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Second Filings at Companies House

A common misconception is that filings at Companies House are always up to date and accurate and can be relied upon. However, Companies House can only be as accurate as the information provided to it. Under the Companies Act 2006 (the “Act”), it is an offence for a company deliberately to file false or misleading […]

Court of Protection application for former Russian spy

The attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on 4 March has been widely publicised. Mr and Miss Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a chemical weapon reported to be a military-grade Novichok nerve agent. It was reported that Mr and Miss Skripal were unconscious in hospital for quite […]

President of the Family Division rues inaction on family law reforms

In a speech delivered at the Law School, University of Edinburgh last month, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has criticised the failure to progress reform in very specific areas of family law. He highlighted cohabitants’ rights, no-fault divorce, financial relief after divorce, access to and reporting of family cases and the […]

Residential buy to let properties

As of 1 April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards have changed in relation to rental properties. If you own a buy to let residential property, the energy efficiency rating for that property must now be above a figure of 39 (band E). This applies to new buy to let properties and new tenants, as […]

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