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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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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,

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16 May 2024 Do we underestimate the impact that divorce, incapacity or death can have on a legacy?

In the tenth episode of The Lessons in Legacy Podcast, Partners Clare Stirzaker,

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16 May 2024 Asset planning in the digital age – inheritance and divorce considerations for HNWIs

In WealthBriefing, Head of Private Wealth, Hayden Bailey and Associate, Alex Gamble consider the importance of succession planning when individuals have a digital footprint.

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08 May 2024 The Lessons in Legacy Podcast: Do we underestimate the impact that divorce, incapacity or death can have on a legacy?

In the latest episode of The Lessons in Legacy Podcast, Clare Stirzaker, Hayden Bailey, Katie O’Callaghan and Nicola Bushby discuss a series of topics that can often be underestimated when it comes to planning for the future.

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08 May 2024 The future of Dark Stores & what can property investors and landlords do to prepare?

Late last month Sky News reported that, Grocery delivery app, Getir was preparing to exit UK

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08 May 2024 Julie Howard contributes to ‘The Practical Guide for Wealthy Families and Family Offices’

Private Wealth Partner, Julie Howard was delighted to contribute her expertise to ‘The Practical Guide for Wealthy Families and Family Offices’ - a new publication authored by VG Directors, Paul

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07 May 2024 Boodle Hatfield announces charity partnership with Royal Trinity Hospice

Coinciding with Dying Matters Week by Hospice UK, an important awareness campaign regarding preparing for death and considering legacy, we are excited to announce our Charity of the Year. From 1 April 2024, Boodle Hatfield are partnering with the Royal Trinity Hospice, a south west and central London hospice providing specialist palliative and end of life care for people living in Wandsworth and parts of Lambeth, Merton, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Richmond.

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03 May 2024 Companies House Changes – Fees Increase effective 1 May 2024

Companies House fees have increased as of 1 May 2024, and the increase is quite significant. This will affect all new and existing UK companies.

Last month, it cost £10 to incorporate a new company and £13 to

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25 Apr 2024 Why lesbian visibility is important – Sarah Rock in DIVA Magazine

To mark Lesbian Visibility Week, Construction Partner, Sarah Rock has been featured in DIVA Magazine’s ‘Legally Lesbian’ segment on why lesbian visibility is important. The list of 25 empowering individuals

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25 Apr 2024 Leasehold & Freehold Reform Bill undergoes Lords line by line scrutiny

It is perhaps not surprising that many have lost track of quite where we are in terms of leasehold reform. But to provide a timely update, this week saw the start of the four day Committee Stage of the Leasehold and