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Breaching a Restrictive Covenant

Breaching a Restrictive Covenant

When moving into a new home, you may want to start decorating or carry out more extensive property development, but are you allowed to? If your property deeds contain a restrictive covenant, you may be limited in what you are allowed to do to the appearance or...

Declaration of Trust

Declaration of Trust

When you jointly own a property with another party, it is essential to declare your ‘beneficial interests’ so your intentions are clearly set out from the outset, which can help avoid future confusion and disputes. The title at Land Registry will show the legal...

Can Long Covid be a Disability?

Can Long Covid be a Disability?

Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, which saw the first national lockdown in March 2020, many legal firsts and legislative changes have impacted employment law. Whilst new changes to Covid guidance include the government’s Living with Covid Strategy, some...

What are the steps needed to get divorced in the UK?

What are the steps needed to get divorced in the UK?

Whilst the latest divorce reforms mean that process is now more straightforward in some respects, it does not necessarily make it less daunting. Even if it is mutual, coming to the decision that your marriage or civil partnership has ended can be distressing and...

MLD5 and Trust Registration: Briefing Note – June 2022

MLD5 and Trust Registration: Briefing Note – June 2022

In 2020, a new HMRC Directive called the EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) came into force. It has the effect of significantly widening the scope of trusts that are required to register with HMRC’s Trust Registration Service (TRS), and trustees will need...