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Protecting buyers’ value in M&A: Part 3 – Tax covenant claims

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Mergers and acquisitions

In the third article in a series on protecting buyers’ value in M&A deals, partner James Worrall in our Corporate team discusses tax covenants – how they differ from warranties and indemnities, when they are used and what function they have in a share purchase agreement.

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What happens to the matrimonial home when a couple gets divorced?

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In divorce proceedings where spouses are unable to agree terms, the family court has the power to decide upon an appropriate financial settlement which meets the parties’ needs. For many separating couples a significant part of their financial settlement will be concerned with the matrimonial home.

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Landlords: more new changes to affect your possession claims

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Buy-to-let property

Jacqui Walton offers a further update on the latest Practice Direction for landlords, coming into effect later this month.

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Treating chronic pain is difficult – NICE’s guidance on pain medication assumes it’s simple

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NICE has recently issued guidance for health professionals to stop prescribing pain medication for people suffering with chronic pain, due to the potential problems common drugs may cause. Unfortunately, according to Louise Hart, they’re suggesting a blanket change for a complex issue.

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Implementing more permanent flexible working after Covid-19

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Homeworking, flexible working

Matt Hancock has said he would consider making it a legal requirement for all staff to be able to work from home. This is unlikely to happen as it would be too restrictive for the economy. Yet as workplaces are starting to open up again, employers report staff wanting to retain some flexibility they had in lockdown.

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Motivation, teamwork and leadership -with Stuart Hooper, Director of Rugby, Bath

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As the Club prepares to resume the season, Stuart spoke to us about how he has been re-engaging with players after the enforced layoff.

Here he shares his thoughts on motivation, teamwork and leadership.

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Statutory redundancy pay and notice pay increased for employees on furlough

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James Medhurst explains what you need to know about today’s (31 July) change to statutory redundancy and notice pay.

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An online sales tax: good for the high street, but bad for consumers?

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Amie Dee, from our Retail & Leisure sector team, reacts to the news that an online sales tax could be introduced by the Government.

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The Government’s “Better Health Strategy” is a good start, but mustn’t forget about those affected most severely by obesity

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Richard Coleman, head of our specialist bariatric surgery claims team, writes on the latest obesity-tackling plans from the Government.

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Brain injury training for prison staff is vital, and studies support it

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Following Headway’s appointment as the organisation responsible for training prison staff about brain injury, Beth Evans looks at the background studies showing why this programme is so important.

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Tax and Trust changes afoot

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Partner and head of our Private Client team James McNeile examines two important notices issued this month: the first one signalling potential changes to taxation of chargeable gains, and the second concerning the final regulations regarding the UK Trust Register.

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Capital Gains Tax changes April 2020

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Calculating tax

New rules in respect of capital gains tax (CGT) will come into force, for UK residents, affecting all disposals of property from 6 April 2020.

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