By inheritance tax specialist Nicholas Manning with Stephen Rimmer LLP When Chancellor George Osborne announced significant changes to inheritance tax (IHT) in last summer’s Budget speech, the move had been much anticipated. But rather than simply raising the tax-free threshold for everyone, he announced a new allowance specifically for those who own their home and want…Details
Currently the Court system in England and Wales does not recognise a non-fault based divorce system unless parties have been separated for a period of 2 years or more. As it currently stands, a Petitioner must demonstrate to the Court that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down due to either the Respondent’s…Details
The National Living Wage has been catching headlines since Chancellor George Osborne announced it last summer, but the Government’s target of £9 per hour by 2020 has overshadowed the detail, and many businesses remain unaware of the transitional deadlines and new penalties now in place. The compulsory National Living Wage (NLW) arrives on 1 April…Details
John Stebbing, partner of Stephen Rimmer LLP, conducted an interview with the Alternative Divorce Directory, on the difficulties of divorce when there is no cordial relationship between both parties in divorce. Particular reference was made to the children involved in the proceedings, and the desire for both parents to retain contact with their children.
Recent news headlines have warned employees that social media chat and email conversations at work are open to being read by the boss, following a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. But experts say that headline writers have missed the point, as the ruling in Barbulescu v Romania puts greater pressure on…Details
The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but they are more likely to be faced with ‘silver splitters’ than young couples these days. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that despite the…Details