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After a long hearing in front of Lambeth’s licensing subcommittee which ended at 11.15pm, Gareth Hughes finally secured another premises licence for Lock and Load Events Ltd in respect of their annual dance event on Clapham Common. The event is one of the dance event highlights in the UK and is known all over the world, featuring many of the world’s premier DJ’s.

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The government’s reforms to the inheritance tax (IHT) regime announced earlier this year, with the introduction of a new main residence nil-rate band, have once again put IHT under the spotlight. At the same time, recent figures show revenue derived from IHT to be at a five-year high.



On 28 December 2015 HMRC issued a consultation document concerning the 3% extra stamp duty payable on “additional residential properties”, announced in the Autumn Statement and Spending Review, which has provided some guidance as to how the new rules may operate.

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We have recently completed a transaction advising on the purchase of a portfolio of 14 convenience stores and petrol filling stations for just under £31m.



The landlord is maintained in idleness and luxury by the labour of his tenants” – Adam Smith

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The Insurance Act 2015 revamps outdated and unsatisfactory legislation.

tony coles


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Huw Witty as partner and head of tax.

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The case of Welch v Welch has been a long and complicated piece of litigation in which Emma Morris, Senior Associate with our Family team, has fought long and hard on behalf of our client, Denis Welch.

in the press


Recent tax legislation affecting trusts combines a political view in some quarters that inheritance is anti-social, and trusts exist only as tax avoidance devices.   Although this has created a relentless drive to impose tax and reporting obligations on trust structures, and inevitably an impression that they have become mostly unattractive, there are good arguments to support the conclusion that trusts are still worthwhile in the context of sustaining and managing family wealth, and dealing with succession issues.

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