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Surrogacy Agreements

The law in the UK relating to surrogacy is outdated. As the law stands, the surrogate can change her mind about surrendering her parental rights to the intended parents at any point, up until the Court grants a Parental Order. Although this rarely happens in practice, it can understandably be a huge concern for the … Continued

A Parental Order will extinguish a surrogate’s legal parentage and grant legal parentage to the intended parents. Without a Parental Order in place, the surrogate will continue to be the child’s legal mother, and the intended parents will not be recognised by the law as being the child’s legal parents. An application will need to … Continued

Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly common way to conceive a child. Over the last decade, the number of people having a child via surrogacy has grown by almost four times. If you are considering having a child via surrogacy then it is important that you know your legal rights. What is surrogacy? Surrogacy is when … Continued

The UK has always been a preferred onshore jurisdiction for high net-worth individuals, as the current regime allows individuals who are resident in the UK but not domiciled in the UK (“non-dom”) to opt in to being taxed on the remittance basis. In short, the remittance basis provides tax relief for non-dom individuals as foreign … Continued

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA) brings the biggest reform to Companies House since it was first established, leading to significant implications for businesses. The legislation generally affects all entities registered with Companies House (including companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and other entities) with the aim of increasing corporate transparency and tackling … Continued

Written by Ashley Quinn and Aphrodite Maratheftis In today’s professional world, stress has become an ever-present companion for many. The workplace, intended to be a space of productivity and growth, often serves as a breeding ground for stressors that can take a toll on mental health and overall well-being. In fact the most common cause … Continued

The King’s Speech on 7 November 2023 proposed reform through the planned Leasehold and Freehold Bill which is due to be put in front of Parliament later this month. The Bill is intended to make it cheaper and easier for more leaseholders to extend their lease, buy their freehold, and take over management of their … Continued