Break Clauses: A Tenant’s Guide

A break clause or break option serves the function of allowing one or both of the parties to bring the term of a lease to an end prematurely. Whilst not all landlords will be willing to give a tenant the option of terminating the lease early, a break clause is seen as beneficial by many [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:48:32+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|0 Comments

Uninsured Risks: A Tenant’s Guide

Jeremy Pow Most leases of commercial premises oblige the landlord to insure the building against a specified list of insurable risks, usually including fire, explosion, storm and so forth, subject to cover for such risks being available upon reasonable terms in the insurance market. The examples of such risks which can be subject to [...]

By | 2018-06-07T15:38:19+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|0 Comments

MWW Garden

Associate Solicitor Mike Acton and Residential Property Specialist Mari Thomas spend their lunch break doing some DIY in the MWW LLP garden. With summer on its way, Mari and Mike decided that the garden could do with a bit of love and attention to allow staff members to make better use of it. We'll [...]

By | 2018-05-16T14:09:09+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Firm news, Latest|0 Comments

The Residence Nil Rate Band – A further IHT planning opportunity?

Background This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the new Residence Nil Rate Band introduced in the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 and the supplementary Downsizing Provisions included in the Finance Act 2016. Both measures represent the government’s implementation of its May 2015 manifesto pledge to increase the Nil Rate Band [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:52:45+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Latest, News/Blog, Private Client|0 Comments

What are Tenancy Deposit Schemes?

If you are a professional landlord, own a buy to let property or are looking to rent out your home for a period of time you must be aware of Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDSs) and have your arrangements in place before the assured shorthold tenancy (AST) commences and you accept a deposit. What is a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T18:48:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Latest, News/Blog, Property|0 Comments

Employment Tribunal Refund Scheme Update

Following the landmark decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51, in which the Supreme Court declared that employment tribunal fees were unlawful, the government has rolled out a refund scheme. Eligible parties can apply online or by post. The correct forms for those applying by post is Form 1-C [...]

By | 2017-11-21T11:48:50+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Employment, Latest, News/Blog|0 Comments

New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims produced by the Right Honourable Sir Terence Etherton Master of the Rolls as Head of Civil Justice, came into force on 1 October 2017. The protocol aims to “encourage early engagement and communication” between the creditor and the debtor. Its implementation is intended to enable parties to resolve their [...]

By | 2017-11-10T11:28:36+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Latest, News/Blog|0 Comments

Private Client Team present at Wills & Inheritance Tax Planning Conference

On 15th November, four Solicitors from our Private Client Team will be presenting at the Wills & Inheritance Tax Planning Conference at the ICAEW Chartered Accountants’ Hall. Our firm has teamed up with Mazars LLP (Financial Planners) to cover a full range of useful topics including: Writing your Will Inheritance Tax: The Basics Trusts [...]

By | 2017-11-10T11:31:35+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Firm news, Latest, News/Blog, Private Client|0 Comments

NEW FACES AT MWW LLP

Andrew Overend We are pleased to announce that Andrew Overend has joined MWW as head of our Corporate and Commercial Law department. Click here for more. Sam Alder We are also very happy to also welcome a new Trainee Solicitor to the firm, Sam Alder. Click here for more.

By | 2017-11-10T11:34:35+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Firm news, Latest, News/Blog|0 Comments

BREATHING ROOM

Our Head of Property, Thom Wilkinson, is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, and his article, ‘Breathing Room’, which deals with the extended opening hours of the CHAPS payment system, was included in the June edition of Property in Practice magazine.  The magazine is only available to members of the [...]

By | 2018-01-04T14:03:05+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Latest, Property|0 Comments