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Category Archives:Legal

Government Gateway to be replaced with single login system

In a bid to simplify the way in which taxpayers and agents use online services, the Government is rolling out plans to replace Government Gateway accounts with a new system.

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My business prioritises sustainability – Can I claim tax reliefs?

Investing in Environmental, Social and Governance objectives (ESG) and sustainability is becoming more popular for business owners at every level.

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Succession planning for law firms

Succession planning is vital to maintain the stability and success of your legal firm – ensuring that your clients and the wider firm are taken care of should you decide to retire or if you are suddenly incapable of running the practice. Read More

Over 400 freelance solicitors now regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority following introduction of new rules and standards

More than 400 freelance solicitors are now regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) following the introduction of new rules in 2019.

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Law firms fined after failing to comply with anti-money laundering obligations, SRA reveals

Three law firms have been fined after failing to comply with new anti-money laundering obligations, it has been revealed. Read More

Conveyancers brace for busy festive period as homebuyers push for move before Stamp Duty holiday deadline

Moving to a new house before the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday ends is now unlikely, the Law Society has warned conveyancers. Read More

Solicitors and investors losing “unbelievable” sums of money through dubious investment schemes, SRA warns

Dubious investment schemes are resulting in a “huge number of claims” to the Solicitors Compensation Fund, it has been warned. Read More

Solicitors warned of “likelihood” of negative interest rates

Solicitors have been advised to inform clients about the “likelihood” of negative interest rates and the implications to money held in client accounts. Read More

Law firms to benefit from cash flow boost after coronavirus loan scheme changes

Law firms who have used the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) or Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) could extend the terms of their loan to ease cash flow worries, the Law Society for England and Wales has suggested. Read More

Conveyancing activity bounces back as homebuyers take advantage of Stamp Duty holiday

Residential conveyancing activity has bounced back following the introduction of the Stamp Duty holiday, new figures have shown. Read More

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