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Proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax in divorce settlements

A move to a longer period of ‘no loss, no gain’ in April 2023 will be welcomed by many The government recently announced plans to relax the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules within divorce financial settlements. HMRC stated that they ‘hope this will give spouses and civil partners more time...

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What do employers need to know about the planned changes to strike rules?

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) announced earlier this month that around 40,000 railway workers are set to strike tomorrow (27 July) following ongoing disputes around working conditions, job security and pay. Unions representing thousands of workers including nurses, teachers and postal workers are set to...

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Clarke Willmott backs findings of British Steel Pensions poll

Our Financial Litigation team who are seeking compensation for victims of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) mis-selling scandal have welcomed the results of a poll that says the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) should not be tasked with providing a guaranteed income for those affected. Almost two-thirds (62 per cent)...

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Naomi Cunningham joins as a partner at Clarke Willmott

Experienced property litigation lawyer Naomi Cunningham has joined our Taunton office. Naomi has experience in a broad range of property disputes and advisory work, both within the private and public sectors. She has advised government departments, housing developers, retailers, PLCs and private individuals on issues ranging from high value and...

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Clarke Willmott advises Wyatt Homes on multi-million pound funding package

Our Banking and Finance team have advised on a multi-million pound finance package that will deliver over 1,000 new family homes across Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. The deal – the first of its kind – sees Homes England and HSBC UK working in partnership to provide funding that will enable...

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Protected rent debts

Can retailers claim their Head Office rent arrears are “protected rent debts” under the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022? It was argued by Ernest Jones and H Samuel, (and its parent company Signet Trading Limited), that because they are a retail business, and because the purpose of its office premises...

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Clarke Willmott demands proper regulation of E-Scooters

A serious injury specialist at Clarke Willmott has called for the introduction of tighter regulations around the use of e-scooters. Electric scooters have become an increasingly common sight on the streets of several major UK cities in recent years. Currently their use is legally limited to recognised rental schemes, but...

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Top twenty planning survey ranking for Clarke Willmott

Our planning team jumped into a top 20 position in the prestigious Planning Law Survey 2022 of the highest-rated planning law firms in the UK. Clarke Willmott climbed eight places in the last year and is now ranked at number 13 in the annual survey. The team provides expert advice...

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No-fault divorce online – don’t get caught out

It has recently been reported that, perhaps unsurprisingly, there was an increase in the volume of divorce applications that have been filed since “no-fault” divorce came into force on 6th April 2022. Many people will likely have waited for the change in law to take effect rather than issue under...

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The Renters Reform Bill and the loss of Section 21 notices

On 10 May 2022 Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech, which included confirmation that the Government will deliver the biggest change in renters’ law in a generation. It is the intention that the Renters Reform Bill will abolish Section 21 notices, while strengthening landlords’ legitimate grounds for taking back their...

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