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Two sides to every story?

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On 15th July 2015

Over the weekend I watched a programme called Met: Policing London. As a trainee within a Criminal Law department programmes involving police, crime or the law are always of interest…

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INHERITANCE TAX – WHAT A RELIEF!

Nicola Waldman

Posted by Nicola Waldman | Partner
On 10th July 2015

As per their manifesto in 2010, the Conservatives have now ‘delivered’ on their long held desire to raise the Inheritance Tax (IHT) threshold to £1m.

The additional exemption will only be available for deaths after 5th April 2017 and at that stage will be limited to an additional £100,000, rising to £175,000 for deaths after 5th April 2020…

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‘Clearing the Fog of Law’, a response.

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On 8th July 2015

The recent report from right-wing think tank Policy Exchange Clearing the Fog of Law. Saving our armed forces from defeat by judicial diktat proposes three ways in which military law should be reformed:
(1) Revive s10 of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947, thus making it impossible for any soldier to bring a claim in tort against the Ministry of Defence (MoD);
(2) Legislate to amend the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘the HRA’), thereby reversing the decision in Smith v Ministry of Defence; the case that accorded British soldiers the rights and protections of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘the ECHR’) whilst serving in conflicts abroad, such as in Iraq or Afghanistan;
(3) Develop a scheme to provide compensation to injured personnel without the need for them to establish legal liability for the injury, an idealistically named ‘no fault, full compensation’ scheme…

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Getting probate services from your accountant

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 6th July 2015

Since the Legal Service Act 2007 came into force on 30th October 2007, the provision of legal services is no longer the prerogative of lawyers. It has been dubbed ‘Tesco Law’ for opening up the provision of legal services from potential organisations such as supermarkets…

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