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November 2012

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    Farm Partnerships Accidentally Caught By Anti Avoidance Tax

    This affects farmers who:-

    farm in partnership, and have added a company as a partner, and own a house within the partnership Often the company will have been added to the Partnership to save income tax by redistributing income to a service company, keeping the farming and the ancillary services separate.

  • 23

    Child Benefit Charge

    Over the coming weeks the Revenue will be sending letters to individuals they think may be liable to the new High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) set to take effect from the 7th January 2013.

  • 20

    Benton & Co.

    Highly regarded legal professional dies aged 62

    One of Cambridge’s most well-renowned conveyancing professionals has died aged 62, following a battle with cancer.

  • 15

    Flexible Parental Leave & Other Rights - New Plans Unveiled

    In his speech "Greater Equality for a Stronger Economy", Nick Clegg has announced a range of new family friendly rights with the aim of giving parents "more options; more choice".

  • 15

    Leading Experts Urge Rural Community To Take Early Advice On Renewables

    Rural businesses and landowners can play a major part in achieving government targets for renewable energy and gain significant rewards, but without taking early advice they can also face serious pitfalls, delegates at a Cambridge seminar heard on Thursday (8th November 2012).

  • 14

    Can The Content Of Emails Be 'property'?

    In the recent case of Fairstar v Adkins [2012] EWHC 2952 (TCC), the Court was asked to decide whether the content of emails can be considered 'property'.

  • 13

    A Landlord's Liability For Defective Premises

    In the recent case of Drysdale v Hedges, the High Court held that a Landlord was not liable to a tenant who suffered serious injuries after slipping on the steps of the demised premises, which has been recently painted by the Landlord, and falling over a low wall which did not have a guardrail.

  • 01

    Hewitsons Secures Law Society's New Quality Mark

    Hewitsons law firm has secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

  • 01

    Is It A House?

    The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 introduced rights for tenants of houses held under long leases at a low rent to acquire the freehold from their landlords.