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As you may know, the new Residence Nil Rate Band (“RNRB”) was introduced in April 2017. The new rules provide that if you leave your home to a direct descendant such as a child or stepchild, you may be entitled to an additional relief which can reduce the potential Inheritance Tax payable on your death. […]

Renowned for its high-quality partner-led legal advice, Hay & Kilner has been recommended in 19 practice areas in The Legal 500 2017, a clear sign of the quality and breadth of service offered to its loyal client base. Named as a regional heavyweight, the full-service Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for […]

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 irrespective of Brexit, and UK businesses will need to be prepared. Compliance will likely require organisation-wide changes. If you are already complying with the current Data Protection Act, then this is a strong starting point, however there are some important […]

Finally some good news for those diversifying on the farm and a decision which goes in favour of horses! As many will know, keeping horses has often been a problem when claiming Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’) relief on death. This is because HMRC does not regard horses as an agricultural purpose (except in very limited circumstances) […]

Clare Thompson, Partner in our Clinical Negligence Team, acted on behalf of our client who was awarded £50,000 following the failure of a hospital to appreciate the significance of free gas and fluid on an ultrasound scan after a hernia repair. Our client was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in late 2011. He was found […]

Many of you will be aware of the Supreme Court decision earlier this year in the case of Ilott V The Blue Cross and Others. This was a case in which the estranged daughter of the deceased was left nothing under the terms of her mother’s Will. She, therefore, challenged her mother’s estate under the […]

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