19 January 2023

Family Mediation: carrot or stick?

Non-court dispute resolution offers alternatives to separating couples that can reduce the financial, time and emotional burdens often associated with going to court.

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18 January 2023

Sotheby’s and Forsters - An Owner's Guide to Art - Part 4

It is important that art is not seen as a “static” asset, even if a work or collection is a long-term hold. You should ensure that you have discussions with your family about the future of your collection. It is important to know whether your family wishes to keep specific artworks or a collection within the family or not. If your intention is to pass artwork to the next generation, make sure you do so in the most tax efficient way possible.

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7 December 2022

Sotheby’s and Forsters - An Owner's Guide to Art - Part 2

If you wish to transfer artwork from the UK to another jurisdiction, you will need to comply with any applicable export reporting obligations and tax payments under UK rules and any import payment or reporting obligations in the jurisdiction of entry. Similarly, if you wish to bring artwork into the UK, you will likely have an exposure to UK VAT. This article outlines the applicable restrictions and rules in the UK and aims to provide practical tips for the transportation process.

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30 November 2022

Sotheby’s and Forsters - An Owner's Guide to Art - Part 1

Acquiring and selling art can often be an intimidating prospect, particularly for a first-time buyer or seller. Even well-versed art collectors can find the process hard to navigate. In Part 1, we highlight key points that you may wish to consider when it comes to acquiring and selling art for personal use, either privately or by auction.

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10 November 2022

Are you being served?

On 3 November 2022, The Court of Appeal published its decision in O G Thomas Amaethyddiath v Turner & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 1446 which concerned a narrowing of the scope of the Mannai Principle, a rule that can be relied upon in certain circumstances to save a defective notice.

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2 November 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 (“the Act”)

The Act runs to more than 250 pages, covering a vast range of fire safety related matters in great detail. The Act’s provisions will become law in stages, with the changes to the Defective Premises Act and the Building Act (explained below) having taken effect first on 28 June 2022.

So, what does the Act change in practice?

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