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Success for Druces at Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021

We are celebrating two awards for Druces at Citywealth’s Magic Circle Awards 2021. Druces picks up award in Law Firm of the Year – London category At yesterday’s event hosted by Karen Jones (CEO of Citywealth), there was success for Druces in the “Law Firm of the Year – London” category, where we were delighted […]

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Druces acts for widow in Eade v Hogg case

Eade v Hogg [2021] Helen Freely and Paul Levy acted for the widow (the 6th Defendant) in the case of Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 (Ch). She supported the Claimant’s case and judgment was handed down on Friday in favour of the Claimant. The case turned on the construction and rectification of Clause 2 […]

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France: Wealth Tax Filing Deadline

When is the French real estate wealth tax filing deadline? The deadline to file a real estate wealth tax return is 20 May 2021 for non-French tax residents and 26 May 2021 for those with French taxable income, filing online. What is the IFI tax? By way of reminder, the French real estate wealth tax, known […]

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Court of Appeal upholds decision in religious discrimination case

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision to dismiss a religious discrimination claim in Page v Lord Chancellor. Background Richard Page was a Lay Magistrate in Kent. In July 2014, he declined to sign an order approving the adoption of a child by a same sex couple based on his beliefs as a Christian. He […]

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Druces’ Nicholas Brent named in Spear’s Best Property Lawyers list

Druces’ Head of Real Estate, Nicholas Brent has been featured in Spear’s list of ‘The best property lawyers’ in the prime property market. Noted for his work in the commercial property sector, Nicholas is featured in Spear’s list as a ‘Top Recommended’ lawyer. Reacting to the news, Nicholas commented: “It is good to be recognised […]

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FCA announces dates for the end of LIBOR

On Friday 5th March, the FCA announced the dates that panel bank submissions for all LIBOR settings will cease, after which representative LIBOR rates will no longer be available. In a statement, which can be accessed here, the FCA announced that the following 26 LIBOR settings will permanently cease as follows: Immediately after 31 December […]

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