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Family Law: Resolution Update Code of Practice

January 05, 2017 | Family Services

Resolution is the nationwide organisation comprising 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales.  Resolution and its members believe in a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law matters including children matters, divorce and finances. How is the approach set out? All members of Resolution agree to adhere to a Code of Practice(Read more)

HMG is Recruiting: Family Solicitor

January 04, 2017 | Practice News

We are seeking a qualified Solicitor NQ to 4 years PQE (or a Paralegal with solid Family experience) to join our Family department.  Based in our Bicester office, the successful candidate will be working alongside the Head of Department. The successful candidate will have experience of divorce, financial and private children work.  We are looking(Read more)

New Solicitor: Anna Casey-Woodward

January 03, 2017 | Practice News

We are pleased to announce that Anna Casey-Woodward has qualified as a Solicitor and has now joined our Private Client Department. Anna joined the firm as a paralegal in March 2014, and completed her training contract with us in December 2016. Anna has a Law degree from the University of Exeter, having gained a first(Read more)

tax; employment

Out of Reach?

December 07, 2016 | Private Client

In October 2016 the decision of the First Tier Tax Tribunal was given in the appeal by Ireland Generator and Spare Parts LTD (the ‘Appellant’) against HMRC’s decision to disallow input tax in relation to the purchase of a car. Input tax is the VAT that a business is charged on business purchases and expenses.(Read more)

Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question

December 06, 2016 | Private Client

Mr Ashton appealed against a decision by HMRC to treat him as a self-employed partner rather than an employee of Karate World – a martial arts instruction business. In October 2003, the business was growing and the proprietor, Mr Thompson, decided to set up a partnership. A number of his employees were to be partners,(Read more)

Radical Eye: ‘The Best Collection of Modernist Photography in the World’

December 05, 2016 | The Arts

Modern Art Oxford, of which HMG is a long-term sponsor, extended an invitation to a private viewing of the Tate Modern’s exhibition of modernist photography, Radical Eye, the first exhibition to take place in the newly opened wing of the Tate Modern. On Wednesday 23 November 2016, Christina and I hopped on the train to(Read more)

National Insurance Numbers, Minimum Wage and Making Tax Digital

November 29, 2016 | Private Client

Problem with National Insurance Numbers HM Revenue and Customs has been issuing National Insurance number with a prefix KC.  It is understood that these may cause employers problems.  The numbers are valid and the individual receiving them should use them as normal.  Employers experiencing problems when submitting real time information data for the employee with(Read more)

Tax and Payments in Lieu of Notice

November 16, 2016 | Employment

Many employment contracts contain provisions which enable the employer, without breaching the contract, to pay salary in lieu of notice when terminating an employee’s contract.  These clauses are generally known as PILONs (Payments in Lieu of Notice).  But for such provisions, an immediate termination of contract followed by a payment in lieu of what the(Read more)

Trainee’s Final Day Out – Leicester Half Marathon in the City

November 15, 2016 | Out and About

I recently completed my last sports challenge of the year – my first half marathon – and I had my trusty husband by my side to see me through to the end (and, if needs be, carry me for a while). Training had mostly involved lugging myself around the ring road of Didcot. Hardly the(Read more)

Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50th Anniversary Party

November 08, 2016 | The Arts

HMG LAW LLP, longstanding sponsors of MAO, were represented at its 50th Anniversary Party by partners, Roland Fuggle and Christopher Parker.  Guests were greeted in the yard by a performance: Feeding the Fish - Pixel-Poi .  Once inside the lower bar, there was no shortage of champagne and canapés as guests mingled and chatted.  Invited(Read more)