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Discrimination in the Workplace

18/09/2018

As the Saville and Weinstein scandals have so starkly highlighted, certain conduct which may have been considered acceptable at one stage is rightly no longer being tolerated.


Making a Gift of Assets

Making a Gift of Assets

29/08/2018

Many people like to make a gift of assets in their lifetime whether that be to help people in need, as a means of Inheritance Tax planning or out of pure generosity! To start or continue such a pattern of gifting where a person has lost mental capacity can prove difficult.


If you can’t stand the heat… get out of the office?!

If you can’t stand the heat… get out of the office?!

16/08/2018

The summer 2018 heatwave appears to have come to an end for now but with reports that this type of summer heat might become the norm for much of the UK, how prepared are businesses to cope with the change?
The hot weather and sunshine have been great for barbecues, beer gardens and the al fresco lif


Inheritance Tax and Holiday Lets

Inheritance Tax and Holiday Lets

15/08/2018

The Inheritance Tax treatment of furnished holiday lets has been a thorny issue for many years with Executors of estates and HMRC disagreeing over the correct interpretation and tax treatment in estates of people who die owning such properties.


Inheritance Tax: The Minefield

Inheritance Tax: The Minefield

01/08/2018

The Office of Tax Simplification has recently published a report, which has been endorsed by the Law Society calling for a shake up of the current inheritance tax regime. The current rules surrounding inheritance tax are complex and ever changing.


Deputy at the Court of Protection: What are my responsibilities if i’m appointed?

Deputy at the Court of Protection: What are my responsibilities if i’m appointed?

25/07/2018

In the unfortunate event of somebody losing their mental capacity there needs to be somebody to step into that person’s shoes to look after their financial affairs.


Jacksons Law Firm top of the class for customer service

16/07/2018

Jacksons Law Firm has taken client care to the next level by encouraging its entire staff, from apprentices to the senior management team, through a qualification in customer service.


Law Firm named in list of highest achievers for national charity campaign

11/07/2018

Jacksons Law Firm has raised almost £5,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign which asks solicitors to write wills for local people, and instead of clients paying a fee, they ask only for a voluntary donation to a charity.


What’s Up?

What’s Up?

11/07/2018

Richmond v Selecta Systems Ltd [2018] EWHC 1446 (Ch)
Mr Richmond was managed out of Selecta, the Defendant Company. Mr Richmond claimed that both parties had entered into a severance agreement; Selecta denied that.


Solicitors for the Elderly. New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

04/07/2018

Almost 99% of people in the North East leave important health and welfare decisions to chance
By 2025, more than 13 million people who are at risk of mental incapacity will not be prepared
68% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental inca


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