Is the ability to vary terms of a will for tax reasons, through what are called "deeds of variation", to be restricted by the UK tax authority?
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Private providers can help the NHS achieve better patient-centred outcomes.
“It is perfectly possible that the rate of mergers in the sector will double as a result of the Budget..."
Liquidated damages are, in theory, a cost effective and efficient tool. If only things were so simple
From 17 August 2015 the EU Succession Regulation, Brussels IV, will homogenise the regulation of succession across the Union.
A housing association is a step closer to becoming the first social landlord to develop a Free School, after ‘positive’ talks with civil servants.
Research reveals almost 40% of ex-council homes sold under the Right to Buy are now in the private rented sector.
It might look great, but the potential consequences of installing wooden flooring in breach of lease can be pretty expensive.
The government’s plan to impose a flat-rate cut on council’s public health 2015-16 budgets risks breaching equality laws, new research has indicated.
Welcome to the summer 2015 edition of Housing Litigation Update
Readers will now be aware of local authority housing development companies – new players on the new-build ‘stage’.
Legal indemnity insurance is a type of policy taken out in residential property transactions where a legal defect (lack of building regulations approval, missing landlord or title) or restrictive covenant has the potential to prevent or delay development and cause loss. It is commonly used where negotiation or application to court are unrealistic or time consuming options.
Remember to make sure that your contract documents are consistent
European Union procurement rules relate to a public sector body's purchase of goods, works or services. Such procurement rules are intended to open public sector procurement to competition across the European Union by establishing a legal framework governing the procedures for the award of public contracts which exceed stated values. The framework was created to ensure that public sector contracts are awarded fairly, transparently and without discrimination on the grounds of nationality.
Implications for construction sector
Housing associations have sought legal advice on deregistering as social landlords
Foreign embassies in the UK are now subject to the full thrust of employment law.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v Lessees of 1-124 Pond House and ors  UKUT 395
In July 2015 the Pensions Regulator published an analysis of the impact of auto enrolment and its role in increasing participation in workforce pension schemes.
A string of high-profile repair and maintenance jobs have failed recently.
Q&A covering some of the possible finance related implications coming out of the Summer Budget.
This month our poll with Estates Gazette looks at the occupier market and what is driving or holding it back.
This note covers the mechanics of the Bill provisions as first published.
Modelling shows council 30-year business plans will be undeliverable.
For local government, the summer 2015 budget contained few immediate surprises but the full impact is likely to be revealed as the autumn spending review progresses.
In this second jargon busting bulletin, we look at the two terms which describe how residential property can be co-owned.
Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of Quarterly Commercial Update.
As the sector moves into a less certain future, what should boards be looking out for?
There have been plenty more TUPE decisions in recent months, this time focussing on issues such as service provision changes, the meaning of 'client', how to handle cross transfer appeal hearings and the transfer of discrimination liabilities. We discuss the key decisions and their implications here.
Trowers & Hamlins partners comments on announcements made in the Summer Budget 2015
Despite the prospect of further austerity, last week's LGA conference in Harrogate was largely a positive experience.
Funders could find themselves sitting next to the HCA during regulatory action