John P Hagan Solicitors , JPH LAW Solicitors Portadown on FARMING: Tribunal confirms CGT relief may be lost on land let out for grazing Farmers who let out land for grazing are not entitled to agricultural capital gains tax (CGT) relief unless they retain some occupancy of the land and undertake responsibility for maintaining it,…

JPH LAW Property News  Property fraud on the rise The Sunday Times highlights a recent rise in cases of conveyancing fraud, where criminals attempt to “steal” a home, most commonly by selling or mortgaging it without the owner’s knowledge. In the year to March 2016, the Metropolitan Police received 1,029 reports of rental fraud, totalling…

 JPHLAW NEWS  Taxman forces lawyers and accountants to divulge client details British tax investigators hit lawyers and accountants with nearly 1,500 demands last year for information about existing or former clients, it emerged today. The production orders – which have sounded alarm bells over professional privilege with lawyers – were issued by Revenue and Customs’…

 JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown Litigation News

Death during divorce costs widow £6m A widow wants the High Court to make legal history by rewriting her husband’s will to make “reasonable provision” for her. Mrs Vindis claims she would have received half his £12m estate had her husband not died during divorce proceedings. Mr Vindis’s will left her with just £36,000 while…

 JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown Litigation News 500 Britons sue over holiday-home timeshare scheme – The Times Nearly 500 Britons who own holiday homes are going to court today to try to recover millions of pounds in alleged damages in a dispute over the operation of a European timeshare scheme. A High Court judge in London will…

JPHLAW Solicitors Legal News School Bullying   Father looks to make UK legal history A father is seeking to make UK legal history by suing his daughter’s school for the cost of sending her to self-defence classes to help protect her from bullies. The unnamed parent is taking Thorns Community College in Stourbridge, West Midlands,…

JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown Farming Law News :  No exemption for farmers from duty to register ownership Farmers are included in the new legal obligation to maintain a public register of people with significant (PSC) control of a business, under new rules that came into force on 6 April. family members with small shareholdings may still…