Proprietary Estoppel: Just an empty promise?

A number of 2018 cases have turned on the equitable principle of ‘proprietary estoppel’ in a farming context. Under the principle of proprietary estoppel, the court may enforce an assurance or promise given by one person to another if that person has relied on it to their detriment. In well-publicised faming cases, such assurances have…

Inheritance Tax – All Change?

The Office of Tax Simplification takes aim at Inheritance Tax At the Chancellor’s request, the Office of Tax Simplification (‘OTS’) has launched a review of Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’).  The review focuses on both process and administrative issues associated with IHT, as well as more technical areas including disclosure, estate planning and the plurality of available reliefs.…

Henry Hood examines no-fault divorce in Lawyer Monthly

Is Divorce Law About To Change Forever? Can Lawyers Cope? In light of the news that Baroness Hale of Richmond has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce. Below Henry Hood, Head of the Family Law Department at Hunters Solicitors, talks to lawyer Monthly about the potential implications surrounding the issue of no-fault divorce. The ‘Owens…

Hazel Wright comments on BBC One’s new legal series The Split in The Times Law Brief and The Law Society Gazette

BBC One’s new legal profession drama series The Split seemed to break half a dozen professional rules, both lawyers and observers noted, including client files casually dropped on desks to be glanced at by opposing lawyers. Hazel Wright, a partner in the family department at the London law firm Hunters Solicitors, found another fault with the storyline.…