Monthly Archives: May 2016

Preparation steps up a gear for the much awaited AWB Charlesworth and Pearson and Associates 3rd annual Charity Golf Day in aid of Martin House Hospice.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Following the success of their second Charity golf day held last summer, which helped to raise over £2,800 for Martin House, AWB Charlesworth and Pearson and Associates have set their sights high on smashing this amount for their event taking place on 24th June this year. Last year the hosts were joined by 13 other... Read More


Inherited assets on Divorce- can they be Ring-fenced?

Thursday, 19 May 2016

This question is one which Skipton Solicitor Liz Hebden finds regularly crops up in cases where family wealth within a marriage has been increased by monies received from an inheritance. In determining how assets should be divided on divorce, the Court has a wide discretion.  Whilst this flexibility enables each case to be looked at... Read More


Adverse Possession

Monday, 16 May 2016

Adverse possession occurs when a person has occupied another’s land in excess of 10 years if the land is registered, or 12 years if the land is unregistered. If a person can show that their possession of the land meets the formalities required for adverse possession, then they can make an application to the Land... Read More


Is your land ownership/ boundaries protected by electronic registration?

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Most residential property is now automatically registered on an electronic register at the Land Registry following a sale or transfer- this is not necessarily the case with agricultural land. This land may be the subject of a trust or it has been owned through generations of a family for a considerable period of time. This... Read More


Is your business compliant with the PSC Register regulations?

Monday, 9 May 2016

The new PSC register directly affects companies, shareholders and beneficial owners as their information has to be included in the new ‘Person of Significant Control (PSC) Register’ in an effort to increase transparency.    As of 1st January 2016 all UK companies (other than those subject to separate disclosure requirements) are now required to maintain... Read More


Farmland Inheritance Tax relief or ARP (Agricultural Property Relief)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

There is a long-established inheritance tax (“IHT”) relief in relation to certain farmland and buildings. This IHT relief is called Agricultural Property Relief (“APR”) and can be available at a rate of either 50% or 100% depending upon how the farming business is structured.   Farmers need to be aware that APR is not automatically... Read More


What are an employees right to legal representation in disciplinary hearings?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

When an employee has a formal disciplinary hearing there is no actual statutory right for them to have legal representation.   However, it has been argued that an employee’s legal right should extend to legal representation.   Currently workers have a legal right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union official of... Read More