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The 2023 Spring Budget: Key takeaways for private clients

March 17, 2023

The 2023 Spring Budget was delivered on Wednesday 15 March by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt. While some announcements were anticipated, there were also a few surprises. Krupa Thakker, an Associate in...

Closure of Fletcher Day

February 24, 2023

If you were a client of the law firm, Fletcher Day, you may be aware that that firm was shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority on 22nd February 2023. This enforced closure took place...

Lifetime gifts and the “normal expenditure” exemption

February 16, 2023

When it comes to paying inheritance tax on an individual’s estate, working out what makes up that ‘estate’ is crucial for determining whether it falls within the ‘nil rate band’ of £325,000, and, if so,...

Druces’ Construction Seminar

February 8, 2023

  Our next construction seminar will take place in March when Senior Associate Laughlan Steer will lead an Adjudication Masterclass.   Laughlan will guide us through his strategies for successfully bringing and defending adjudications, including...

UK Company Insolvencies are set to increase in 2023

February 7, 2023

Many businesses are struggling with post-Covid debts amid the spike in interest rates and diminishing demand. The UK’s Insolvency Service reported that there were 2,029 registered company insolvencies in November 2022, 21% higher than in...

MEES Regulation Changes & Commercial Leases

February 1, 2023

From 1 April 2023, the MEES Regulations will make it unlawful for landlords to continue to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G without a valid exemption.   Action to take...

Druces promotes Jack Dervyn to Partnership

December 21, 2022

Druces has promoted Jack Dervyn to partner in its Corporate team. Jack joined Druces in 2019 and rapidly established himself as a rising star within the Capital Markets arena, frequently acting as lead adviser to...