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Young Investors Edging into Buy-to-Let Market

It seems that there has been a steady increase in young investors making their way into the buy-to-let investment market. This can be a minefield and needs careful consideration.

Buy to let lawyers London

If you are considering such an investment, contact Richard McConnell or Barry Hellewell.

 

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End in Sight for SFO Investigation into Tchenguiz Bros

The Telegraph reports that property entrepreneur Robert Tchenguiz has been released from bail, leading to a growing belief that the Serious Fraud Office is preparing to drop its long-running investigation of his business activities. Read more in the Telegraph's article here.

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BBA Suggest Ways to Bring Criminal Sanctions against Bad Bankers

An interesting article in the Sunday Telegraph (15 September 2012) reports that the British Bankers' Association has put forward proposals to strengthen criminal sanctions against bankers who break financial conduct rules in a significant repositioning of the organisation, which has previously been seen as the last defender of the City. The full article can be found here.

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New Money Laundering Regulations in Force Soon

Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2012/2298, will be in force on 1 October 2012. These are additional regulations designed to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, and are aimed at (but not exclusively) finance professionals.

If you need anti-money laundering (AML) legal advice contact Siobhain Egan.

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Legal News Updates from our Criminal Defence Lawyers: September

The following are some useful legal news updates from our criminal defence lawyers. Contact us for specialist advice on any of these topics.

Tax Fraud Banker Gets $104m Award

September 13, 2012
The BBC reports that the US Internal Revenue Service has awarded $104m (£65m) to a convicted former banker who informed US tax authorities about overseas tax cheats. See the full article here.

Average Age of First-Time Buyers Now 35

September 11, 2012
The Telegraph reports that the average age of a first-time house buyer has risen to 35, up from 28 just a decade ago, due to rising house prices and reduced levels of savings, according to research. You can read the full article here.
Contact Richard McConnell if you are buying a property for personally tailored service.

Laura Saunsbury Published Once Again in CPSA’s ‘Pull! Magazine’

September 10, 2012
Laura, a regular contributor to Pull! Magazine, has had her most recent article published in this month’s edition.

Siobhain Egan’s Article on Financial Fraud Laws Published in JC

September 10, 2012
Friday’s edition of the Jewish Chronicle features an article written by Siobhain Egan in their Law & Audit supplement, page 62.

Should a Gun Ever be used in Self-Defence?

September 9, 2012
Laura Saunsbury asks this question in her blog.

Retirement Home Group Backs Down On Exit Fees

September 7, 2012
The Telegraph reports that retirement homeowners who face large exit fees when they sell or sublet the property will find their costs cut considerably after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) forced one of the larger providers to curb its fees. Read the full story here.

Turkey Tycoon’s Children in Will Row with Mistress

September 7, 2012
The wish of Norfolk turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews to leave his £12million Saint Tropez villa to his secret French mistress is thwarted by his children. Both the BBC and the Telegraph report on this story.

Graduates Will Drive the Return of First-Time Buyers

September 7, 2012
According to a study, the first-time buyer share of the housing market could increase over the next year, driven by a wave of university graduates trying to get on the property ladder with their parents’ help. The Telegraph has the full story here.

Global Curbs Loom on Offshore Corporate Tax Avoidance

September 7, 2012
Reuters reports that cash-strapped governments are keen to replenish their coffers, and international bodies such as the OECD are stepping up efforts to claw back revenue lost when companies shift profit overseas to cut their tax bills. Read the full article here.

Sex Register Appeals Introduced

September 7, 2012
The BBC report that convicted sex offenders now have the right to appeal against having to register with the police for life. To read the article click here.

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