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Surge in commercial property lending in the UK, latest figures reveal, Solicitors London & Sheffield

04-05-2018 Written by admin Category: Commercial Conveyancing

Recently released figures have shown that commercial property lending in the UK saw a substantial increase in the second half of 2017, with new commercial property lending reaching £26.8 billion for this period. This marks a significant improvement on figures previously released for the first half of 2017, which had shown that lending in this […]

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Length of prison sentences for tax fraud increase by 25%, Solicitors London & Sheffield

04-04-2018 Written by admin Category: Financial Crime

Prison sentences handed down to those found guilty of committing tax fraud have increased by 25% according to the Ministry of Justice’s most recent figures. Experts have suggested these figures, which show the average custodial sentence is now four years and one month, are an example of the increasingly determined approach being taken by HMRC […]

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Financial Abuse of the Elderly a Growing Problem in the UK, Solicitors London & Sheffield

13-03-2018 Written by admin Category: Financial Crime

Incidences of financial abuse perpetrated against elderly people are on the increase according to investigations carried out by a prominent charity. Age UK, which performs a wide range of research into helping improve the lives of elderly people in the UK, has recently carried out a review of evidence that suggests older people are at […]

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Investment in UK’s commercial property sector increases by 66%, Solicitors London & Sheffield

09-03-2018 Written by admin Category: Commercial Conveyancing

The UK’s commercial property sector has seen an increase in investment of 66% in January 2018 when compared with the same period last year, a new industry report has shown. This increase represents an additional £4.2 billion pounds worth of investment, with the commercial sector in the UK continuing to show substantial growth despite ongoing […]

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Wilford Smith Solicitors Shortlisted for 2018 Yorkshire Business Masters Awards, Solicitors London & Sheffield

06-03-2018 Written by admin Category: Blog

We are pleased to announce that Wilford Smith has been shortlisted for the 2018 Yorkshire Business Masters Awards in the professional services category. This award is for ‘outstanding performance from a professional services firm in the region’. The winner will be announced at the end of April , but we have already been recognised as […]

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HMRC set to collect over £5 billion as Inheritance Tax receipts surge by nearly 15% this year, Solicitors London & Sheffield

13-02-2018 Written by admin Category: Estate Planning

A more aggressive approach by HMRC in investigating people’s estates has seen the amount of money collected by the Government through Inheritance Tax increase by nearly 15% in the current financial year, according to experts. With figures released by HMRC showing that Inheritance Tax receipts from the beginning of the 2017-18 tax year stand at […]

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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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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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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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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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