Published: 21 July 2017
The Residence Nil Rate Band
With effect from 6th April 2017, a new inheritance tax relief came into force that could save the children of a married couple thousands of pounds in inheritance tax.
Unfortunately, rather than simply raising the inheritance tax threshold from its current rate of £325,000, which would have been much easier to understand, the ‘residence nil-rate band’ (‘RNRB’) was introduced.
Published: 14 July 2017
A team of golfers from Fletcher Day were delighted to have attended the Toni & Guy 11th Annual Charity Golf Day which took place on Wednesday 13th July 2017.
Each year the Foundation raises money to support Stroke Association, Macmillan Cancer Support and Variety, the Children’s Charity.
Published: 13 July 2017
Are you looking to invest in a business? It’s so easy to dive straight in and transact on a handshake. This could be a costly mistake. Pause and consider the risk profile of investing in the business, as well as the threats to which the business is exposed to. Set out all the terms of the deal in writing.
In this opening article, we highlight some of the fundamental considerations when you are looking at investing equity capital in a business and in a series of EIGHT bite size articles, we examine each of these areas in more detail.
Published: 10 July 2017
Changes to debt recovery before commencing litigation in England and Wales from 1 October 2017
The implementation of the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999 brought in a new concept: pre‑action protocols.
The aim of these protocols was to encourage early engagement and communication between the parties with a view to enabling them to resolve matters without the need to start court proceedings and to save costs.
However, it has taken the Ministry of Justice until 2017 to suggest a suitable pre-action protocol for the litigation of debts owed by one party to another. This new protocol applies to any business debt, or claiming payment of a debt from an individual.
Published: 6 July 2017
Central London Commercial Law firm Fletcher Day is excited to welcome back Luiz Costa, following his appointment as Senior Associate within the Dispute resolution team. The appointment took effect from Monday 3rd July 2017.
Published: 5 July 2017
Possibly, in certain circumstances was the (slightly worrying) view of the High Court in the recent case of ICAP Management Services Ltd –v- Berry .
Mr Berry was a senior executive in electronic broking with ICAP Management Services Ltd. He was placed in the garden (for his 12 month notice period) when he gave notice to join ICAPs main competitor; BGC.
Our growth continues to accelerate with second partner appointment to our Corporate and Commercial team this month
Published: 4 July 2017
Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the arrival of Neil Pfister who joins as a Corporate and Commercial Law Partner. The appointment took effect from Monday 3 June 2017.
Published: 4 July 2017
The second annual Fletcher Day Summer Party was held at our Head Office in Mayfair on Thursday 29th June.
Published: 27 June 2017
Over the past 10 years it has been popular for non-domiciled clients to purchase residential and commercial properties in the UK through an offshore corporate entity.
This has been particularly popular with clients domiciled in Africa, Asia and the Middle East who have chosen to set up these corporate entities in the BVI, Seychelles or Jersey as single purpose vehicles through which to own and manage their properties. Those properties either form part of their investment portfolio or a main residence to serve as a family home, especially if their children attend school in the UK.
Published: 20 June 2017
A recent Employment Tribunal case addressed the question of whether employers who provide enhanced Maternity Pay should now apply the same enhancement to their staff who take Shared Parental Leave, or risk claims for discrimination…
Published: 16 June 2017
“I don’t need a Will, my spouse gets everything anyway”
“I don’t need a Will because I’m not worth anything”
These are two very common misconceptions. Many people think that Wills are only necessary for people with a great deal of wealth, but this is not the case. There are certain laws governing how a person’s estate is divided if they die ‘intestate’ (i.e. without a Will), which might not be what you would expect or intend. The intestacy rules determine who inherits your assets. The intestacy rules do not allow for you or your family to choose who receives your estate, which is distributed in accordance with the strict legal rules. According to statistics, one in three people die intestate in the UK every year.
Published: 13 June 2017
Further changes have been announced to UK Anti-Money Laundering and the PSC (People of Significant Control) Regime which will impact company filing requirements.
Fletcher Day expands Private Client offering with appointment of specialist Private Client & Tax lawyer
Published: 26 May 2017
Fletcher Day welcomes Elena Tzialli as a Senior Associate Solicitor heading up the newly formed Private Client department.
Published: 25 May 2017
Fletcher Day is very excited to welcome Kyri Papantoniou as Partner to the Corporate team.
Published: 22 May 2017
Karim Assaad, a Partner within Fletcher Day Family Law team is representing a father in a widely-publicised case involving judicial secrecy and access to justice.
Published: 19 May 2017
You may have a valuable brand or your business may depend upon a particular product or process. You may have already taken steps to protect these products but have you also considered your confidential information?
Published: 15 May 2017
Fletcher Day is very excited to welcome Matthew Wentworth-May to our growing team of fee share consultants.
Published: 11 May 2017
Fletcher Day are taking part in the prestigious London Legal Walk on 22 May 2017. The London Legal Walk supports law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East providing them with much needed funding and support so that access to justice is equally available to all.
Published: 25 April 2017
Andy Herricks is a Corporate Partner based in Fletcher Day’s Manchester office.
He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience advising clients across the North West.
He acts mainly for entrepreneurs and owner-managers and speaks to decision-makers on a daily basis.
Published: 24 April 2017
Fletcher Day are proud to be hosting an exhibition of the paintings of Keith Jansz on 16th May 2017 at our office on the 7th Floor.
“Keith Jansz took up the challenge when he became tetraplegic. He had lost the use of his hands and legs in a tragic road accident in 1995, and was paralysed from the neck down. He turned to painting, with the added challenge of painting with his mouth not his hands. To begin with Keith needed help, encouragement and inspiration, and he received these from fellow artists in the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists. An active sportsman before his accident Keith knew what it was to push himself to his limits and this he now did with his painting, soon holding exhibitions of his work which attracted great interest and admiration. Keith’s work is full of light and colour. Above all else it is full of joy.” (Professor Ken Howard, OBE, of the RA).