‘Returning’ a faulty new home – what rights does a property buyer have?

How to ‘return’ a faulty new home You’d take back a faulty toaster or a pizza with the wrong topping. Here’s what to do if you move into a new-build with problems 4th July 2014 by Felicity Hannah Buying a home is a challenging business at the best of times. You’ll need cash for a […]

DWFM Beckman advises Premier Gold over security dispute

Miner in £20m battle for gold 15th June 2014 by Matthew Goodman A GOLD mining company chaired by the Conservative MP Bob Stewart is threatening to sue Kyrgyzstan’s government for $35m (£20m) over security lapses that are preventing it from developing a mine in the region. Lawyers for the AIM-listed Premier Gold Resources have demanded […]

New landmark arbitration judgement

For the first time, the doctrine of issue estoppel has been applied to the enforcement of an arbitration award under the New York Convention following a landmark decision on 22nd May 2014, resulting in victory for the Czech Republic in the case of Diag Human S.E. v. Czech Republic – Ministry of Health. This doctrine […]

Irving David – Raising awareness of the legal rights of choreographers

Making the right moves December 2012 I recently attended a ballet masterclass presented by a leading UK ballet company. It featured the work in progress of an up-and-coming choreographer who had been commissioned to create a new work for a forthcoming triple bill. Over coffee afterwards, I chatted to the choreographer and was rather surprised […]

Sofia Moussaoui represents Michelle Young in long-running ancillary relief case

This case was covered in The Guardian (please see below) as well as Family Law Week. Property tycoon jailed by family court for hiding wealth from separated wife Owen Bowcott | The Guardian Scot Young, whose wealth is put at £400m, jailed for ‘flagrant and deliberate contempt’ as maintenance arrears nears £1m A property tycoon estimated […]

CGT and IHT allowances to rise by 1% – Colin Glass comments

Autumn Statement: CGT and IHT allowances to rise by 1% 7th December 2012 by Holly Black The annual tax-free allowances for capital gains tax and inheritance tax are set to increase by 1%. George Osborne revealed the rises in his Autumn Statement, saying that from 2015 there will be a 1% rise in the allowance […]

Colin Glass comments on inheritance tax increase

Businesses love Osborne’s tax cuts but blast pensions “political suicide” 5th December 2012 Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement to the best reaction he could hope for: no immediate outrage or uproar over any of his measures. Having learnt the lessons of the “omnishambles” March Budget, how are businesses feeling about Osborne’s latest […]

Irving David explains the copyright issues relevant to choreographic works

Choreography and copyright – Make the right moves 29th November 2012 Media Lawyer Irving David a partner at DWFM Beckman Solicitors explains the copyright issues relevant to choreographic works I recently attended a ballet masterclass presented by a leading UK ballet company and featuring the work in progress of an up and coming choreographer who […]

The top ten do’s and don’ts of offshore companies and trusts

Top ten do’s and don’ts of offshore companies and trusts 25th October 2012 There are many reasons to choose an offshore vehicle, whether that be to set up a company, hold money on trust for future generations or to mitigate your tax bill. Tony Mead, a specialist in offshore matters and partner at law firm […]

Sofia Moussaoui represents Aaliya Murbarak in appeal proceedings in Jersey

This case was covered in The Telegraph (please see below) as well as Jersey Legal Information Board. Jersey divorce ruling could see fortunes moved offshore Jon Swaine | The Telegraph Wealthy businessmen and women could start moving their assets offshore to avoid huge divorce payouts, following a landmark court ruling. A court in Jersey has decided […]