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Talking Works Newsletter - December 2016

Issue 3

Welcome

to our December edition of the Talking Works newsletter.

As you are aware, we are circulating this newsletter to ensure that you are kept up to date with developments.  In this issue we look at:

We hope that you enjoy this newsletter and please feel free to contact me with any feedback or in relation to Talking Works generally.

Georgie Hall

Contents

Common Misconceptions...

about co-habiting relationships MYTH #1: If we are cohabiting, we must be common-law husband and wife or partners. There is no concept in English law of being a common-law husband and wife or partner.  Individuals are legally classed as either single (whether by the ending of ... Read more

Should you invest in residential property?

Comment from a contact Gavin Wood FPFS, Beckett Financial Services   The issue of whether or not one should invest in residential property (other than the main residence) has been a topic which has divided opinion for many years. There are those who repeat the mantra ... Read more

Tax and the Matrimonial Home - A Case Study

Comment from a contact Paul Short, Lambert Chapman LLP   Background Janet and John, both highly paid professionals from wealthy backgrounds, marry in November 2008. They purchase a property worth £500,000 to be their matrimonial home, which was a bargain as it would have been £600,000 the year ... Read more

Potential VAT issues arising on divorce or separation

Comment from a contact Helen Carey, Constable VAT Consultancy LLP   VAT is only likely to become an issue where the parties separating own or run a business together. If this is the case it is important to consider the following practical points as well as ... Read more

Georgie Hall

Partner - Head of Family Law

e ghall@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298233

Georgina Rayment

Senior Associate and Mediator

e grayment@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298344

Victoria Mayhew

Associate and Mediator

e vmayhew@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298350

 

 

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