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26 Jan 2023 A guide to non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

Simon Fitzpatrick, Fred Clark, Rosie Adcock and Ruby Dyce provide an introduction to the legal and commercial implications of NFTs looking at intellectual property, regulation, smart contracts, consumer rights and litigation.

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20 Jan 2023 Treasure Finds: as metal detecting booms, what are the key considerations and tax consequences?

As the boom in metal detecting continues and an abundance of treasure being unearthed in England and Wales, Corporate Associate, Fred Clark and Trainee, Sophie Harcourt consider the legal and tax implications, along with restrictions that might apply to a find.

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19 Jan 2023 What can we learn from Yvon Chouinard?

The founder of Patagonia, the outdoor clothing company, created a philanthropic shareholding structure while maintaining ongoing stewardship of its assets – Clare Stirzaker and Clare Pooley look at how other philanthropists could achieve a similar legacy.

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19 Jan 2023 The great wealth transfer: Reshaping what clients need from the wealth management industry

The priorities of families – who have been working to steward a legacy from one generation to the next – are changing, Private Wealth Partner, Clare Stirzaker explains all.

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17 Jan 2023 Investing in UK residential property: navigating the tax maze

In the Tax Journal, Julie Howard and Kyra Motley consider the different options for both structuring and financing the ownership of UK residential property.

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06 Jan 2023 Legacy landscape: shifting horizons are reshaping the wealth management industry

Alongside an immense generational shift, the priorities of families in the UHNW and HNW brackets are evolving. In Professional Wealth Management, Private Wealth Partner, Clare Stirzaker considers the findings of our recent survey showing that wealthy families are moving towards greater wealth distribution and wealth preservation is no longer their sole focus.

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06 Jan 2023 Buying property through a company – 6 things you need to know

There can be times where it makes commercial sense to buy the company that owns a target property rather than buying the property itself. Corporate Senior Associate, Charlie Hewlett sets out 6 key points that arise when buying property through a company for the first time.

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05 Jan 2023 Recruitment & Hiring – 6 things new employers need to know

Employment Associate Alex Martinelli sets out six key areas new employers should consider when hiring employees for the first time. Failure to comply with relevant employment laws can result in both criminal and civil liability.

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05 Jan 2023 The power of nuptial agreements in the English Courts

In Wealth Briefing, Family Partner, James Ferguson and Family Associate, Katie Male comment on the fundamentals of their successful High Court case, highlighting the power of nuptial agreements in the English Family Courts.

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04 Jan 2023 London property: opportunity for the agile in an age of uncertainty

Real Estate Partner, Andrew Wilmott-Smith and Trainee, Tom Heathcote write for Family Office Magazine.

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