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December 2017

  • 29

    Chris Knight Collaborates On Charities Initiatives

    Chris Knight, head of charities at Hewitsons has been sharing advice to support charities in their managment of charity trusteeships and how they pursue corporate fundraising partnerships.
  • 22

    Brexit And Acquired Rights: A Fishy Case.

    Much has been said of the prospect of a shower of litigation raining down on the English civil justice system as the UK departs the EU arena, stage right. But, will this be how events unfold?
  • 22

    Supreme Court Limits Damages For Negligent Valuation

    On 29 November 2017 the Supreme Court considered the proper approach to the quantum of damages in professional negligence cases where a lender had advanced funds based on the negligent valuation of a property offered as security for the loan. The decision provides welcome clarification on the correct approach to the assessment of damages and, no doubt, a great sense of relief to valuers.
  • 20

    Brexit: An Update On Citizens’ Rights

    Since the referendum on 23 June 2016, in which 51.9% voted to leave the EU, one of the main areas of focus for Brexit negotiations has been immigration including what will happen to the rights of United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) expat citizens.  Understandably this has been an emotive subject, both for individuals affected as well as employers whose businesses rely heavily on EU workers.  As such, since the triggering of Article 50 on 29 March 2017, we have been following the negotiations closely in order to be able to advise our employer clients and contacts on the most up to date position as it becomes available.
  • 06

    Living Will – Tragic Error

    BBC Breakfast today discussed a tragic situation which highlighted the pros and cons and differences between Living Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney .
  • 04

    Hmrc Introduces Simple Assessment

    As part of making tax digital, HMRC has introduced Simple Assessment.  This will replace the need for many individuals with simple tax affairs to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return.