Following the recent television coverage on the subject of surrogacy, as seen in Coronation Street and BBC drama Frankie recently it is apparent that surrogacy is being seen more often.
Surrogacy exists in two forms; the first is known as the traditional form and is where the surrogate carries the child and her egg is used. Due to the advances of science there is also host or gestational...Read More
On the 1st April this year some important changes took place in regards to personal injury. The Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act was adopted by British Law. This Act is meant to discourage false or exaggerated personal injury claims.
The Act will still allow people to claim for a personal injury on a no win no fee basis and if the claimant is unsuccessful they will not...Read More
Johnson & Gaunt are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded accreditation under the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
This confirms that our professionalism and client care meet the exacting standards set by the Law Society when assessing practices against their conveyancing quality mark.
Many mortgage lenders are moving towards adopting the Law Society standard as...Read More
In the 2013 Budget of this week, Chancellor George Osborne announced a freeze on the Inheritance Tax threshold until 2017/2018, when it is intended it will be increased, but only to £329,000.00 per person.
The current threshold is set at £325,000.00 per person, or a joint allowance of £650,000.00 for married or civil partnership couples. Inheritance tax is then charged at 40% on any part of...Read More
HMRC is to launch a campaign aimed at people who have failed to declare Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of a second home, possibly going back many years.
Estimates vary regarding the number of UK families owning at least one second home. A survey last year found that almost two million households in England alone stated they owed a second home.
If you have an undisclosed declaration, you...Read More