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    In Ancient Greece it was believed that the final journey of the deceased to the underworld was over the river Styx. Payment of the boatman named Charon was imperative for a safe crossing. There was therefore a tradition, in the ancient world, of placing a silver coin on the mouth of the deceased to pay […]
    We have scored ten out of ten in the 2018 Northern Law Awards, after all ten of our entries were shortlisted in their respective categories. We have been nominated for Team of the Year in the Awards’ Corporate & Commercial, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment, Commercial Property, Residential Property, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, Private Client, […]
    HM Revenue and Customs (‘the Revenue’) last year commissioned a report into the public’s understanding of Inheritance Tax and the reliefs available to reduce tax payable. The research was arguably very limited, engaging with only 80 people! The aim of the research was to gain insight into peoples’ understanding of Agricultural Property Relief (‘APR’) and […]
    It was the veterans of the power balled, Def Leppard, who asked the question in 1996, ‘Where does love go when it dies?’ The sentiments of the song come to mind in a very tragic, but legally very complex, case involving the rules relating to the forfeiture of inheritance when the person who made the […]
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