Monthly Archives:: September 2014

Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (“2014 Regulations”) come into force on 1 October 2014 (save for the provisions amending the Consumer Contracts Regulations which came into force on 13 June 2014). This marks part of a series of European backed changes to consumer law that have come into force since 2013 (the others being… Read more »

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Dishonesty in divorce proceedings: why it pays to provide full and frank financial disclosure

Upon the breakdown of a marriage there is a common fear that one’s spouse will not be honest about their financial situation and may actively conceal assets. Before reaching a financial settlement upon divorce it is essential that each spouse provide full and frank disclosure of all of their capital assets (including pensions), liabilities and… Read more »

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CLT Landlord & Tenant Update Conference

Mark Chick is speaking at the Annual CLT Landlord and Tenant Update conference at (Holborn Bars) on Thursday 18th September 2014. Mark is speaking about the impact of the Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014, which ultimately makes it easier for flat owners to extend their lease or buy their freehold as it amends the signature… Read more »

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Landlord & Letting Show

Members of the firm’s leasehold reform / landlord & tenant team attended the Landlord & Letting Show at the Barbican on 10th/11th September 2014. Chris Macartney, Clare Groom and Rebecca Mignogna answered questions from delegates. Mark Chick gave a well-received talk entitled ‘What to look for when buying a leasehold property as an investor.’ To… Read more »

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Inheritance & Trustees’ Powers Act 2014

Changes made by Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014. The government intends to bring the Act into force on 1 October 2014 1. The Act will ensure that, where a couple are married and there are no children or descendants, the whole estate passes on intestacy to the surviving spouse when one spouse dies. 2…. Read more »

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