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First gender pay gap reports

As the first gender pay gap reports came streaming in, with many just making the deadline, it raised the question of what happens to those that failed to make the deadline. What sanctions, if any, will companies face?

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9 Apr 2018
Melrose and UK Government work on finalising commitments

After the offer for GKN was declared unconditional, Melrose and the Government are on a tight deadline to agree the terms and conditions with the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Nicholas Brown, partner in our planning and infrastructure team, comments on the likelihood of the Government blocking the deal.

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9 Apr 2018
Residential property dispute – Culliford and another v Thorpe

Property analysis: Discussing the judgment in Culliford and another v Thorpe, Simon Painter, partner and head of property litigation at Bircham Dyson Bell, and Helen Fry, a solicitor in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department, say the case provides an example of how the doctrines of common intention constructive trust and proprietary estoppel can be successfully argued in the 21st century.

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5 Apr 2018
Tax advantages from marriage?

A reader of the Financial Times asks what tax advantages there are from being married to their partner who they have lived with for 25 years. Matthew Braithwaite, partner in our private wealth team, discusses the implications of marriage on inheritance tax and wills. The full article is available in Financial Times.

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4 Apr 2018
BDB’s first year in Cambridge

Given that it’s been going for just a year, Bircham Dyson Bell knows its way round Cambridge rather well.

This sense of embeddedness is at least partly due to the fact that head of the Cambridge office, Simon Burson, and fellow partners James Stephen and Duncan Walker, have long been working in the city.

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3 Apr 2018