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Thursday 9th August 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have received recognition in the newly published 2018 edition of Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. Private Wealth Law and two lawyers within the firm have received recommendations for expertise in their field:
Tuesday 24th July 2018
I have been a civil litigator for the past 36 years since qualifying as a solicitor. We now call civil litigation "dispute resolution" which is perhaps reflective of a different approach that has evolved over time.
Over these 36 years, the changes have been myriad and far reaching. When I started out, along with many others, I was something of a generalist – a jack of all trades....
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Leasing out rooftop areas and unused land to electronic communications operators may seem an attractive option for landowners, providing them with a regular source of income for formerly unoccupied space.
However, the Digital Economy Act 2017 introduced a replacement Code into the Communications Act 2003 which is a statutory regime applying to new leases created on...
Thursday 12th July 2018
Reform is currently the buzz word in family law, and has been proposed, debated and urged upon Parliament in the areas of fault based divorce; cohabitation and also the presumption of shared parenting. But with government focus necessarily being on Brexit, the prospect of reforms have receded, although the social imperative remains.
Surprisingly, perhaps, divorce rate, which is currently 42%...
Wednesday 11th July 2018
The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney.
If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you may be eligible for a refund. This can be claimed either by the person who made the power of attorney (called the...
Tuesday 10th July 2018
One of the many strengths we have at TWM is the wide breadth of experience and advice we are able to offer. There are various circumstances in a property transaction where we can offer the added value of the input from another of our departments.
When buying a property in joint names (particularly by unmarried couples or buyers who are not in a relationship) our property teams can advise on...
Monday 9th July 2018
The tax treatment of monies paid by an employer to an employee in lieu of notice changed on 6 April this year. In doing so, an artifice much loved by employment lawyers will disappear.
The pay/compensation distinction
Some employment contracts do not include a right for the employer to terminate the employee’s employment immediately and pay monies in lieu...
Thursday 21st June 2018
We are delighted to announce that Stuart Downey in our Private Client team has been shortlisted in the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2018, for the category of Lawyer of the Year – Associate.
This awards programme champions young professionals in the wealth sector, highlighting the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Shortlisted individuals will be judged by a panel of wealth management...
Friday 15th June 2018
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Specialist Finance Introducer (SFI) Awards this year, for the category of Best Legal Firm.
The SFI Awards are one of the top 3 awards for lenders, intermediaries and service providers in the lending sector. It is made all the more important for us because we have been nominated by clients to make the longlist, voted for by clients to make the...
Friday 8th June 2018
Some years ago, we adopted Surrey Air Ambulance as the firm’s official partner charity following a staff vote. The idea was to focus the vast majority of our efforts on one charity where TWM could make a meaningful, quantifiable, and tangible difference in the area where we and the charity both operate. Incredibly, the air ambulance relies almost entirely on local fundraising...
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