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Our team of experts shine a spotlight on new legal developments, share their views on the impact of current affairs, and offer insights on issues that could impact you and your business.

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08 Jul 2024 The key to successful African Family Businesses? Good governance & succession planning

In Ventures Africa, Partner, Julie Howard and Trainee, Aakash Mohindra detail the two-pronged threat represented by lack of succession planning and imperfect approaches to governance amongst successful African family-owned businesses.

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01 Jul 2024 Best Practices for Succession Planning – how do you do it best?

In Family Office Magazine, Kyra Motley and Aakash Mohindra detail the value of succession planning in family-owned businesses, particularly in the context of aging CEOs and changing family dynamics.

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01 Jul 2024 Marriage: what is it good for?

In the ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce Magazine, Emily Brand and Genevieve Smith reflect on how marriage does not guarantee relationship longevity, so question whether other types of enduring personal relationships – beyond marriage – should be given official recognition.

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04 Jul 2024 Nicola Bushby speaks at the ThoughtLeaders4 Annual Contentious Trusts Summit

Private Wealth Disputes Partner, Nicola Bushby will speak at the ThoughtLeaders4 Annual Contentious Trusts Summit . Nicola will be joining a distinguished speaker panel to discuss the circumstances in which the role of protectors becomes contentious.

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28 Jun 2024 VAT on private school fees – the current position

One of the few specific tax policies put forward by the Labour party before the general election campaign, and included in their 2024 election manifesto, is their proposal to charge VAT at the standard rate

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27 Jun 2024 Shifting Sands On Taxation – Navigating Uncertainty

In WealthBriefing, Partner, Julie Howard and Trainee, Chelsea Turner look at how the non-dom regime, and the UK tax system as a whole, can do more to encourage HNWIs to move to and invest in the UK.

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26 Jun 2024 Leading private wealth & real estate firm Boodle Hatfield announces continued financial growth

Boodle Hatfield, a leading private wealth and real estate law firm, announces today that fee income during the 2023-24 financial year remained strong at £33.1m in a shortened financial . Due to basis period reform changes affecting all law firms, this financial year was truncated to 11 month.

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21 Jun 2024 London’s super-prime market holds its allure

In PrimeResi, Head of Residential Property, Saskia Arthur reflects on how interest continues into the world of London’s super-prime market fuelled by television programmes focusing not only on London, but also other super-prime markets globally.

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17 Jun 2024 What is the UK tax treatment of Dubai (DIFC) Foundations?

Partner, Kyra Motley, Associate, Will Timbrell and Trainee, Aakash Mohindra consider the characteristics and typical UK tax treatment of Foundations registered with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Registrar of Companies.

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11 Jun 2024 Navigating modern philanthropy

In Professional Wealth Management, Private Wealth Partner, Clare Stirzaker reflects on the growing focus on ‘legacy’ and critical thinking about the purpose and impact of wealth.

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11 Jun 2024 Leasehold Reform: In on the Act

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill had been making relatively swift progress through the Parliamentary process but was still due to be subject to further scrutiny and debate at the point of the announcement of

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11 Jun 2024 In the spotlight – Construction and ED&I Partner, Sarah Rock

As part of the eprivateclient spotlight series, Construction and ED&I Partner, Sarah Rock was invited to share her views, experiences and answers to their ED&I focused Q&A looking at everything from the challenges in the industry to career advice.

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07 Jun 2024 Introduction of New Tipping Rules

The UK Government recently announced a delay to the introduction of its legislation governing allocation of tips from 1 July 2024 to 1 October 2024. Employment Associate, Alex Martinelli outlines what employers will be required to do when the legislation comes into force.

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31 May 2024 No increases in tax rates, but what about the tax base?

The UK government currently brings in about £1 trillion of tax revenue each year, about 40% of GDP. Tax Partner, Andrew Loan considers what an incoming government might look to change in regards to tax rates and the tax base if looking to increase this revenue.

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12 Jun 2024 Andrea Zavos and Clare Stirzaker speak at ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Advisory and Litigation Forum

Private Wealth Partners, Andrea Zavos and Clare Stirzaker will speak at the Private Client Advisory and Litigation Forum this month. They will reflect on addiction and the impact on us and clients as well as dealing with death. The forum aims to garner debate and introspection on key topics impacting the private client industry.

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06 Jun 2024 Sarah Rock speaks at Digital Construction Week 2024

Construction Partner, Sarah Rock is speaking at Digital Construction Week. Sarah will cover the topic ‘Ethical and trustworthy approach to AI – Why is it relevant?’, exploring the role of AI in enhancing efficiency, ensuring safety, and maintaining ethical standards in construction projects.

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29 May 2024 Leasehold Reform: What came out in the wash?

At the time of the announcement of the forthcoming UK general election, both the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill and the Renters Reform Bill were making their way through the House of Lords. The election announcement accelerated some parts of this reform. Real Estate experts, Simon Kerrigan and Kate Symons consider the recent developments, including what made it through the “wash up period” before the dissolution of Parliament.

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22 May 2024 What are the fundamentals of the Building Safety Act?

Construction Partner, Sarah Rock provides guidance on what the principles of The Building Safety Act are and highlights the importance of seeking legal advice to ensure individuals are compliant with The Act, minimising the risk of enforcement.

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22 May 2024 Philanthropy & Digitalisation

Last week, Boodle Hatfield hosted an event by Global Philanthropic, convening some of the most brilliant philanthropic thinkers and doers in the world to delve into the intersections of philanthropy and

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21 May 2024 The UAE –a leading destination for High-Net-Worth Individuals

Hourani & Partners have highlighted in their overview of estate and succession planning for the 19th Annual International Estate Planning Institute – STEP New York,