their Trustees - June 22, 2015
The most significant changes are set out in this Briefing Note including changes affecting individuals…

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Reaping the rewards from Image Rights - June 8, 2015
Entertainers and sportsmen can reap significant rewards from the exploitation of their Image Rights. Whilst…

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Buying Residential Property in England and Wales - June 3, 2015
This fact sheet has been produced specifically for foreign or non-domiciled clients wishing to acquire…

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Most landlords must register tenants’ deposits by 23 June 2015 - June 3, 2015
The Deregulation Act 2015 was passed into law on 26 March 2015 and it makes…

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Cross-Border Inheritance Tax Issues - June 2, 2015
English laws of succession may apply to certain types of asset situated in other countries….

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Exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours contracts - June 2, 2015
Following the enactment of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, with effect from…

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UK Election Result – Tax Impact For HNWIs! - May 21, 2015
Politicians have been making pledges and assurances in the weeks and months leading up to…

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STEP Jersey Event: Corporate Directors and Trustees as “Piggy in the Middle” – How do you avoid being caught up in other people’s conflicts? - May 14, 2015
Presentation notes available – see end of article for details On 12 May Chris Cooke and…

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UK Budget and Finance Act 2015 – The Offshore Aspects - May 6, 2015
Following on from the Autumn Statement in December, there were a number of announcements in…

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Early Closure of Disclosure Facilities – Last call! - May 6, 2015
As announced in the March 2015 Budget, the UK’s Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) and Crown…

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Self Storage Association UK – Legal Training conducted by Rooks Rider Solicitors - April 14, 2015
On Tuesday 19 May 2015, Lindsey Hemingway of Rooks Rider Solicitors will be conducting training hosted by SSA UK and…

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Labour to Scrap Non-Domicile Rule - April 9, 2015
Party Leader, Ed Miliband, has announced that Labour would scrap the UK’s non-domicile rule if…

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FATCA Update – No requirement to file nil returns with HMRC under FATCA - March 23, 2015
In an update to our earlier Briefing Note on FATCA issued in November 2014 (FATCA…

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Demands for rent and service charge: Don’t forget the landlord’s name and address! - March 11, 2015
When it comes to issuing demands for rent and service charge to tenants of residential…

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HMRC Announcement: Official rate of interest to fall to 3% from 6 April 2015 - March 9, 2015
Ahead of the new tax year it has just been announced that, from 6 April…

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Limits on tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2015 - February 24, 2015
Tribunal compensation limits will increase on 6 April 2015 under the Employment Rights (Increase of…

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UK Taxes on UK Residential Property - February 19, 2015
There have been a number of UK tax changes affecting higher value residential property structures…

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Government announces increase in the bankruptcy petition threshold from £750 to £5,000 - February 6, 2015
On 15 January 2015, the Government announced that, with effect from 1 October 2015, it…

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Landlord recovers legal costs from tenants through service charge - January 26, 2015
In the recent case of Assethold v Watts and others [2014] UKUT 0537, the Upper Tribunal…

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Swiss National Bank announcement may lead to renewed interest in UK property market - January 21, 2015
The Swiss National Bank has announced that it will discontinue its exchange rate floor for…

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Offshore Trusts – Payments To UK Resident but Non Domiciled Beneficiaries: The Rebasing Election - January 15, 2015
Finance Act 2008 made substantial changes to the taxation of individuals who are UK resident…

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