Many Businesses are facing uncertainty with not only Brexit, but also challenges in China and from elsewhere. Downturn in trade and the need to cut costs are forcing companies to address the need for redundancies.
Legislation being introduced by the Finance Bill 2018-19 means that from the 1st March 2019, the deadline to file and pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) will be cut from the current 30 days to 14 days after the ‘effective date’ of the transaction.
2018 proved to be our busiest year yet as our Health & Community Care Team, and the number of clients we represent continued to grow. In the current circumstances there have been some hard won successes:
Statistics show that in recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of private law cases relating to children that are being commenced in the family courts. At the same time, there has also been a big rise in the percentage of these cases that involve at least one ‘litigant in person’ i.e. somebody who is having to represent themselves in the proceedings because they have been unable to secure legal aid and are unable to afford a lawyer.