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Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50th Anniversary Party

November 08, 2016 | The Arts

HMG LAW LLP, longstanding sponsors of MAO, were represented at its 50th Anniversary Party by partners, Roland Fuggle and Christopher Parker.  Guests were greeted in the yard by a performance: Feeding the Fish - Pixel-Poi .  Once inside the lower bar, there was no shortage of champagne and canapés as guests mingled and chatted.  Invited(Read more)

Taxation of Non-Doms

November 03, 2016 | Private Client

HM Treasury have published a further consultation document on a proposal by the Government to extend the scope of inheritance tax to cover UK residential property held indirectly (enveloped) by non-domiciled individuals and trusts with settlors or beneficiaries who were non-domiciled.  This would be achieved by excluding certain types of assets from the definition of(Read more)

Landlords Need to Plan to Upgrade Their Properties Now

November 01, 2016 | Residential Property

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has now published regulations which will have a significant impact upon the ability of Landlords to grant new Leases of either Residential or Commercial Property from 1st April 2018. At present, it is an offence to market, sell or let a Property without first obtaining an Energy(Read more)

Warranties and Representations in the Context of Purchasing a Business

October 28, 2016 | Dispute Resolution

When acting for either a seller or buyer of a business under a share purchase agreement it is imperative for the lawyer acting to be aware of the distinction between a warranty and a misrepresentation. A warranty is a term of the contract that a state of affairs exists which if then breached by the(Read more)

Donors Able to Appoint Joint Attorneys with Survivorship: Miles & Anor v The Public Guardian [2015] EWHC 2960 (Ch)

October 27, 2016 | Private Client

Justice Nugee of the High Court has found that a donor of a lasting power of attorney can appoint two attorneys to act jointly with the proviso that if one of them were unable or unwilling to act then the survivor should continue to act alone. This finding reverses an earlier decision of Senior Judge(Read more)

Bicester – The Future of Garden Cities?

October 26, 2016 | Residential Property

Historian Dan Cruickshank discusses the history and future of garden cities, including Bicester, in this recent Radio 4 documentary. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z4155 HMG LAW LLP, Property and Conveyancing Solicitors in Bicester and Oxford(Read more)

Transposition of 4 MLD

October 24, 2016 | Private Client

HM Treasury have published a consultation paper on the transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.  Subject to negotiations on Brexit, it is proposed that new legislative provisions will come into force by 26 June 2017 to implement Article 30 of the directive requiring Member States to use a central register to hold information on(Read more)

Sand in the Sandwiches

October 19, 2016 | The Arts

For many years HMG LAW has sponsored the Oxford Playhouse which includes allowing them use of our building behind the offices for rehearsals. This week, the actor Edward Fox has been here rehearsing for next week’s world premiere of “Sand in the Sandwiches”, a play about the life of the poet John Betjeman. It runs(Read more)

It’s Me to the World – New Exhibition at Modern Art Oxford

October 14, 2016 | The Arts

It’s Me to the World – New Exhibition at Modern Art Oxford   Modern Art Oxford’s kaleidoscope celebrating 50 inspirational years continues with a stunning new exhibition, It’s Me to the World. Family and divorce solicitor in our Bicester and Oxford offices, Christina Cree, has visited the new exhibition and thoroughly recommends a visit of(Read more)

Landlords: Increased Reporting Requirements

October 12, 2016 | Residential Property

HM Revenue and Customs has published six consultation documents on “Making Tax Digital”.  The proposals include quarterly filing requirements for all businesses and landlords with a turnover of over £10,000. The rules for landlords are being changed and it is proposed to introduce a cash basis for landlords without an upper limit on the gross(Read more)