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Deputy or attorneys power to decide coronavirus vaccination administration

Posted on 09th February 2021 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

With the UK Government’s current Covid-19 vaccination programme now well underway, the question of consent and whether or not to administer the vaccine to vulnerable loved ones is a particularly topical issue.

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor

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Positive developments in the charity sector

Posted on 08th February 2021 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Tozers’ charities team has been fortunate to have co-hosted or attended several roundtable discussions among charity trustees and senior managers in recent weeks, where they have shared their experiences of what has been a hugely challenging last 12 months for the charity sector.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Reducing Inheritance Tax through Post-Death variations

Posted on 05th February 2021 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

So, what happens when a person has neglected to update their Will and it therefore misses out on more favourable tax treatment? Is there anything which the beneficiaries or Executors can do about it?

Posted by

Naomi Hoare

Solicitor

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Farming estate succession planning

Posted on 04th February 2021 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Later Life Planning

Succession planning is an essential part of running a family farm business. Effectively planning for the future allows you to protect your assets, safeguard your business, ensure continuity and provide for your family. Succession planning in the farming industry is also vital to the sector's viability as a whole. In this post, we look at some of the key things you need to consider when succession planning for your farming estate.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Intellectual property disputes changes with Brexit

Posted on 04th February 2021 in Intellectual Property

The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. The withdrawal agreement included a transition period to allow time to adjust to the differences in the legal regimes that would apply pre and post-Brexit. However, the UK's transition period with the European Union has now come to an end, and this means change to the intellectual property regime.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Companies House to pause voluntary and compulsory strike off processes for one month

Posted on 03rd February 2021 in Company & Commercial

In the continuing Government measures to support businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic Companies House has placed temporary pause on their processes for voluntary and compulsory strike offs from 21 January 2021 to 21 February 2021.

Posted by

Amy Laver

Associate and Solicitor

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No-fault compensation for Clinical Negligence

Posted on 03rd February 2021 in Medical Negligence

An article in the Law Society Gazette from 2 February 2021 looked at the posibilty of a total overhaul of the system of clinical negligence compensation within the NHS by ministers.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Posted on 03rd February 2021 in Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Residential Property

Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Affordable Housing opportunities and challenges

Posted on 01st February 2021 in Affordable Housing

The biggest challenge over the next 12 months is the economic fall out from covid. We anticipate that many tenants/shared owners/leaseholders will fall into arrears with rent and services charged – some significantly so. 

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Discretionary Trusts in Wills

Posted on 29th January 2021 in Probate & Wills

Choosing the beneficiaries in your Will, or the amounts that each beneficiary receives, can sometimes be a daunting task. Especially when you consider that you are likely to be making your Will many years before you pass away and you cannot always tell how much your family will grow and change over the coming years.

Posted by

Sophie Palk

Wealth Management Assistant

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Tax return deadlines extended

Posted on 26th January 2021 in Later Life Planning

Self Assessment customers will not receive a penalty for their late online tax return, with the tax return deadline being extended to 28th February this year, HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRCs’) Chief Executive Jim Harra has announced.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Finance and Property deputy role changes

Posted on 22nd January 2021 in Later Life Planning

If you are acting as a deputy for finance and property you may have some questions about your role and what you need to do.

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor