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14-07-2020 Written by admin Category: News & Announcements

Welcome to our new website. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the latest legal blogs and news.

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Top Judge Encourages ‘Living Wills’ for Vulnerable, Elderly and Sick People, Solicitors London & Sheffield

16-10-2017 Written by admin Category: Estate Planning

A prominent judge has urged the public to make ‘Living Wills’ during a hearing regarding the care and treatment provided for an elderly man living with dementia. Judge Mr Justice Francis, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court, said that people should be educated on Living Wills and encouraged to provide […]

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Fraud and Money Laundering: Use of Orders to Freeze and Seize Assets Doubles, Solicitors London & Sheffield

20-11-2017 Written by admin Category: Criminal Defence

Figures obtained from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have revealed that the prosecuting authority has increased its use of orders to seize and freeze assets of those it suspects of having been involved in fraudulent activity in the last financial year. These orders, often referred to as “restraint orders”, enable the SFO to freeze assets […]

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Commercial Conveyancing: Why Student Accommodation is Increasingly Seen as an Attractive Investment Opportunity, Solicitors London & Sheffield

20-11-2017 Written by admin Category: Commercial Conveyancing

Recent analysis by real estate and investment management experts has demonstrated why the student accommodation market has become an increasingly attractive investment opportunity for those looking to expand and develop their commercial property portfolio. Commercial property specialists have produced findings that show £1.9 billion has been invested in student housing in the year to July, […]

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Seizure and Forfeiture Applications under s49 and 139 Customs and Excise Act 1979 by Border Force

07-09-2017 Written by admin Category: Criminal Defence

A vast range of goods are imported to and exported from the UK under the supervision of the UK Border Force and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Many businesses remain unaware of the powers of seizure and forfeiture that are open to the authorities when there are suspicions that duty on goods has not been […]

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Rape Case Scandal is “just the tip of the iceberg”: Top QC Cited in The Times, Solicitors London & Sheffield

20-12-2017 Written by admin Category: Criminal Defence

We were impressed to see both The Times and the Daily Mail quoting Dapinder Singh QC in relation to the recent “rape case scandal”. Mr Singh is one of the QCs our team at Wilford Smith instructs for our clients in relation to serious fraud and complex cases. The case of a student who was […]

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European Commission Proposes New Measures to Clamp Down on VAT Fraud, Solicitors London & Sheffield

20-12-2017 Written by admin Category: Financial Crime

The European Commission has put forward new proposals as it seeks to tackle tax fraud committed through the trading of goods between European Union member states. Sales tax fraud is estimated to cost countries within the EU over 50 billion euros (£44 billion) every year in lost tax revenue, with Interpol suggesting the actual figure […]

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Growing Concerns over Failure to Disclose Evidence, Solicitors London & Sheffield

24-01-2018 Written by admin Category: News & Announcements

This morning, one of our preferred QCs, Dapinder Singh was guest expert on BBC TV Breakfast News discussing the systemic problems around disclosure of evidence, and how it is a major issue that needs to be urgently addressed. It was said that in the lead up to criminal trials, police and prosecutors have a duty […]

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India Should Seek to Liberalise its Legal Market, Writes Dapinder Singh QC, Solicitors London & Sheffield

09-02-2018 Written by admin Category: News & Announcements

Top QC, Dapinder Singh has written an article for The Times in which he details his hopes for the prospective liberalisation of India’s legal market. Mr Singh is a preferred QC of Wilford Smith who we regularly instruct on behalf of our clients in relation to serious fraud defence and other complex cases. In his […]

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New figures reveal UK as most popular place in the world for commercial property investment, Solicitors London & Sheffield

12-02-2018 Written by admin Category: Commercial Conveyancing

New figures released, which detail global property investment trends, have shown that the UK is now the number one destination for those seeking to buy commercial property. A sample of 3,000 international investors taken in the last quarter of 2017 found that 29% now ranked the UK’s commercial property sector as the top place to […]

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