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15 Apr 2021 Natasha Hassall: A good reputation can attract investment, tenants and support for larger environmental projects

In a recent article in Transmission Private, Private Wealth Partner, Natasha Hassall talks about the challenges and opportunities landowners face when commercialising their landed estate.

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12 Apr 2021 Specific issue orders: A matter of evidence

Family Associate, Alexandra Hirst considers the vaccination of children where the parents are not in agreement and the approach taken by the courts.

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29 Mar 2021 Tax day 2021: the key announcements

In a recent article in the Tax Journal, Private Wealth Partner, Sue Laing highlights some key takeaways from the recent tax updates.

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24 Mar 2021 Divorces drop despite lockdown split predictions

In a recent article in EPrivateClient, Family Partner, Emily Brand highlights how recent figures are contrary to the expectation that lockdown would cause divorce rates to rise.

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23 Mar 2021 IHT regime is outdated and in serious need of an overhaul

Private Wealth Partner, Kyra Motley appears on the FTAdviser In Focus podcast alongside Edward Grant, Director at St James’s Place and Nick Bird, Business Development Manager for Octopus Investment to discuss how inheritance tax (IHT) planning is in desperate need of an overhaul.

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22 Mar 2021 Exits: six things you need to think about

Charlie Hewlett and Hugo Brown of Boodle Hatfield and James Heath of PwC Raise | Ventures highlight six points that are often overlooked or not given enough consideration prior to an exit.

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19 Mar 2021 Architects prepared to take legal action against developers to recover outstanding fees

Architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to recover unpaid fees for work they have completed on projects, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm. Coronavirus disruption has left many architects out of pocket, leading them to take decisive action to recover fees.

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18 Mar 2021 Decisions, decisions

David Rawlence and Steve Coulson offer their thoughts on the various legal structures that property owners could adopt in the serviced office market.

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18 Mar 2021 The use of drones in construction projects

There is a perpetual myth the construction industry trails other industries in the drive for modernisation.  Whilst this may be true in labour and recruitment practices, it is not a universal truth.

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15 Mar 2021 How can drones be used when purchasing a property?

It is worth considering firstly how drones are presently being used in the property sector, which in recent years has become widespread. A number of organisations have been successfully using drones for many years to conduct external inspections of property.

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