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Our opinion on the legal world and how it could affect you

Is inheritance tax reform on the horizon?

Blog / 31st Oct 2019

Recently, Chancellor Sajid Javid hinted at a cut to inheritance tax. Thomas Rimmington, head of private client and tax specialist at Brown Turner Ross solicitors based in Merseyside discusses what this means.

Brexit Impact on Commercial Property in Merseyside

Blog / 23rd Oct 2019

Kevin Ross, director at Brown Turner Ross, looks at Brexit and the impact on the commercial property sector in Merseyside.

Is world heritage status killing Liverpool’s office market?

Blog / 12th Sep 2019

With restrictions such as a “skyline policy for tall buildings", some claim this is restricting Liverpool’s ability to provide appropriate Grade A office space.

Labour’s ‘garden tax’ and whether you’ll need to sell your home

Blog / 17th Jul 2019

Kevin Ross, director at Brown Turner Ross, looks at the recent report commissioned by the Labour Party and the impact their new housing policies could have on the market.

Divorce law shake up will reduce tensions for families

Blog / 26th Jun 2019

The Government is currently progressing the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which has been making headlines as the “no-fault” divorce law.

Mayor Joe Anderson vs Developers on leasehold homes - should developers be banned from Liverpool?

Blog / 22nd May 2019

News that Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson has banished developer Countryside from building homes in Liverpool once again brings to the foreground the issue of buying leasehold properties.

What are the pitfalls of buying off plan?

Blog / 18th Apr 2019

With the demand to live in the city fuelling an increase in new developments, what are the pitfalls of buying off plan? Kevin Ross, director at Brown Turner Ross explains.

A new law is coming that means you can take your landlord to court for housing disrepair issues

Blog / 14th Mar 2019

The Homes Bill will come into force on March 20th. For the first time, the new law gives tenants the power to take unlawful landlords to court if their homes are in a dangerous and unacceptable condition.

Unmarried partners entitled to benefit from their late partner’s pensions

Blog / 20th Dec 2018

From now on unmarried cohabitants will be entitled to benefit from their late partner’s pension if they die, irrespective of whether they have been nominated as a beneficiary.

Divorce law - is fit for the current age, or is it time for a change?

Blog / 04th Oct 2018

Following the recent decision in the UK Supreme Court in the case of Owens v Owens [2018],