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Zoe Gaitskell

Pre Nuptial Agreements

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on April 2nd 2014 in All , FAMILY .

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people prior to their marriage confirming how their assets will be divided should they separate or divorce in the future.

Historically, pre-nuptial agreements were considered contrary to public policy in England and Walesand therefore void, despite the position being different in many European countries...

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Frances Griffiths

Energy Saving Home Improvements and Building Regulations

Posted by Frances Griffiths on April 2nd 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Making improvements (particularly to improve energy efficiency) to your home can add value but in some cases failure to obtain correct consents or not using a professional company can lead to costly mistakes when coming to sell or rent your property.  

If you own a home or rental property, you are...

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Liz Heron

Attorney's Duties

Posted by Liz Heron on April 2nd 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

We are often asked to prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney on behalf of clients.  However, it can also be a daunting prospect for the proposed attorney, who may never have acted in this capacity before.  At Beviss and Beckingsale we are used to assisting Attorneys and advising them in relation to their...

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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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