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Make a will at home today

March 27th, 2020

A Will is a legal document that allows you to state what should happen to your assets (your money, property, investments and possessions) as well as your young children after you have passed away. Making a Will is important to ensure that after you die, your assets go to the people and organisations that you […]

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Coronavirus Notice

March 18th, 2020

Mills Chody is continuously reviewing the Government’s advice on the COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of our staff and our clients remains our utmost concern. In the meantime, Mills Chody remains open for business and we will continue to provide our usual service to our clients insofar as it is possible to do so. […]

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Can an email signature bind you to the sale of property?

January 30th, 2020

Commentary on the decision in Neocleous & another v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Introduction Section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (‘the Act’), provides (amongst other things) that a contract for the sale of land can only be made in writing, containing all of the agreed terms in a single […]

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Valuing private companies on divorce

January 30th, 2020

In this case the Court of Appeal considered how to treat business assets on divorce. The sharing principle was applied which is, in essence, the equal division of matrimonial assets. The case was reported in the tabloids partly because of the sums involved and with the wife depicted as an “ex-factory girl” who had managed […]

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Application for permission to appeal out of time in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)

June 7th, 2019

The decision in Angel Beauty Parlour Limited v HMRC [2019] TC/2018/00973, gives useful guidance on how the Tribunal approaches applications for permission to appeal out of time. The Appellant, Angel Beauty Parlour Limited (‘the Company’) operates beauty salons and kiosks in shopping centres around the country. HMRC opened up an investigation into the Company in […]

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How long is too long (part 3)?

April 2nd, 2019

This is the third article on our series on limitation periods. For the first and second parts, please follow the links below: https://www.millschody.com/2018/02/12/how-long-is-too-long-part-1/ https://www.millschody.com/2018/05/06/how-long-is-too-long-part-2/ In circumstances where it is said that reasonable financial provision has not been made, the Inheritance (Provisions for Families and Dependents) Act 1975 (‘the 1975 Act’) gives the court the ability […]

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Obligation to re-tender under the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 (‘the Consultation Requirements’)

January 21st, 2019

The Consultation Requirements, which were enacted pursuant to section 20ZA(4) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (‘the Act’), require a landlord to consult with leaseholders in respect of qualifying works and qualifying long-term agreements. If a landlord fails to comply with the Consultation Requirements, he is only able to recover £250.00 from leaseholders for […]

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