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Zoe Gaitskell

Piercing the Corporate Veil

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on February 12th 2014 in All , FAMILY .

It is a fundamental principle of company law that a company has a separate legal personality from its members.  People therefore often hold assets in their company’s name rather than their own.  Previously this would have had a knock on effect in Matrimonial proceedings, meaning that the assets held in the company’s...

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Mark Carlisle

Does your Commercial Lease have a Break Clause

Posted by Mark Carlisle on February 12th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

What is a Break Clause?

A break clause allows either a Landlord or a Tenant (normally the Tenant) to bring a fixed term lease to an end.  The right to break the lease may arise on one or more specified dates or be exercisable at any time during the term on a...

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Victoria Emmett

Inheritance Tax

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

It is reported that there has been an increase in the number of families facing an inheritance tax bill on the death of a loved one.  The government has frozen the inheritance tax threshold until at least 5 April 2015 and so it is expected that inheritance tax will continue to...

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Victoria Emmett

Rectification of a Will

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

The England & Wales Court of Appeal has ordered that a clerical error in the signing of Wills by a husband and Wife can be rectified after the event. Victoria Emmett, Partner says, “The creation of a valid Will follows very strict rules in relation to how it is signed...

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Mark Ollier

Deception invalidates Planning Application

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 12th 2014 in All .

An application for change of use of a property from agricultural to residential was recently turned down because the applicant had deceived the Local Authority.

The applicant had bought land in the green belt and had successfully applied for planning permission to build a barn.  The barn was then covertly converted...

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