October 2018

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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IS AN END TO THE BLAME GAME IN SIGHT?

By |2018-09-25T17:12:02+00:00September 25th, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|

In a move welcomed by the majority of family lawyers, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced plans to introduce no fault divorce and launched a consultation on reforming the divorce laws that are almost fifty years old. The consultation follows a successful campaign led by Resolution, whose members are family lawyers and other professionals committed [...]

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June 2018

Break Clauses: A Tenant’s Guide

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00June 14th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|

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 [...]

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Uninsured Risks: A Tenant’s Guide

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00June 7th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|

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 [...]

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May 2018

Restrictive Covenants on Termination of Employment

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00May 30th, 2018|Employment, News/Blog|

Post termination restrictive covenants are often imposed on employees once their employment has come to an end with their employer. This is to protect the employer’s business from any potential harm caused by the employee exploiting any knowledge gained to their advantage in any future employment. There are four main types of restrictive covenants: Non-solicitation [...]

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MWW’s Catherine Longshaw attends Resolution’s NO FAULT DIVORCE campaign outside Parliament

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00May 17th, 2018|Family, Firm news|

England, UK . 17.5.2018. London . Parliament. Senior family lawyers call on the Government to reform outdated divorce laws and end the blame game as landmark Owens v Owens divorce case heads to the Supreme Court.Licensed for editorial and PR use free of charge in connection with this event, all other rights reserved.Copyright [...]

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A Day in the Life of a Trainee Solicitor

By |2018-08-24T14:37:12+00:00May 16th, 2018|Firm news|

Sam Alder describes a typical day in the life of a Trainee Solicitor at Monro Wright & Wasbrough. Sam is currently in his first seat in the Private Client department. 9:00am – 9:30am After what is always a crammed journey into work, I start off by making a strong cup of coffee. I then [...]

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