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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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Divorce Case Law Update

January 7th, 2019

VW v BH (contested divorce proceedings)(2018) EWFC B68. Divorce is a difficult and stressful process.  Divorce trials are thankfully rare; there are only about twenty divorce trials a year from an average 101,669 divorces (2017 figures).  The trial Judge said this case, VW v BH, was extraordinary and she was right. It was a long […]

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Wigmore Homes (UK) Limited v Sembley Works Residents Association Limited [2018] UKUT 252 (LC)

January 7th, 2019

The Appellant is the owner of multiple flats in a converted office and factory. The building, which now comprises of 33 residential flats has a history of disrepair and service charge arrears. The Respondent, which is owned and managed by some of the tenants of the block, took over the management in 2012. In 2015, […]

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