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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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17 Apr 2024 The Lessons in Legacy Podcast: How is the Wealth Management Industry reacting to increased interest in philanthropy and sustainable investments?

In our latest episode, Clare Stirzaker is joined by Lyn Tomlinson, Eleanor Sepanski and James Woods Davison to look at how the Wealth Management Industry is reacting to increased interest in philanthropy and sustainable investments.

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27 Apr 2024 Simon Gorham will chair an IPBA Employment & Immigration Law panel discussion in Tokyo

Employment Partner, Simon Gorham will be chairing an expert panel discussion at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (‘IPBA’) Annual Conference in Tokyo between 24 – 27 April.

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15 Apr 2024 UK’s Non-Dom System Is Doomed, But Replacement System May Have A Silver Lining – Kyra Motley in WealthBriefing

Plans were announced at the Spring 2024 Budget on 6 March 2024 to abolish the current 'non-dom' tax regime and move to a residence-based system from 6 April 2025. These changes are very wide reaching and will present

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11 Apr 2024 The end of the current ‘non-dom’ tax regime – what has been proposed?

Plans were announced at the Spring 2024 Budget on 6 March 2024 to abolish the current ‘non-dom’ tax regime and move to a residence-based system from 6 April 2025.  These changes are very wide reaching and will present opportunities for some and create challenges for others.

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11 Apr 2024 PropTech – why hasn’t it boomed like we thought?

In March, our Real Estate team hosted a roundtable, led by industry expert James Pellatt, on the ways in which "PropTech", or Property Technology, can support businesses in reaching their ESG objectives. The

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10 Apr 2024 Non-Dom Changes – A New Landscape For UK Immigration?

In WealthBriefing, Immigration Partner, Zoe Jacob examines the UK government’s plan to phase out the long-standing resident non-domicile system and the knock-on effects the changes will have on the UK’s immigration landscape.

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15 Apr 2024 Are trusts an appropriate vehicle to hold shares in a family business?

Using trusts as part of the ownership strategy for family businesses can enable succession planning while providing flexibility, asset protection and an ability to keep the voting block held together by trustees. In the Tax Journal, Partner, Hayden Bailey clarifies when and how trusts are likely to be appropriate for family businesses.

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09 Apr 2024 HNWI Immigration in the UK: Where do we stand?

In Family Office Magazine, Partner, Zoe Jacob looks at the plethora of options available to HNW migrants wishing to capitalise on the UK’s attractiveness as a location for individuals and businesses from across the globe.

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08 Apr 2024 Governance structures in African family businesses

In a recent PWC Africa Family Business Survey, it is said that only 77% of family

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03 Apr 2024 The rise and rise of super prime

Despite the UK backdrop not looking too promising at first glance, the super-prime property market has continued to flourish, especially in London. Partner and Head of Residential Property, Saskia Arthur, outlines what is behind the super-prime market’s resilience.

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27 Mar 2024 Taylor Howes’ x Middle Eastern Women in Luxury Breakfast

Last month, Residential Property Partner, Reem Al-Jumaily joined moderator Karen Howes of Taylor Howes Designs and panellists Mayssoun Habra of MH Global Wealth

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27 Mar 2024 Impact Investing – Clare Stirzaker quoted in Mayfair Times

Philanthropy plays a vital role in our society. As well as providing much needed funds to charities and not-for profit organisations, it enables individuals and families to have a values-based, positive impact on

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03 Apr 2024 Boodle Hatfield announces bumper round of promotions

We are delighted to announce a significant round of promotions with three new partners and four new senior associates. All promotions come into effect from 1 April 2024.

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22 Mar 2024 Leasehold reform edges closer

It is perhaps not surprising that many have lost track of quite where we are in terms of leasehold reform.  In short, both the Freehold and Leasehold Reform Bill and the Renters (Reform) Bill are progressing

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19 Mar 2024 Testamentary capacity in the spotlight

A common ground for contesting a will is mental capacity and it is often deployed by disinherited family members to set aside a will. In Professional Adviser, Private Wealth Disputes Partner, Nicola Bushby explains what the test for mental capacity is, how it works in practice, and why contemporaneous medical assessments are important.

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18 Mar 2024 Companies House – Registered Email Address (REA) requirement coming into force

A new requirement for companies to supply a registered email address ("REA"), otherwise known as an "appropriate email address", is now applicable to newly formed companies (being effective from 4 March 2024) and all

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14 Mar 2024 Proposed UK Reforms to Non-Compete Restrictions

Employment Partner, Simon Gorham summarises the Government’s proposal on the reform to post-termination non-compete clauses in contracts of employment.

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14 Mar 2024 Marriage: What is it good for?

Yesterday evening, we were delighted to host a provocative panel discussion exploring what motivates people in the modern day to enter into the legal union of marriage and whether we should continue to award a

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21 Mar 2024 Boodle Hatfield Property Insights – Spring 2024 Edition

In this edition, our team of experts shine a spotlight on new legal developments and offer some insights on issues that are currently shaping the property market.

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08 Mar 2024 Boodle Hatfield advises Skyports Infrastructure as they unveil plans for UK’s vertiport testbed for air taxi industry

Boodle Hatfield has advised Skyports Infrastructure, the leading provider of infrastructure for the advanced air mobility industry, on an agreement with Bicester Motion to establish a passenger vertiport terminal, being the first in the UK.