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CIL review: A note of caution to charities

Published on 20 February 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

An overview of the CIL review team's recommendations for reform of CIL and consideration of the effect the loss of charitable exemptions could have on charities

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"Fraud unravels all" – or does it?

Published on 20 February 2017. By Steven Wise, Partner

The English Commercial Court has upheld the enforcement of a foreign arbitration award against a buyer of goods even though the seller submitted forged bills of lading under the letter of credit

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Wealth and trusts quarterly digest, February 2017

Published on 16 February 2017. By Adam Craggs, Partner

The digest provides up to date commentary and analysis on key sector developments. Our tax, wealth and trusts teams are able to provide a wide ranging service to assist you and your clients in responding to market trends and legal developments. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and always welcome feedback on the content of our publications.

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Customs and excise quarterly update, February 2017

Published on 16 February 2017. By Adam Craggs, Partner

In this quarterly update we report on new customs examination powers which allow HMRC to examine goods away from ports, airports and other approved places under customs control after clearance, the Government’s response to its consultation on a new due diligence scheme for UK fulfilment houses handling goods imported from outside the EU and HMRC’s new raw tobacco approval scheme.

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Robo-Advice: not so black and white?

Published on 15 February 2017. By Matthew Watson, Associate

The Chairman of the FCA, John Griffith-Jones has provided an insight into the Regulator's concerns that the advent of technological developments has blurred the distinction between when customers are receiving advice or guidance.

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The importance of retainer letters

Published on 15 February 2017. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

Court strikes out claim that an adviser owed a duty to point out a claim against a former adviser

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Upper Tribunal confirms transfer of pension fund is not a transfer of value for IHT purposes

Published on 15 February 2017. By Constantine Christofi, Associate

In HMRC v Parry & Others [2017] UKUT 4 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) held that a transfer of funds from a registered pension scheme to a personal pension plan made by the deceased shortly before her death was not a 'transfer of value' for the purposes of section 3, Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (IHTA). Similarly, the deceased's omission to exercise her right to take lifetime benefits from the personal pension plan was not a transfer of value.

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The Housing White Paper: 5 ways to boost delivery

Published on 15 February 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

A round-up of five key themes in the Housing White Paper which aim to increase land available for housing and boost build-out rates.

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RPC appoints Simon Laird as Head of Insurance

Published on 14 February 2017. By Simon Laird, Partner

City-headquartered law firm RPC has named Simon Laird as Head of Insurance.

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