November 2018

October 2018

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By |2018-10-31T15:59:50+00:00October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ministers are to bring forward a consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements (‘NDAs’) in employment matters following another high-profile figure facing accusations of using the agreements to pay off former employees following accusations of sexual harassment and racial abuse. Theresa May has confirmed that the Government will bring forward its consultation “to seek to [...]

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Who Keeps The Engagement Ring?

By |2018-10-25T11:56:14+00:00October 25th, 2018|Family, News/Blog|

On the sad occasion that a couple decides to end their engagement prior to the marriage, a question that is often asked is who gets to keep the ring? Often, engagement rings are expensive items that can hold important familial or emotive ties. The usual rule is the person who receives the ring may [...]

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CHRISTMAS PARTY WARNING FOR EMPLOYERS

By |2018-10-15T12:20:07+00:00October 15th, 2018|Employment, Latest, News/Blog, Uncategorized|

On 11th October 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgement that a company should be held vicariously liable for the actions of its Managing Director following an assault during post-Christmas party drinks held at a hotel in 2011. Mr Bellman was an employee of the Defendant and his attacker, Mr John Major, [...]

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ENFORCING AN ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY

By |2018-10-12T15:04:34+00:00October 12th, 2018|Dispute Resolution, Latest, News/Blog|

The obtaining of a money judgment from the Courts against a debtor can often be a long and drawn out process. However, once a judgment debt has been obtained against a debtor, this does not guarantee that the debtor will settle the debt ordered by the Court. Thankfully there are various methods available to a [...]

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CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

By |2018-10-15T12:21:08+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|

Theresa May announced this week that heterosexual couples will soon be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling on 27th of June this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law. [...]

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LENDER’S LIABILITY FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN A HOME BUYER’S REPORT

By |2018-10-01T17:32:40+00:00October 1st, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|

In Moore v National Westminster Bank [2018] the bank was liable for breach of contract for failing to provide a Home Buyer’s Report to the borrowers and the borrowers were awarded damages based on the costs of the required repairs to the property. In the above case, the borrowers requested a Home Buyers Report in [...]

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September 2018

NEW PARTNER AT MWW

By |2018-10-25T11:57:32+00:00September 28th, 2018|Family, Firm news, Latest, News/Blog|

Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP are delighted to announce that Catherine Longshaw (Head of Family) will become a Partner of the firm on 1st October 2018. Many congratulations Catherine from all of us at MWW LLP.

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EXECUTORS’ HIDDEN TAX LIABILITY

By |2018-09-28T10:19:46+00:00September 28th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Private Client|

Executors of Estates could find themselves subject to a hidden tax liability resulting from income generated by the deceased’s investments. Whilst Inheritance Tax is calculated with reference to the value of assets held at date of death, income received during the administration of an Estate remains taxable where the investments continue to produce a [...]

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MULTIPLE DWELLINGS RELIEF – TO CLAIM OR NOT TO CLAIM

By |2018-09-28T09:47:40+00:00September 28th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|

An increasing number of buyers who have recently purchased residential properties are being contacted by firms claiming that SDLT can be reclaimed. This is often supposedly on the basis that the properties that the buyers have purchased qualify for Multiple Dwellings Relief (“MDR”). While claiming MDR will be suitable for some purchases, there are other [...]

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