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 [...]
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 [...]
Following the landmark decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor  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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Michelle Goodrum recently attended a residential conveyancing roundtable at the Law Society to discuss issues such as market conditions, different models of conveyancing, the role of technology in conveyancing and institutions shaping the conveyancing process. The roundtable is featured in the Law Society Gazette:- Click Here for the article.
In the 2015 Autumn Statement the government announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates on second homes and buy-to-let properties. From 1 April 2016 when purchasing an additional home, an additional 3% SDLT surcharge is payable, resulting in the following rates: How is the standard rate of SDLT payable: Since 2014, a tiered [...]
Thom Wilkinson We are pleased to announce that from 1st April 2016 Thom Wilkinson has joined MW&W as head of our Property Law department. Click here for more. Ali Granville We are also very happy to also welcome a new Trainee Solicitor to the firm, Ali Granville. Click here for more.