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Briefing Notes

An overview of the Building Safety Bill

The new Building Safety Bill contains some ground-breaking reforms designed to give residents and homeowners more protection by ensuring that residential buildings are both constructed safely and then kept safe thereafter. The Government says that the Bill will “deliver the biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. It has been introduced following the […]

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Probate and Privacy

For many clients, a Will is the most personal and confidential document that they will ever contemplate. Wills often deal with delicate financial and non-financial issues, some of which may touch upon closely guarded family secrets or sensitive issues which will only be addressed in a well-drafted Will after the client has died. However, although […]

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Tax Compliance: France

Druces’ team includes French law specialists with extensive knowledge of France’s tax and legal systems; we are able to provide a joined-up tax compliance and planning service. Our French compliance offering includes: Filing wealth tax, gift and succession tax returns with the French tax authorities; Trust reporting; Double tax treaty relief claims for French withholding […]

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The Law Society is set to improve the homebuying procedure

Following the government’s calls for an improvement to the homebuying experience, there have been several proposals and projects launched attempting to do so. The Law Society, working with the Home Buying and Selling Group is aiming to revolutionise the way property information is provided by using technology to modify data collection and use for property […]

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The problem of predatory marriages

An issue that is causing increasing concern among those seeking to protect the vulnerable is that of ‘predatory’ marriages or romantic relationships. An individual lacking mental capacity, such as an elderly person suffering from dementia, may be at risk of exploitation by a potential partner whose intention is to obtain control of that individual’s assets […]

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National Security and the Electronic Communications Code

EE Ltd and another v London Underground Ltd [2021] – summary In May, the Upper Tribunal, handed down another decision in favour of telecoms operators; this time, EE and Hutchison 3G Limited (“the Operators”). It granted the Operators interim rights of access, under paragraph 26 of the Electronic Communications Code, to enter into one of […]

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Fiscalité française: le régime fiscal des impatriés

La France dispose d’un régime fiscal spécifique à destination des impatriés, conçu pour attirer les dirigeants et les salariés, en prévoyant une exonération partielle de l’impôt sur le revenu, sous réserve de certaines conditions et pour une période susceptible de s’étendre jusqu’à 8 ans. Ce régime fiscal s’applique aux personnes qui, aux fins d’imposition, n’étaient […]

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French Constitutional Council to rule on controversial inheritance law

On 13 August 2021, the French Constitutional Council will give its opinion regarding the “Law to strengthen republican principles” which was adopted on 23 July 2021. This ruling may have far reaching consequences. Whilst the main purpose of the law was to address the possible application of Sharia’a law within France, article 13 will affect […]

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