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Stamp Duty Land Tax Budget December 2014 Changes

Published: 3 December 2014  |  Category: Property News

George Osborne has finally listened to the calls of many to overhaul the stamp duty land tax “slab system” making it a progressive tax, much in the same way that income tax is.

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes: What does it mean for you?

Published: 3 December 2014  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

George Osborne announced a radical overhaul to the Stamp Duty Land Tax system today. Read more here

Rise in UK Living Wage Good News for Low Paid Workers

Rise in UK Living Wage Good News for Low Paid Workers

Published: 8 November 2014  |  Category: Employment News

A rise in the 'living wage' rate has been announced this week meaning more than 30,000 low paid workers will receive a pay rise worth up to £400 a year.

Tier 1 Investor Route Is Changing

Published: 6 November 2014  |  Category: Immigration News

The Tier 1 (Investor) route is being reformed following recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee.

Settle Your Differences

Settle Your Differences

Published: 1 November 2014  |  Category: Employment News

Employers should be aware that important changes have been made regarding the circumstances in which a compromise agreement (now called settlement agreement) may be offered to an employee when considering a parting of ways. 

All Change: New Employment Rules of Procedure & Introduction of Fees

All Change: New Employment Rules of Procedure & Introduction of Fees

Published: 30 October 2014  |  Category: Employment News

On 29 July 2013, the UK employment tribunal system saw substantial change. Following the Government consultation,  Resolving Workplace Disputes , and a Fundamental Review of the Rules of Procedure for Employment Tribunals led by Mr Justice.

Fletcher Day Launches New Business Immigration Brochure

Published: 20 October 2014  |  Category: Immigration News

The Business Immigration department is delighted to announce the launch of its new brochure. Download a copy here

Employment Law Round Up

Employment Law Round Up

Published: 18 June 2014  |  Category: Employment News

UK employment law continues to develop at a rapid pace. The last few months have brought about several important employment law changes.

Have a Clue Before you say I do

Have a Clue Before you say I do

Published: 16 May 2014  |  Category: Family News

Prenuptial Agreements: The Current Position The Law Commission published its long awaited report  “Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements” on 27 th February 2014 in which it recommended the introduction of legally binding

Stamp Duty Land Tax for Companies

Published: 15 May 2014  |  Category: Property News

Two years have passed since George Osbourne raised  the cost of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for 'non-natural persons' (NNPs) on residential dwellings worth over £2,000,000 from 7% to 15%.

World Cup 2014 News!

World Cup 2014 News!

Published: 12 May 2014  |  Category: Licensing News

Today, following a debate in both houses, the House of Commons and the House of Lords approved the relaxation of licensing hours for the 2014 World Cup, being staged in Brazil.

Copy that! New Copyright Laws Affect Music Downloads

Copy that! New Copyright Laws Affect Music Downloads

Published: 10 May 2014  |  Category: Corporate News

The UK government has issued final legislation covering changes to copyright law, in particular updating the exceptions to copyright infringement.

Legally Bound: When is a Contract a Contract?

Legally Bound: When is a Contract a Contract?

Published: 26 March 2014  |  Category: Property News

There is no escaping the fact that we live in a digital age. Digital technology has revolutionised the way we communicate, not just socially, but professionally.

Removing Commercial Tenants: Any Old Reason?

Removing Commercial Tenants: Any Old Reason?

Published: 26 March 2014  |  Category: Property News

Can landlords get rid of commercial tenants for any old reason? Perhaps not, but there is a recent reminder that the reasons for doing so are theoretically wider than is usually appreciated.

Isn't it Lush?

Isn't it Lush?

Published: 26 March 2014  |  Category: Dispute Resolution News

A recent high court case concerning ethical cosmetics company LUSH has clarified the law surrounding the use of registered trademarks in keyword advertising. 

Business Success in Brazil

Published: 20 February 2014  |  Category: Corporate News

The eyes of the world are on Brazil right now. With the forthcoming 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in Rio in 2016, many businesses are evaluating the country as a potential export market, investment destination or collaboration partner.

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Published: 12 February 2014  |  Category: Dispute Resolution News

Valentines Day is a celebration of love, but for those who are currently embroiled in a court dispute, there won’t be love in the air this February. 

Fletcher Day Dispute Resolution Team Expands

Fletcher Day Dispute Resolution Team Expands

Published: 10 February 2014  |  Category: Dispute Resolution News

Fletcher Day is delighted to welcome Jovita Vassallo as our new Head of Dispute Resolution.

Fletcher Day commissioned study re flexible working published in the Law Society Gazette

Published: 18 November 2013  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Law firms accept flexible working arrangements reluctantly and requests to work flexibly are made with the expectation that the arrangement will be poorly supported and will damage a lawyer’s career, a study of lawyers working at larger firms has concluded.

Top Tips for Handling Commercial Disputes

Published: 27 October 2013  |  Category: Dispute Resolution News

Nobody wants to think about disputes unless they have one. Unfortunately all too often, businesses find themselves stumbling into disputes they didn’t see coming.

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