Launch of The Register of Overseas Entities

The Register of Overseas Entities, created under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, has recently been launched. The Register will store details of most foreign companies that own property in the UK, in a similar way to how Companies House stores details on UK companies. In order to purchase and sell land, foreign [...]

2022-10-03T11:36:22+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Conveyancing, Financial|0 Comments

Excellence recognised once again in The Legal 500 Rankings

We are delighted to once again be recognised in The Legal 500 rankings. The Legal 500 recognises individual solicitors and teams who provide ‘the most cutting edge and innovative advice’. In this year’s publication the firm has both improved upon our existing ranking and expanded the number of teams recognised for their work. Oglethorpe Sturton [...]

Covid-19 Pandemic “probably not” a Barder event

Once a Financial Remedy Order has been made by a Court there are only very limited and exceptional circumstances in which it can be overturned or set aside. One of those circumstances is when what is known as a ‘Barder’ event occurs. The 1987 case of  Barder v Barder [1987] 2 FLR 480  established that a court can [...]

2022-06-23T09:44:52+00:00May 26th, 2022|Financial, Matrimonial|0 Comments

Investment by attorneys in discretionary fund management schemes clarified

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has updated its guidance on attorneys appointing discretionary investment managers. This is a welcome change which has been campaigned for by professional organisations for some time. Lasting powers of attorneys (LPAs) are a legal document which allows an adult (donor) to appoint others (attorneys) to assist them with [...]

2022-06-23T09:46:27+00:00March 21st, 2022|Financial, Governments, Private Client|0 Comments
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