Articles

section21notice
16 April 2019
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has announced plans to abolish Section 21 Notices. This could have far-reaching consequences for landlords wanting to recover possession of their properties.
nhs long term plan
27 March 2019
The NHS released their Long Term Plan earlier this year, setting out priorities for health care over the next 10 years. Detailing the specific areas in which the £20.5 billion budget is set to be spent, the plan lays the foundation for the UK Government’s future healthcare strategy.
clinicalnegligenceclaims
15 March 2019
The argument that clinical negligence claims are draining the NHS of funds that could better be used for front line services is a common one that is directed at our industry.
SMITH PARTNERSHIP LOGO - INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENTS ARTICLE
07 December 2018
The recent news that Katie Price (formerly known as Jordan) has negotiated a deal with her creditors in order to avoid bankruptcy is a useful reminder on how an individual voluntary arrangement (“IVA”) can help debtors in circumstances where they are faced with a bankruptcy petition but have assets or an income, but just require time to pay.
Probate Court fees: snakes and one ladder
27 November 2018
Smith Partnership considers the impact of the proposed increase in the Probate fee regime. You may have heard that the government has resurrected its plan to introduce a sharp increase in Probate Court fees. When the idea was last proposed in 2016 the intended increase was substantial and the government eventually bowed to sustained pressure to withdraw its plans.