21 February 2019Opco/Propco structures have long been popular in the hotel sector. IHG, Accor and Hilton are just a few of the big names who have split Propcos from Opcos. Many smaller groups have also found it to be an attractive model. There are, of course, commercial reasons why many hotel owners have put these structures in place: the ability to raise high levels of bank debt in Propcos which are unencumbered with the ups and downs of a trading business is one of the major advantages of holding property in this way. But, in the UK market, the tax regime has also been an important driver behind...
5 February 2019
Much of the law regulating family arrangements, Children Orders, Financial Orders, and indeed Divorces themselves are contained within EU law. If that ceases to apply it is important to consider, that urgent steps may need to be taken, or at least considered prior to the exit day.Read more
22 January 2019
Taking your family wealth on a foreign holiday always sounds more glamorous than staying at home and doing a bit of housekeeping. Private Wealth partner, Helena Luckhurst encourages you to think about your assets.Read more
6 December 2018
Immigration partners Sarah Gogan and Kelly Whiter discuss today’s announcement on the suspension of the Tier 1 Investor programme.Read more
15 November 2018
Congratulations to immigration partner Sarah Gogan who has... Read more
An attempt to appeal the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) has recently failed in the High Court. In February 2018, the UK’s National Crime Agency sought an UWO against Mrs A (whose anonymity may only be temporary), seeking information about the purchase of a valuable London property. UWOs require an individual to provide a […]
One of the less talked about implications of losing capacity in old age is that Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning often becomes impossible without court intervention. Incapable wealthy family members cannot make gifts because they lack the capacity to authorise them. Even if they have had the foresight to sign a Property & Financial Affairs Lasting […]
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