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When your partner goes into care

When a couple are separated because one of them needs to move into residential care, it is a huge life change that can be stressful for both of them. The anxiety can be compounded if there is uncertainty about the financial situation and confusion about how the care fees of...

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Clarke Willmott LLP recognised for expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence

This week saw the publication of the first of the two annual independent guides to law firms in the UK. The Legal 500 researches the quality and expertise of lawyers throughout the country, ranking those they consider of merit. The firm as a whole has achieved exceptional levels of recognition,...

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One year left…

Buying a house or a flat when you already own one became a lot more expensive on April Fool’s Day 2016; when SDLT surcharge rates were introduced. For example, Alex buys a flat for £500,000 in December 2017; but he already owns a half share in his late grandmother’s flat,...

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First rate(s) Welsh tax?

The Welsh Government has announced the initial rates of Land Transaction Tax (“LTT”), the Welsh version of Stamp Duty Land Tax which will replace SDLT for land transactions in Wales from and including 1st April 2018. The Welsh LTT bands as well as the LTT rates differ from those currently...

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Clarke Willmott supports the Encephalitis Society at awards evening

Clarke Willmott were proud to support the work of the Encephalitis Society last night, co-sponsoring their table at the prestigious Charity Times Award ceremony held at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster. The Encephalitis Society, who support families affected by this disease and research into the condition were nominated for the...

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European Police come together to reduce road traffic accidents

At Clarke Willmott we represent the victims of road traffic accidents – from people who sustain life changing injuries through to those who deal with the tragedy of the death of a loved one on our roads. We see the effects on our clients – things change for ever in...

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Livery businesses and inheritance tax relief

Business property relief (BPR) is a highly valuable inheritance tax relief which can reduce the taxable value of business property by up to 100% and thus save considerable amounts of inheritance tax (IHT). The grant of BPR is, however, far from automatic and there a number of pitfalls within the...

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Clarke Willmott supports international charity in its drive for prestigious award

Clarke Wilmott is joining double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington to support a charity which has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Our Clinical Negligence team will cheer on the Encephalitis Society at the Charity Times Awards on Thursday, October 4, where it is in the running for Charity...

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Claims against the NHS can help to improve its safety standards

Every parent wishes to give birth to a ‘healthy child’ and for a significant majority of mothers giving birth in England and Wales this will happen. A report published by the NHS Litigation Authority in October 2016 concluded that having a baby under the NHS was very safe but acknowledged...

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Pre and post-nuptial agreements in sharp focus

As with any litigation, there is much risk and uncertainty in having a divorce financial settlement determined in court. The judge has to take into account a number of factors set out in law and then apply discretion to come up with a settlement which is “fair” to both parties...

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