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Our Spring 2018 newsletter has arrived!

May 15, 2018

We are delighted to announce the release of our Spring 2018 newsletter, your one-stop shop for the latest in Astle Paterson news. Download the newsletter for free here The newsletter contains highlights from the editorial output of our legal experts, ...

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How to maximise your company’s share value, part 2 – Share Valuation

April 25, 2018   |   Written by: David Williams

It’s time to consider the value of your shares in the Company you (or your family) have helped to create, but how do you value them? This is a leading question. For example, in the late 1990s, new technology businesses ...

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How to maximise your company’s share value, part 1 – Tax on Sales and ER

April 19, 2018   |   Written by: David Williams

As your business develops and you decide that it will need further financing or resources, you may find yourself toying with the option of realising the capital value of what you have created. It’s at this point that the issue ...

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New ISA regulations: What you need to know

April 17, 2018   |   Written by: Sarah Nash

As of 6th April 2018, it has become even more beneficial for couples to invest in an Individual Savings Account (ISA), as new government regulations have further extended ISA tax protections for surviving spouses and civil partners, following on from ...

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Video: Wills, your commonly asked legal questions answered

April 9, 2018   |   Written by: Sarah Nash

Following on from our well-received video answering some of the most commonly asked questions about Divorce, we sat down with another of our solicitors to give the same clarity to the field of Wills. In the video Sarah Nash, our ...

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5 things you should know before buying a New Build home

March 16, 2018   |   Written by: Naomi Wilson

There are plenty of reasons why you should buy a New Build home. One of the best (aside from that new carpet smell and all that fresh paint) is that you don’t have to worry about a long chain being ...

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5 pointers on avoiding cyber crime

March 15, 2018   |   Written by: Deborah Pegg

Astle Paterson were recently paid a visit by Matt Hough-Clewes, also known as the Digital PCSO. He came to deliver presentations on cyber crime — a concept that may sound like it belongs in a dystopian science fiction thriller, but is ...

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Government to refund powers of attorney applications – Make a claim here

March 13, 2018   |   Written by: Amelia Gale

The government is now offering refunds to those who applied to register lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA) between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017. The refund is available to those who made the ...

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Landlords – will you be able to let your property from 1st April 2018?

March 12, 2018   |   Written by: Helen McGrath

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into effect from 1st April 2018, and it’s important to understand the ramifications if you’re a current or prospective landlord. The regulations will make it unlawful for landlords to renew existing tenancies, extend ...

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Our New Commercial Property Solicitor – Welcome Katie Duggins

March 7, 2018   |   Written by: Katie Duggins

We are pleased to announce Katie Duggins has been admitted as a Solicitor on 1st March 2018. Katie joined us in 2016 with a first in her LLB degree, a Distinction in her Legal Practice when she obtained 3 prizes ...

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