Law Updates

When to consider appointing a professional attorney

6th October 2020 by Lucie Glover

With continuing advances in modern medicine, we are living longer than ever before and, while we are able to keep...

Brexit and Wills for French Property

14th September 2020 by Sarah Bogard

Last month marked the 5th anniversary of the application of the EU Succession Regulation 650/2012 (also known as Brussels IV)....

NHS continuing healthcare after COVID-19

10th September 2020 by Lucie Glover

The Government launched new guidance in August 2020 setting out how NHS continuing healthcare (NHSCHC) will be reintroduced in England...

Ensuring your home passes as you choose

2nd September 2020 by Luke Page

Although property values have suffered recently, house prices continue to rise faster than most other investments and property is often...

New electrical safety checks for landlords

2nd September 2020 by Sarah Woolnough

The new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on the 1 June...

French holiday home and French succession laws – Updated Aug 2020

18th August 2020 by Sarah Bogard

Q. We are currently considering buying a holiday home in France. My husband, John, has 2 children from a previous...

The role of the Notary Public in French property transactions – Updated Aug 2020

18th August 2020 by Sarah Bogard

If you are involved in buying or selling property in France you will be aware of the important role of...

Quick tips about buying and selling French Property

18th August 2020 by Sarah Bogard

Swimming Pools (piscines) Legislation in France covers the security of swimming pools to reduce the risk of drowning. Owners of...

Mini buying guide to French property – Updated Aug 2020

18th August 2020 by Sarah Bogard

This is a brief guide to buying a French property. It is by no means an exhaustive list of everything...

Dealing with Estate Administration in France – Updated Aug 2020

18th August 2020 by Sarah Bogard

Having to deal with the administration of an estate after you have lost a relative or close friend can be...

French Capital Gains Tax on the sale of a French property: What you need to know 2020

11th August 2020 by Florence Richards

Who is affected? Anyone who owns a French property or land is liable to pay French capital gains tax (CGT). Some...

Witnessing of Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney services go digital

5th August 2020 by Aaron Spencer

Isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic has meant more people are relying on digital services to get things done while keeping...

Available alternative work when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part seven of 'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 7. Alternative work Quite apart from the specific obligation to...

Pregnancy and family leave when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part six of  'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 6. Pregnancy and family leave In any redundancy exercise it...

Applying selection criteria when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part five of 'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 5. Applying the criteria When the selection criteria have been...

Consultation when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part four of 'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 4. Consultation One of the key aspects of a fair...

Selection criteria when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part three of 'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 3. Selection criteria The employer also needs to be able...

The pool of employees for selection when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part two of 'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 2. The pool for selection Once an employer has concluded...

Should you ask for volunteers when making redundancies?

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

Part one of 'Seven things to think about when making redundancies' series 1. Should you ask for volunteers? There may be employees...

Seven things to think about when making redundancies

15th July 2020 by Andrew Masters

We are probably going to be experiencing difficult economic times for a considerable period to come and many employers will...