Guidance on Employment References - September 11, 2018
ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has issued new guidance on employment references. Read…

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Shurgard wins UK Large Operator Facility of the Year at SSA UK Awards - September 10, 2018
Congratulations to Shurgard Self-Storage Chingford on winning ‘UK Large Operator Facility of the Year’ at…

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SSA UK Awards Dinner - September 5, 2018
James John and Lindsey Hemingway, specialist advisers to the self storage sector, will be attending…

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Draft Finance Bill 2018-19 Shortening Tax Deadlines for Payments of CGT and SDLT - August 10, 2018
The UK Government published the draft Finance Bill 2018-19 on 6th July 2018 proposing new…

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UK Property: Draft Bill Forcing Disclosure of Beneficial Owners Is Now Published - July 27, 2018
The UK government published draft legislation on 23rd July 2018 to establish a public register…

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The Deadline looms under the Requirement to Correct – less than 80 days to go! - July 20, 2018
Urgent Notice for Trustees and Corporate Service Providers HMRC updated its guidance on 11 July…

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House of Fraser to close London Flagship store – What about the employees? - July 20, 2018
With increasing rents, business rates, Brexit and the continued rise of the internet competitors, High…

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Workshop Invitation: “Trade With Egypt: Export Documentation, Trade Finance & Customs Routines” - May 17, 2018
You are invited to attend the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce 2nd Workshop on ‘Trade with Egypt: Export…

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Offshore Non-Compliance: The Requirement to Correct – Where are we now and how we can help - May 15, 2018
Under the Finance (No.2) Act 2017 taxpayers are required to correct undeclared past UK tax…

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Issues for those born in the UK with a UK Domicile of Origin who become Resident in the UK – Formerly Domiciled Residents - May 14, 2018
The UK tax regime for individuals who were born in the UK with a UK…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors to sponsor FEDESSA & SSA UK Award - May 8, 2018
Entries to this year’s FEDESSA & SSA UK Awards are now open and we are…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa - April 27, 2018
The treatment of visa applications in the UK has been revised and the UK has…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa - April 27, 2018
The immigration process within the UK is divided into various different Tiers and the Entrepreneur…

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Immigrating to the UK – What are your options? - April 20, 2018
The United Kingdom’s points-based 5 tier visa system is the main UK immigration route for…

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Company directors soon to have another tool to fight identity fraud - April 12, 2018
Company directors are more than twice as likely to be the victims of identity fraud…

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Mossack Fonseca to close, but help is at hand - March 15, 2018
When the Panama Papers hit the news, Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre…

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Deemed UK Domicile Changes – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2018
The changes to the Rules affecting non-UK Domiciliaries mean that non-domicile status is no longer…

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Issues for Offshore Trusts – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2018
Following the uncertainty which prevailed about the changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals,…

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Leaseholders – A Word of Warning! - February 9, 2018
You have bought your own flat, so surely you should be able to do what…

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Registration of Trusts - January 2, 2018
Following new EU Money Laundering regulations, and as part of increasing global demands for transparency,…

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Budget 2017 Update - November 29, 2017
In this Briefing Note, we provide a summary of some of the main measures announced…

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Ten top tips for managing agents taking over the management of a residential property - November 27, 2017
When taking over the management of rented residential property, it is useful to run through…

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Non-Resident Capital Gains tax: NRCGT News - November 3, 2017
The First-tier Tribunal had ruled in the case in Patsy-Anne Saunders v HMRC [2017] UKFTT…

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Bermuda Trust News - October 26, 2017
The Supreme Court of Bermuda decided earlier this month in Meritus Trust Co. Ltd. –v– Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd [2017] SC (Bda)…

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The New Debt Recovery Protocol - October 12, 2017
On 1 October 2017 the Ministry of Justice quietly introduced the new Pre-Action Protocol for…

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New Register of Beneficial Ownership for Overseas Entities Owning UK Land - October 10, 2017
In light of concerns about the potential for illegal activity to take place through overseas…

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2017 FEDESSA Self Storage Conference & Trade Show heads to Berlin in October - September 18, 2017
Less than a month until the biggest self storage event in Europe, and we look…

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International swim fundraiser for research into Motor Neurone Disease - September 15, 2017
On Friday 22 September our very own Associate Solicitor, Robert Drysdale, will be joining hundreds of…

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Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful: What Next? - September 7, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, won its case against the government for Employment…

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Self Storage Association UK Industry Awards 2017 - August 17, 2017
The Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) awards will take place on Thursday 21…

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Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful - July 26, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, has won its four year legal fight against…

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Technical Briefing Note for Non-UK Trustees - July 24, 2017
Technical Briefing Note for non-UK trustees following the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of…

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Confirmation of Non-Domiciliary Reforms At Last! - July 17, 2017
The Government has announced that the next Finance Bill, including the new deemed domicile rules…

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The Self Storage Association 2017 UK Annual Survey now available - June 21, 2017
The report, which is now based on 3 surveys – the industry operators, the general…

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Swearing of Documents - June 1, 2017
Numerous legal documents, such as Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Insolvency Forms, must be sworn on…

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Challoner House, Clerkenwell Close: A Brief History - May 12, 2017
Those of you who frequent Clerkenwell Close, probably pass Challoner House every day.  It’s the…

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Promotion Announcement – Dispute Resolution and Employment - April 7, 2017
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Heslop to Associate. Aaron joined Rooks Rider Solicitors…

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Issues for those born in the UK with a UK Domicile Of Origin – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2017
The UK tax regime for individuals who were born in the UK with a UK…

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Issues For Offshore Structures and UK Residential Property – Action Required Now! - February 23, 2017
The UK tax regime for UK Residential Property held in any sort of offshore vehicle…

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Issues For Offshore Trusts – Action Required Now! - February 23, 2017
The UK tax regime for Offshore Trusts is changing with new rules to be implemented…

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Employment Law: What to Expect in 2017 - January 19, 2017
A number of important employment law changes are being made in 2017. In this Briefing…

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Residential Letting Changes Ahead - December 23, 2016
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces changes to the residential letting market, so if…

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The Office Christmas Party - December 6, 2016
Christmas party season is underway and now is the time for employers to take a…

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Autumn Statement 2016 – Update - November 24, 2016
HM Treasury has confirmed the reforms to the taxation of non-domiciled individuals and residential properties…

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Changes to the Taxation of Non-UK Trusts - November 23, 2016
In the July 2015 Budget, the Government announced various changes to the taxation of UK…

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Non-UK Domiciliaries – Returning Ex Pats “A new Deemed Domicile for Formerly Domiciled UK Residents” - November 3, 2016
In the July 2015 Budget, the Government announced various changes to the taxation of UK…

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Reform of the Taxation of Non-UK Domiciliaries - October 31, 2016
Announcements made at the Summer Budget on 8th July 2015 suggested an end to the…

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The STEP Asia 2016 Conference 1-2 November - October 27, 2016
James John and Chris Cooke of Rooks Rider Solicitors will once again be attending the STEP…

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EAT Case – Has there been a dismissal? - October 27, 2016
In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Sandle v Adecco, it was held…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors expands Wealth Planning team with new appointment - October 26, 2016
We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our Wealth Planning team with the appointment of Krithika…

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IHT: UK Residential Property held through Non-Resident Trust Structures - October 25, 2016
Currently where UK residential property is held by non-UK domiciled individuals or certain related trusts…

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Reforms to the taxation non-domiciles: further consultation - October 21, 2016
HM Treasury’s open consultation on reforms to the taxation of non-domiciles was issued on 19…

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SSA UK Awards Winners Announced - September 20, 2016
Winners of the Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) Awards have been announced at…

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Establishing the Right to Work: Directors banned after avoiding illegal worker fines - September 6, 2016
The directors of six restaurants who put their businesses into liquidation to avoid paying fines…

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New Worldwide Disclosure Facility to be launched on Monday 5 September - September 3, 2016
A new Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) is to be launched on Monday 5 September 2016…

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Inheritance Tax on UK Residential Property and the changes to the taxation of the non-UK domiciled individuals - August 23, 2016
Further detail available earlier than expected: The government published a further consultation document on Friday…

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Changes to the taxation of non-uk domiciled individuals and others - July 29, 2016
Further detail on the changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals (and non-UK resident…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Partners Invited onto College of University of Delhi Advisory Board - July 7, 2016
At Rooks Rider Solicitors we have, over the years, established close working relationships with individuals…

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Brexit: what next for UK employment law? - June 28, 2016
The votes are in and the UK has decided to leave the EU. With many…

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Brexit – The Future - June 24, 2016
Now we know of the result of the Referendum, some things in an uncertain world…

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Budget 2016 – UK Real Estate Aspects - April 18, 2016
The Budget was announced on 16 March 2016. Some of the key changes affecting UK…

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Budget 2016 and Finance Bill Update – Offshore Aspects - April 15, 2016
A number of announcements were made in the Budget on 16 March 2016 and the…

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Consultation on Higher Rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties – An Update - March 17, 2016
On 1 February 2016, Rooks Rider Solicitors’ submitted our response to a recent consultation document…

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Persons with Significant Control - March 16, 2016
UK Companies will be required to maintain a PSC Register (“Register”) from April 2016 and…

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Buy-to-Let Tax Challenge – Legal Challenge to Government’s Section 24 Finance (No.2) Act 2015 - March 15, 2016
A crowd-funded legal challenge being brought by two private landlords with the financial backing of…

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Residence Nil Rate Band - March 15, 2016
The Government has introduced a transferable main residence allowance in addition to the existing nil-rate…

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Starbucks loses dyslexia case - February 22, 2016
An Employment Tribunal has held that a dyslexic employee was discriminated against by Starbucks and…

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Annual Tax On Enveloped Dwellings – Returns Deadline Approaches - February 18, 2016
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings returns for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March…

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Employment Law: What to expect in 2016 - February 8, 2016
A number of important employment law changes are being made in 2016: Protection for zero…

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Second Home SDLT Surcharge – An Update - February 1, 2016
The Autumn Statement 2015 included a commitment to charge higher rates of Stamp Duty Land…

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Consultation on Higher Rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties - February 1, 2016
Rooks Rider Solicitors’ response to a recent consultation document issued by HM Customs & Excise on Higher…

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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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