Lifecycle of a business: succession planning – Helena Luckhurst and Katie Mitchell in the Tax Journal

30 September 2019

In the second article in a series considering the lifecycle of the business,  Helena Luckhurst and Katie Mitchell examine the succession planning issues that entrepreneurs should consider at both an early stage and throughout the lifecycle of their business.

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Summertime and the livin’ is – not so – easy

20 September 2019

What if you decide that marriage is not for you? What if remaining unmarried suits you best? The way that society has developed has meant that individuals may feel constrained to follow a standard template. Even Parliament has enacted laws, which incentivises its citizens to get married and therefore reap the benefits of being formally joined in matrimonial harmony. Progress remains slow for giving cohabitants’ rights that are on an equal footing to married couples and this issue is not particularly high on Parliament’s agenda. However, as more couples cohabit, there will be a greater need to ensure that they are protected.

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Lifecycle of a business: setting up – Helen Cox and Gemma Grunewald in the Tax Journal

19 July 2019

In the first of a new series examining tax issues during the lifecycle of a business, Helen Cox and Gemma Grunewald examine the tax issues to be considered when founding a business.

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Passport, Sun Cream, Parental Consent!!?

10 July 2019

We are all focused on remembering the holiday essentials, but often overlooked (usually in the case of separated families) is asking for parental consent.

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Cryptocurrency estate planning: lessons from QuadrigaCX

12 April 2019

In a plot line worthy of a Dan Brown novel, the 30 year old CEO and founder of QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotton, was reported as having died in India at the end of last year, seemingly having taken the passwords to the company’s cold storage wallets with him to his grave.

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Is this the end of Opco/Propco structures in the hotel industry?

21 February 2019

Opco/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 […]

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Brexit – “No deal”, no bread, no drugs, no treat-ies

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.

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Time to send the family wealth on a foreign holiday?

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.

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Tier 1 (Investor) visa suspended for ‘new’ applicants from midnight tonight

6 December 2018

Immigration partners Sarah Gogan and Kelly Whiter discuss today’s announcement on the suspension of the Tier 1 Investor programme.

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Appeal against UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order rejected

8 October 2018

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 […]

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