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Employment Tribunal Fee Update

Employment Tribunal Fee Update

Unfortunately, we are no closer to finding out how a Claimant is able to be refunded their Tribunal fees. I understand that some legal teams have tried to contact the Ministry of Justice to find out what the process will be for repayment. There are all sorts of things to consider, will ... read more

Comment on Equality

Comment on Equality

What does equality mean to you? The fallout from the BBC publishing the salaries of their earners continues. There is anger, surprise, shock and dismay. It is 2017, men and women should receive equal pay for equal work so why is the reality so different in 2017 and why is there still ... read more

What happens if an individual loses mental capacity and does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place?

What happens if an individual loses mental capacity and does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place?

If someone loses mental capacity and does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney, an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection to assign a deputy for the said person.  A deputy will be appointed to make decisions on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity. A deputy ... read more

Leasehold Reform – Update

Leasehold Reform – Update

Following on from my last blog on potential leasehold reform, the Government is moving faster than anticipated to reform the system. Recent examples of onerous leases have included a case ... read more

Are you looking for a training contract? We are recruiting!

Are you looking for a training contract? We are recruiting!

Colman Coyle is an established and highly regarded solicitors practice based close to the City of London in a thriving and cosmopolitan area of Upper Street, Islington. The firm provides a wide range of legal advice and assistance primarily to commercial and high net worth national and ... read more

Breaking News – Employment Fees Unlawful

Breaking News – Employment Fees Unlawful

So Unison have finally been successful in the Supreme Court, Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. The Court stated that the government acted unconstitutionally as well. It has been reported that Claimants will be reimbursed their fees. What a logistical nightmare!  The Tribunal ... read more

Pitfalls in Cross-Border Commercial Agreements – Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution

Pitfalls in Cross-Border Commercial Agreements – Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution

When entering into a commercial contract which involves a party in another country, it is easy to overlook the importance of the governing law, jurisdiction and dispute resolution provisions within the contract. Put simply, the governing law of a contract dictates which country’s law ... read more

21st Century Leasehold Process – Any Reform Likely?

21st Century Leasehold Process – Any Reform Likely?

A group of conveyancing bodies has submitted a list of initiatives to the Housing Minister for what they describe as a “21st century leasehold process”. The group has produced an eight point plan designed to reduce unreasonable costs, increase consumer certainty and reduce the potential read more

Ignacio Morillas is re-elected to the Executive Committee

Ignacio Morillas is re-elected to the Executive Committee

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that following the 130th Annual General Meeting and Elections, Ignacio Morillas-Paredes has been re-elected to the Executive Committee for the highly desirable Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain over the next four years. Only 22 ... read more

Colman Coyle Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

Colman Coyle Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

We are delighted to have been awarded the honour of Gold Member status by IR Global. This is a prestigious new honour bestowed by IR Global upon members who they consider have made a substantial contribution to the development of the organisation. Colman Coyle have been members of IR ... read more

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle Predicts Coalition Government

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle Predicts Coalition Government

Following the snap UK general election on 8th June 2017 which has just taken place, Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle Solicitors predicted that against all odds UK voters with undecided views for the future of Britain, and more specifically Brexit will create a hung ... read more

Welcome to our new Turkish Desk!

Welcome to our new Turkish Desk!

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that our International Department is expanding with the launch of our new Turkish Desk! This desk is headed by Dilek Kamalak an English solicitor who is fluent in Turkish and has a ... read more

Successful Company Acquisition through teamwork of IR Global Members

Successful Company Acquisition through teamwork of IR Global Members

Colman Coyle are delighted to have recently completed the acquisition on behalf of a client, of the entire shareholding in a UK based company specialising in analytical services for the Pharmaceutical industry. The purchaser client is a US based company and was introduced to Colman Coyle read more

Is a “Parking Permit Free” Obligation a valid Section 106 Planning Obligation

Is a “Parking Permit Free” Obligation a valid Section 106 Planning Obligation

For people who live in a controlled parking zone, they need a parking permit to be issued to them by the local authority so that they can park within the controlled zone.  The problem is that if a development does not provide additional parking within the development, then the result of ... read more

Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

This was a case decided by Mrs Justice Rose relating to a will trust made by Mr Henry Hand in 1946. Background Henry Hand’s will left the residue of his estate to his three children in equal shares for life with the ... read more

Dilek Kamalak joins our Property Department

Dilek Kamalak joins our Property Department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Dilek Kamalak to our Property Department. Dilek is fluent in Turkish and will be joining Colman Coyle as a Partner. She will also head the Turkish Desk for our growing ... read more

Five keys aspects of Shareholders’ Agreements

Five keys aspects of Shareholders’ Agreements

There are certain considerations all shareholders should think about when entering into Shareholders’ Agreements. Below I set out five key points which, in my experience, clients overlook when approaching me for advice on Shareholders’ Agreements. It may seem obvious determining who read more

Successful trip for Colman Coyle Solicitors in Singapore

Successful trip for Colman Coyle Solicitors in Singapore

I am now back in London from a very interesting and productive trip to Singapore. I am grateful to the British High Commission who invited me to give a presentation to a group of local business people and investors. I also enjoyed meeting Members of the Association of Mergers and ... read more

Do Not Fall Foul of a Disability Discrimination During Recruitment

Do Not Fall Foul of a Disability Discrimination During Recruitment

As an employer, do not forget that the organisation could be subject to a discrimination claim even during the recruitment process. If an employer is made aware that an individual has a medical condition, it needs to understand that medical condition and research whether or not any ... read more

When is notice in an Employment Contract deemed to be given?

When is notice in an Employment Contract deemed to be given?

As an employer do you know if you give notice of termination when is that deemed to have effect? In a recent case namely, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and Haywood the question of when notice of termination takes effect was decided. The facts of the case are this. Ms ... read more

Nationwide Building Society Announces New Ground Rent and Lease Length Policy

Nationwide Building Society Announces New Ground Rent and Lease Length Policy

The Nationwide Building Society has recently announced that from 11th May 2017 it will no longer lend on new build properties being purchased directly from a developer with a lease length of less than 125 years for a flat and 250 years for a house. In addition, it has also announced that it read more

Philip Otvos and Harry Dronfield join Colman Coyle

Philip Otvos and Harry Dronfield join Colman Coyle

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Philip Otvos and Harry Dronfield. Philip Otvos is an experienced Commercial Property lawyer who qualified in 1997 and will join us as a Partner in our Commercial ... read more

Are you liable for incorrect information under a Regulation 11 letter pursuant to TUPE?

Are you liable for incorrect information under a Regulation 11 letter pursuant to TUPE?

If you are a transferor namely a business entity that is selling your business or transferring a contract to another service provider, you will know that under Regulation 11 of TUPE, you are required to provide Employee Liability Information. In the case of Born London Limited (“Born”) v read more

How will Brexit impact our economy? Ignacio Morillas discussing his views on video

How will Brexit impact our economy? Ignacio Morillas discussing his views on video

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Efficiency of Arbitration in Dispute Resolution

Efficiency of Arbitration in Dispute Resolution

Howard Colman our head of Dispute Resolution and the International Desk has recently been invited to participate in a multi-jurisdictional round table working group to discuss international arbitration and explore issues and differences across various jurisdictions. The event was part of read more

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Controversial plans to raise probate fees are to be scrapped ahead of the snap general election announced this week by the Prime Minister Theresa May. The Ministry of Justice have said there is now not enough time for the legislation to go through Parliament. There are also doubts as to ... read more

Property fraud in the news again

Property fraud in the news again

City Firm Mishcon de Reya has been found liable for a breach of trust and has been ordered to pay more than £1,000,000 in compensation. The claim arose because its client bought a property from the tenant posing as the owner of a property. The claim is based on the alleged failure by ... read more

Insolvent Companies – Re-Use of the Company Name

Insolvent Companies – Re-Use of the Company Name

It is an unfortunate fact of life that a large number of companies end up in insolvent liquidation.  Often that is just a circumstance of business life (many of our most successful entrepreneurs have previously been involved in business which have failed).  Sadly, on other occasions it is ... read more

A Practical Guide: An overview of Employment Law in England & Wales

A Practical Guide: An overview of Employment Law in England & Wales

Colman Coyle Solicitors has recently produced a new practical guide to help international clients understand the various aspects of Employment Law in England & Wales. This in-depth 12 page document has been produced by our Company Commercial team and includes the following content ... read more

Compulsory Purchase Orders, EC1

Compulsory Purchase Orders, EC1

Colman Coyle has recently accepted instructions to act for various long leaseholders (both residential and commercial) concerning potential Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO’s) relating to the proposed re-development of the Triangle Estate, Goswell Road, EC1. The proposed redevelopment of ... read more

Colman Coyle to visit Singapore in May 2017

Colman Coyle to visit Singapore in May 2017

Colman Coyle is pleased to be taking part in the 2017 IR Global conference in Singapore, Malaysia from 10th -12th May 2017. Howard Colman has been a long standing practice committee member and has been involved with IR since its inception. This conference is part of the ‘On the Road’ ... read more

Why did Brexit really happen? Ignacio Morillas-Paredes discussing his views on video

Why did Brexit really happen? Ignacio Morillas-Paredes discussing his views on video

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Pre-Action Protocol on Debt Claims

Pre-Action Protocol on Debt Claims

The Ministry of Justice has now released the final version of the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims that will come into force on 1st October 2017.  The Protocol, in its current form, will apply to all debts where a business (which includes sole traders and public bodies) claims ... read more

Department of International Trade Tour 2017 – Oviedo

Department of International Trade Tour 2017 – Oviedo

The British Embassy in Spain through the Department of International Trade did a tour of various cities in the north of Spain from 28th February to 15th March 2017.  Their purpose was to promote Great Britain as a destination for enterprises, education and tourism. Ignacio Morillas was ... read more

Annual Increases

Annual Increases

As of 6th April 2017, we have our usual annual compensation increase. As you are well aware, the current maximum’s week’s pay is capped at £479 but will be increased to £489. In respect of dismissal claims, the maximum compensatory award is currently £78,962 but will be increased to ... read more

Mees Update – Non Domestic Premises

Mees Update – Non Domestic Premises

We summarised the key points of the up and coming Energy Efficiency (Private Rent Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“Mees Regulations”) in an earlier article on the subject Are You MEES ... read more

Aggregation of claims under Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance

Aggregation of claims under Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance

The Supreme Court has today (22nd March 2017) handed down its much awaited Judgment in AIG Europe Limited V Woodman and Others UKSC 18. The issue for the Supreme Court was the interpretation of the Law Society’s ... read more

Oksana Howard joins our Company Commercial department

Oksana Howard joins our Company Commercial department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Oksana Howard to the Company Commercial department and Head of Russia, Ukraine & CIS Desks for the firm. Oksana has significant experience of running transactions from outset to completion, acting for a large pool of English and ... read more

Colman Coyle unveils redesigned website

Colman Coyle unveils redesigned website

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new redesigned website! The site has a refreshed and simplified look combined with enhanced content from our Expertise pages and newly designed International desks for Russia, Ukraine, France & Spain. A few of our goals ... read more

Charity Begins at Home: A Cautionary Tale for Disinherited Children

Charity Begins at Home: A Cautionary Tale for Disinherited Children

Having recently grappled with the complex constitutional issues raised by the Government’s Brexit appeal, the Supreme Court Justices were faced with another important decision in the case of Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others [2017] UKSC 17. read more

9,000% increase in Probate Fees – More Inheritance Disputes?

9,000% increase in Probate Fees – More Inheritance Disputes?

From May of this year, the fee for rubber-stamping an inheritance is set to increase by over 9,000% in England and Wales for some estates. read more

Right-to-Manage Legislation : Defective Claim – Beware!

Right-to-Manage Legislation : Defective Claim – Beware!

In Elim Court RTM Company Limited v Avon Freeholds Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 89 the Court of Appeal considered the consequences of a failure to comply strictly with the statutory notice procedure and whether this would be fatal to obtaining the right to manage. read more

Ignacio Morillas guest speaker at Hospitality Innovation Planet Conference in Madrid

Ignacio Morillas guest speaker at Hospitality Innovation Planet Conference in Madrid

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle was invited to attend the Hospitality Innovation Planet Conference in Madrid from February 19th-21st 2017. read more

Anglo-German cooperation between IR Global members results in successful outcome for the client

Anglo-German cooperation between IR Global members results in successful outcome for the client

Howard Colman of Colman Coyle Solicitors in London has been working closely with Urs Breitsprecher of MKRG Attorneys in Dusseldorf to assist a German client of MKRG in a contractual dispute. read more

Major increase in Probate Fees has arrived!

Major increase in Probate Fees has arrived!

Stemming from my previous blog about the possibility of probate fees increasing, the Ministry of Justice has this week announced that the increase will come into force from May 2017. read more

A taste of Brexit – Ignacio Morillas-Paredes appears on video

A taste of Brexit – Ignacio Morillas-Paredes appears on video

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Apprenticeship Levy

Apprenticeship Levy

If you as an employer have a pay bill of £3 million each year, you are subject to an apprenticeship levy. read more

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We often think a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is for the older individual who may be suffering from early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Whist this is correct, LPA’s actually apply to any individual over the age of 18. You may ask but why? read more

E- Conveyancing – the future?

E- Conveyancing – the future?

The Land Registry has opened a consultation in relation to amending the Land Registration Rules to allow deeds to be signed electronically rather than on paper. read more

Housing White Paper: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

Housing White Paper: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

This month saw the release of the Government’s white paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The 104-page white paper outlines the problems with the UK housing market and sets out the Government’s proposal to boost supply in the short and long term. read more

National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase

As you are aware, each year the National Minimum wage increases. read more

Good news for renters

Good news for renters

A new Government white paper will focus attention on more affordable and secure property rentals. read more

Colman Coyle to attend 2017 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Barcelona

Colman Coyle to attend 2017 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Barcelona

Colman Coyle is pleased to be attending the 2017 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ conference in Barcelona, Spain from 2nd-4th February 2017. read more

Third Party Funding in Arbitration  Hong Kong to modernise it’s rules

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Hong Kong to modernise it’s rules

As we have reported previously, the use of third party funding in litigation and arbitration is significantly on the increase in England and various other jurisdictions. read more

Probate fees set to soar

Probate fees set to soar

The Government has announced plans to replace the flat fee cost for a grant of representation to a tier system that could see millions of bereaved families pay up to £20,000. read more

Vicarious Liability: assault at a Christmas party

Vicarious Liability: assault at a Christmas party

In the recent decision of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd (2016), the High Court held that a company was not vicariously liable for the assault by one it its directors on an employee following a company Christmas party. read more

Failure to comply with the Estate Agents Act 1979 proves very costly for estate agents

Failure to comply with the Estate Agents Act 1979 proves very costly for estate agents

Most agents will be aware that the Estate Agents Act 1979 imposes an obligation upon an agent to ensure that, before any person enters into a contract under which the agent will engage in estate agency services, the agent provides specified information. read more

Costs blow for Third Party Funders

Costs blow for Third Party Funders

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered a Judgment which has serious potential consequences for third party funders. read more

Are Uber drivers self employed contractors or workers?

Are Uber drivers self employed contractors or workers?

In the Case of Aslam and Others v Uber BV and Others, the Tribunal handed out its decisions that the drivers engaged by Uber were workers and fell within the legal definition of section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. read more

Possible changes to the HMO Legislation

Possible changes to the HMO Legislation

The Department for Communities and Local Government launched a consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (“HMO”) called Houses in multiple occupation and residential property licensing reforms. read more

Holiday pay update

Holiday pay update

You may recall a few years ago my colleague did a blog on whether the holiday pay calculation should include commission. read more

Singapore Third Party Funding in Arbitration and changes to Arbitration Rules

Singapore Third Party Funding in Arbitration and changes to Arbitration Rules

The use of third party funding by parties involved in disputes continues to be a hot topic worldwide. read more

Update: National Minimum Wage

Update: National Minimum Wage

The annual changes to the minimum wages are due to come into force tomorrow, 1st October 2016. read more

Are You MEES Ready?

Are You MEES Ready?

We are now 18 months away from the next phase of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 which will see the implementation of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES”). read more

Higher Stamp Duty rates continue to cause confusion

Higher Stamp Duty rates continue to cause confusion

Following the Autumn Statement on 25th November 2015, the then Chancellor announced that higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would apply from 1st April to purchases of additional residential properties. Since then we have found that clients can be confused as to whether higher rates are ... read more

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Proceedings in England

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Proceedings in England

Obtaining information about trends in Arbitration is not an easy task as, by their nature, Arbitration proceedings are subject to confidentiality and most are conducted “behind closed doors”. read more

Employees with child care commitments

Employees with child care commitments

A recent case has highlighted the issues employers face when accommodating employees with child care commitments. read more

Supreme Court to Rule on Important Points of Insurance Law of Particular Importance to Solicitors and Clients Claiming Against Them

Supreme Court to Rule on Important Points of Insurance Law of Particular Importance to Solicitors and Clients Claiming Against Them

The solicitors profession, and it’s insurers, are anxiously awaiting the Judgments of the Supreme Court in two separate cases relating to solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance. read more

Intestacy Rules – Why it is still important to make a will

Intestacy Rules – Why it is still important to make a will

Intestacy rules determine where assets go upon death, when no will exists. read more

£30,000 Termination Payment Still Intact

£30,000 Termination Payment Still Intact

I am sure both employers and employees alike have been waiting with baited breath as to whether or not the first £30,000 which can be tax free as a termination payment was going to be reduced. read more

Do reasonable adjustments extend to continuation of higher salary?

Do reasonable adjustments extend to continuation of higher salary?

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently discussed in the case of G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell, if a disabled employee should be continued to pay a higher salary when moved to a lesser role for the purposes of making reasonable adjustments. read more

Does a Use Clause Prevent Underletting and does such a Use Clause fall foul of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber))

Does a Use Clause Prevent Underletting and does such a Use Clause fall foul of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber))

Neil Curbison of Colman Coyle had conduct of the successful appellant’s appeal in Roundlistic Limited v Jones & Another [2016] UKUT 325 (TCC) which was recently handed down by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). read more

Litigants in Person – Special Treatment by the Courts?

Litigants in Person – Special Treatment by the Courts?

There are an increasing number of parties in civil proceedings that are deciding to represent themselves, as litigants in person. read more

THE INSURANCE ACT 2015 – an overview of the most significant changes to UK Insurance Contracts for over 100 years

THE INSURANCE ACT 2015 – an overview of the most significant changes to UK Insurance Contracts for over 100 years

The Insurance Act 2015 (“the Act”) comes into force on 12th August 2016. The delay of 18 months from when the Act was passed by Parliament was deliberate in order to give everyone the opportunity to prepare for, and become familiar with, what are very substantial changes. read more

Property Cybercrime is on the increase

Property Cybercrime is on the increase

Property Cybercrime is on the increase but there are steps that can be taken to protect your property from being fraudulently sold or mortgaged. read more

It is time to pause – Brexit debate

It is time to pause – Brexit debate

My colleagues have posted articles on what Brexit may mean in the property arena or the employment arena, however I wish to make a non legal observation. read more

BREXIT – The implications on the London property market

BREXIT – The implications on the London property market

Following the result of the EU referendum it is too soon to predict how the London property market will respond but evidence suggests that UK buyers will tread cautiously until the dust settles. read more

BREXIT – The Employment Law Implications

BREXIT – The Employment Law Implications

Since the decision of the referendum was announced this morning, there has been considerable speculation concerning the impact it will have on not only us as a nation, but also to us individually. read more

Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

After receiving Royal Assent on 25th March 2010 the Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (“the Act”) finally comes into force later this year. read more

Can you claim an injury to feelings award under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)?

Can you claim an injury to feelings award under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)?

No. This was the answer that the EAT provided in the case of Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Limited. read more

Colman Coyle to attend IR Global Conference in San Francisco

Colman Coyle to attend IR Global Conference in San Francisco

Colman Coyle is proud to be attending the IR Global Conference which this year is being held in San Francisco, California on 18th– 20th May 2016. read more

Major Differences When Litigating Under Common Law Or Civil Law

Major Differences When Litigating Under Common Law Or Civil Law

Many clients, and even lawyers, assume that litigation, particularly in Western or European jurisdictions, will be broadly similar. However this is far from true and there are many significant differences in approach between Common Law jurisdictions and those under Civil Law. read more

Solicitors Negligence – Damages Where Error Subsequently Corrected A Common Sense Approach By The Court Of Appeal But Is It “Good Law”?

Solicitors Negligence – Damages Where Error Subsequently Corrected A Common Sense Approach By The Court Of Appeal But Is It “Good Law”?

The Court of Appeal has twice recently been asked to consider the correct basis for assessing damages in claims for professional negligence against solicitors who had acted in relation to property transactions. read more

An act of discrimination?

An act of discrimination?

An interesting case has arisen relating to benefits during maternity leave. read more

Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Some workers may consider ‘pulling a sickie’ as not a particularly serious occurrence. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) however, recently emphasised that such a dishonest act can amount to gross misconduct; giving grounds for dismissal. read more

Protection for Zero Hours Contract Workers – Comment

Protection for Zero Hours Contract Workers – Comment

As you are aware that over a period of time, there has been much debate in relation to the use of a zero hour’s contract. Discussion has centred around the fact that individuals who undertake these contracts have no protection. read more

Tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2016

Tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2016

The annual increase on certain Tribunal awards and other statutory payments is due to take effect from 6 April 2016. read more

Lease Renewals – Attempts to change further terms

Lease Renewals – Attempts to change further terms

Colman Coyle are instructed on behalf of a large group (78) of leaseholders on Applications to renew and extend the terms of their leases under Section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”). read more

Update on the Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

Update on the Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

In the autumn 2015 statement the Government announced its intention to consult on the introduction of higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to apply to the purchase of additional residential properties. read more

Spanish/International Department Update

Spanish/International Department Update

In the last few months, Colman Coyle’s International Department has been dealing with clients from different jurisdictions on a variety of issues, amongst them property, insolvency and litigation. We thought it would be a good time to provide you with a taste of what these have been. read more

AirBnBust – the risks of short term letting

AirBnBust – the risks of short term letting

With the prevalence and popularity of businesses such as AirBnB and Booking.com more and more homeowners and property investors are letting out their properties on short term lets. The figures speak for themselves as AirbnB now has more available rooms to rent than the largest hotel group. read more

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