October 26, 2018

BREXIT – WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO EXTRADITION ?

A no-deal Brexit could leave Britain unable to extradite criminals back to EU states, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today. Currently – under the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) – criminals can easily be repatriated to their home state, but if the UK exits without a deal, it […]
September 24, 2018

Don’t get taken in by Ireland’s insurance industry latest propaganda on reducing injury awards

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed the Personal Injuries Commission’s report published on Tuesday 18 September 2018, including the recommendation for new judge-made guidelines for personal injuries damages. The Law Society says that it welcomes any measures, which improve consistency in personal injury awards but stresses the need to […]
September 11, 2018

English solicitors fear for a hard Brexit

Almost £3bn could be stripped from legal sector turnover by 2025 if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal according to new economic forecasts released by the Law Society of England and Wales using alternative Brexit scenarios developed in collaboration with Thomson Reuters. Law Society president Christina […]
August 22, 2018

Get money back from the tax-man : refunds of stamp duty for one-off houses

You can get a refund of stamp duty where you acquire a site and then build a home on it ! A 1-2% stamp duty tax applies to the purchase of residential property. A 2% used to be the rate for non-residential property (e.g. land). Now, a 6% rate of stamp […]