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Inheritance Tax Planning: Further Regulation Needed?

June 15, 2018 | Wills and Probate

Finding a person or organisation who you can trust is central to how many people choose their professional advisors.  BBC Radio 4’s Money Box  recently highlighted problems that arise when a person or organisation turn out to be not trustworthy. This episode focused on Universal Wealth Preservation, which was wound up earlier this year following a petition by(Read more)

Simplifying Tax: OTS Review of IHT

June 08, 2018 | Wills and Probate

The Office of Tax Simplification (or OTS for short) has launched a review into the complexity of the current Inheritance Tax legislation.  The OTS is the body established to review and recommend ways to simplify the UK taxation system. In 2009, a whopping 11,520 pages were estimated to make up UK taxation legislation.  The OTS(Read more)

Dementia Awareness Week 2018

May 31, 2018 | Practice News

As part of its efforts to turn understanding into action for Dementia Awareness Week 2018, HMG Law hosted a Dementia Friends information session at its Bicester office on Tuesday evening. Professionals from the Bicester branches of Whitley Stimpson accountants and Connells estate agents joined staff from HMG Law to learn more about the challenges of(Read more)

General Data Protection Regulations: Your Privacy Matters

May 29, 2018 | Practice News

HMG LAW LLP Privacy policy May 2018 We take your privacy very seriously. Please read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how and why we collect, store, use and share your personal data. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal data and how to(Read more)

Become a Dementia Friend: Join Us for Dementia Action Week 2018

May 15, 2018 | Wills and Probate

Become a Dementia Friend by attending this free information session run by HMG Law in Bicester.  You will find out more about disease and some techniques to assist with the challenges of living with dementia (whether you are the person with the diagnosis or a carer/friend/family member).  To book your place, please register via the(Read more)

The British Mont Blanc: Christina Cree Takes on the Challenge

May 15, 2018 | Out and About

Partner and Head of Family Christina Cree took part in an energetic challenge recently – the British Mont Blanc in Snowdonia.   The challenge involves a two day trek in Snowdonia hiking over 7 mountains with over 2,500m of ascent, achieving the same altitude gain as the Mont Blanc Gouter Route.   Amongst beautiful scenery and enjoying(Read more)

May Morning Celebrations: Another Oxford Tradition

May 01, 2018 | Practice News

In a long-standing tradition, crowds gathered early this morning to welcome in the month of May. HMG is another Oxford institution, with its origins going back to the 1800s (and possibly even further).  In a Listed building in the heart of the City, the Firm continues to provide professional and dependable advice to its clients(Read more)

Forces Help to Buy: Help to Get on the Property Ladder

April 27, 2018 | Residential Property

What is the Scheme? This is a Ministry of Defence (MoD) Scheme designed to help regular armed forces personnel onto the property ladder. The Forces Help to Buy scheme enables servicemen and servicewomen to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first home or move to another property on assignment(Read more)

Prenuptial Agreements

April 23, 2018 | Family Services

  In England and Wales Prenuptial Agreements are not strictly binding. However, the Court has said that they “should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with the full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances it would not be fair to hold the parties to an(Read more)

UK House Price Growth Slows

April 19, 2018 | Residential Property

According to Britain’s largest lender, Halifax, house prices in the UK grew by 0.4% in February 2018 after two consecutive monthly falls. This marginal growth brings the average house price in the UK to £224,353, slightly down from November 2017 high of £226,408. Measured on an annual basis prices in the three months to February(Read more)