Intestacy Rules: The Importance of Making a Will

Intestacy Rules: The Importance of Making a Will The main purpose of making a Will is to ensure that those for whom you wish to provide will benefit from your estate. If you do not make a Will when you die the ‘Intestacy Rules’ will determine what happens to your personal possessions, money and all […]

Lorraine Wint – Thirty Years of Service

The partners at DWFM Beckman congratulate and thank Lorraine for 30 years of service today!  Lorraine joined Davis Frankel and Mead  in 1987 in its Queen Anne Street offices working as a legal secretary within the litigation team before joining the now Senior Partner and head of the Corporate department, Tony Mead as his PA […]

Inheritance Tax: Residential Nil Rate Band Allowance: a summary of the main provisions

Residential Nil Rate Band Allowance: a summary of the main provisions When an individual dies, Inheritance Tax is potentially due on his or her  estate and is charged at a rate of 40% of the overall value of the deceased’s assets and belongings. On death each individual estate is entitled to an Inheritance Tax exemption […]

THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGGS – Will your buildings insurer accept a claim?

THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGGS  Will your buildings insurer accept a claim? Much to the detriment of many home owners, buildings insurance is rarely given much thought.  Unfortunately, it is not enough to take out buildings insurance and trust it will pay out in the event of damage.   This is ‘risky’ business.  Whilst […]

Emerging Talent – How well are you protected?

The London Fashion Week: Men’s logo designed by Tracey Emin Between the 9th June – 12th June 2017, London Fashion Week Men’s celebrated its 5th year anniversary by displaying some amazing collections but more importantly its collaboration with NEWGEN. NEWGEN is a British Fashion Council initiative which supports the very best emerging talent. Its aim is […]

Recent Home Office Guidance for EU Nationals applying for residency

Bob Marley famously wrote “Don’t worry about a thing “cos every little thing gonna be alright”. It seems the Home Office wish to echo these sentiments by requesting in their Recent Guidance for EU Nationals that they should not apply for residency. They advised that the position of EU Nationals remains the same despite the […]

Ramadan – is your workplace ready?

What is Ramadan and when does it take place? Ramadan is an annual festival and a four week period during which observant Muslims fast each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting includes not eating food, drinking liquids or smoking. Ramadan is also a time of prayer and charity, whether making donations or participating in charitable […]

The Immigration Skills Charge

  There is no denying the need to continue employing staff from outside the EU especially in view of the UK shortage of skilled staff in certain sectors However, in April 2017, the UK government introduced the Immigration Skills Charge to reduce Britain’s reliance on migrant workers and to up-skill British workers. The ONS analysis […]

Matrimonial Partner Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui wins Family Law Lawyer of the Year

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards 2017 has awarded our Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui with the Family Law Lawyer of the Year award. (https://womeninlawawards.lawyer-monthly.com/winners-edition/#40)  Sofia joined DWFM Beckman in 2006 as a Partner to lead the Family department.  She specialises in family law with particular expertise in highly complex and […]

How a Merger or Acquisition may affect a Company’s Sponsor Licence

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collects data on UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It reported that in 2016 there were 227 successful inward M&A worth £187.4 billion – the highest annual number since 2011 – and 400 domestic M&A worth £23.9 billion were successful – the highest number and value since 2008. Immigration has […]