Essential Inheritance Tax Strategies for Business Owners

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As a business owner, you’ve doubtlessly poured countless hours and effort into building up your enterprise. This makes it crucial that your time, hard work, and capital don’t go to waste — so, how can you preserve as much of your wealth as possible for future generations?  One significant challenge in this endeavour is Inheritance…

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Protecting Digital Assets After Death [A Guide]

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As the internet has become evermore prevalent in our daily lives and routines, digital assets now form a significant portion of many people’s estates. Despite this, there remains considerable confusion when it comes to managing such assets during probate and estate administration. To assist you in navigating this complex legal terrain, we’ve crafted an in-depth…

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Cross Option Agreements & Shareholder Protection Explained

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Building up a successful business requires a huge amount of hard work and dedication. As a result, you’ll undoubtedly want to ensure the fruits of your labour can be enjoyed by future generations and that your company will be protected should something ever happen to you. Shareholder protection and cross option agreements are two incredibly…

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Covenants and Easements Explained for Developers

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Covenants and easements can cause significant problems for developers if not properly understood and dealt with. Not only could they frustrate the designing of building schemes, but they may also cause significant delays, or even kibosh the development completely. It’s quite common for developers to be caught off guard by easements and covenants, only finding…

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8 Important Benefits of Shared Ownership

Shared ownership represents an intriguing and much-needed alternative to the traditional method of buying and selling a home. It is a government-backed scheme that is designed to help more people take their first steps onto the property ladder.  With the scheme increasingly gaining in popularity, we’ve put together a list of the most important benefits…

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Protection & Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses

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Family businesses form the backbone and the heart of UK industry, covering all sectors from boots-on-the-ground farming to head-in-the-cloud technology. Their success is the result of extreme hard work and dedication, so it’s no surprise that company owners will want to ensure their firm will be kept safe for future generations, and any wealth they…

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How to Make Employees Redundant

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Redundancies can unfortunately be an inevitable part of running a business. If they do become a necessity, it’s essential to follow correct procedures at every stage in the process. Failure to do so could see you embroiled in costly employment tribunal cases, which can have a detrimental effect on your business. This is why understanding…

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8 Key Components of a Legal Pack for Auction

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Auctions are becoming an increasingly popular method of buying and selling residential property. Whether it is a traditional style auction or a modern style auction, the unique nature of the process means that specialist legal guidance is strongly recommended to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. The content in this article is designed for a…

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Why Would an Employer Offer a Settlement Agreement?

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Designed to promote an amicable resolution to company disputes, settlement agreements were introduced in July 2013. Their aim is to encourage both parties to sort out their differences within the organisation itself, without resorting to employment tribunals.  The existence of settlement agreements will typically slip under the radar of employees, at least until they are…

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What Happens Following the Death of a Shareholder?

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The death of a shareholder can not only be a difficult time for the family, but also for the business itself — especially if the individual is also a director of the company. Building an enterprise and making it a success takes a great deal of effort, often meaning estate planning is pushed down the…

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