Insights: Legal Updates - September 2016

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UK residential properties held through offshore structures: a call to action

Helena Luckhurst |

Owners of UK residential property held through offshore structures, including non-UK companies and partnerships, should urgently review their structures following the publication of a further consultation by the UK Government on 19 August 2016. The consultation confirms that residential properties in these structures will be exposed to UK Inheritance Tax (IHT) from 6 April 2017. […]


Expert witnesses: Expertise is not enough

Digby Hebbard |

Poor performances by expert witnesses have been highlighted in several recent cases, so how can you ensure yours are up to the job? In construction disputes, the law is often only half the story.  The complexity of construction projects – and the issues which commonly arise – often mean that expert opinion is required to […]


Market Abuse Regulation

David Robinson, Avram Kelman, Nigel Gordon |

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into force on 3 July 2016. The most significant changes to the law for Main Market and AIM companies arising from MAR relate to: the disclosure regime as regards inside information; the requirement to maintain insider lists; the disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and closely associated […]