Legal News

Law Society critical of extra tests for EU lawyers in event of no-deal Brexit

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plans for additional tests for EU lawyers – in order for them to practise in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit – has been cautioned…

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Trainee solicitors’ salaries on the rise for the first time in three years

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

A survey of more than 500 trainee solicitors has found that around 25 per cent are being paid below the Law Society’s recommended minimum wage. This is an improvement over the last three years, from…

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Two-year pilot for fixed costs scheme begins

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The voluntary two-year pilot for a fixed-fee scheme in which lawyers will be limited to £80,000 in overall costs began on the 14 January. For those taking part, the pilot will be running for certain business…

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What happens if my clients fall out with their shareholders?

Posted in Legal | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

Nobody goes into business expecting things to go wrong, but unfortunately, there are a number of reasons shareholders will fall out with one another – and even the smallest disputes can pose big problems…

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Businesses reminded to take steps to prepare for upcoming payroll changes

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Blog, Employees, HMRC, Legal, Payroll, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Wages | Posted on 24 Jan, 2019

Business owners in the UK are being reminded to take sufficient measures to prepare their businesses for the upcoming changes to legislation regarding payroll, which will come into force on the 6 April…

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More than 180,000 first-time buyers benefit from SDLT

Posted in Legal | Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

Figures released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have revealed that 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited from the Government’s changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). HMRC estimates that first-time…

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Are you or your clients entitled to a Christmas tax rebate?

Posted in Legal | Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

Calls for smaller estates to be exempt from Inheritance Tax paperwork

Posted in Legal | Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has said that smaller and less complex estates should not be subject to the requirement to file Inheritance Tax (IHT) paperwork. The call was part of a review into…

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Legal sector enjoying growth in revenue and employment

Posted in Legal | Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

The legal sector is enjoying growth in revenue and employment despite overarching Brexit uncertainty, a report has revealed. The study, published by recruitment consultancy Clayton Legal, found that law…

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Clock is ticking – new SRA transparency rules are just weeks away

Posted in Legal | Posted on 31 Oct, 2018

Law firms have just a matter of weeks to publish price and service information for individuals and small businesses, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulations due to come into force in…

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