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Samuel Phillips Law Blog

Month: November 2019

Employment

Over Half of UK Adults Will Work Past Retirement Age

Working Beyond Retirement – Research indicates over half of the UK working population would continue to work beyond their official retirement date.

Employment

Supermarket Sweep – ASDA Introduce New Employment Contracts

1000 staff are holding out against the Walmart owned supermarkets new terms. We look at the details and lessons we can learn from such a process.

Employment

You’re Joking, Not Another One!

Brenda from Bristol summed up the mood of the nation back in 2017, but now we’re truly in Groundhog Day territory with yet another Brexit Delay and General Election. We revisit the main points of concern for UK business.

Commercial Property

It’s a bargain, but I’ve got to move quickly

My client has a great business plan, a great idea and an amazing opportunity and all she needed was a property to base her plans from, she’d searched for a few weeks finding nothing and then “PING” a new property dropped into her in box, in need of work but within budget and ideal for her requirements.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Is your client due an Inheritance Tax Refund?

In 2017 the Inheritance Tax Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) was introduced. The calculation of this allowance can be incredibly complex.  In fact, it is so complex that HMRC have actually been calculating the tax due from estates incorrectly in some cases.

Wills, Probate & Trust

If you’re considering divorce, or in the midst of divorcing, don’t overlook making immediate changes to your Will

Going through divorce is one of the most stressful experiences in life. On the Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale, it ranks higher than imprisonment and is second overall.  It is akin to grieving upon the death of a loved one.

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