A Survey by poweredbypie, a Dye & Durham Company,...

poweredbypie, a Dye & Durham company, has completed a survey of 500 homebuyers to find out how conveyancers can enhance their proposition with the use of technology.  James Morris, Head of Product, Dye & Durham confirms: “With less face-to-face interaction since the start of the pandemic, we explored how new technology could help improve the […]

Blake Morgan signs up to The Law Society’s Women...

Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced its commitment to The Law Society’s Women in Law Pledge. This joint initiative of The Law Society, Bar Council of England and Wales, and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) aims to create a more equal legal sector and brings gender equality to the forefront of the conversation.

Gardner Leader picks up the pace on its fundraising...

After 18 months of curtailing its charity events due to the pandemic, Thames Valley solicitors, Gardner Leader, is picking up the pace once again on its fundraising activity, starting with Jo Dainty, conveyancing assistant, raising £1,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance after running the London Marathon.    Nearly half of the firm’s 160 staff voted for the local […]

More than just a storm in a Yorkshire teacup...

Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Yorkshire) has been in the headlines recently following serious allegations of institutional racism. These allegations come in the wake of the findings that former Yorkshire player, Azeem Rafiq, was subjected to racial harassment and bullying during his time at the club which allegedly led him to consider taking his own life.

Freeths Budget Comment

Whilst Autumn Budget 2021 announced a number of spending giveaways, it was relatively light on new tax measures. In particular, the much-feared increases to rates of capital gains tax, inheritance tax and self-employed national insurance contributions did not materialise. Also absent were new restrictions on pensions tax relief or the introduction of a wealth tax.