The changes the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024 introduces

Following Rishi Sunak’s announcement that a general election will be held on Thursday, 4 July, there are certain bills that were making their way through Parliament that have survived the “wash-up” before Parliament is prorogued. The long...

Portugal shuts down the Expression of Interest visa route for migrants

The Portuguese Government has approved the revocation of the “expression of interest” route enabling non-EU foreign nationals to travel to Portugal under a tourist visa, obtain employment and then submit an “expression of interest”...

A Guide to the Self-Employed Visa in Spain for non-EU citizens

Spain has one of the world’s largest economies with investment, domestic growth and tourism continuing to deliver a positive momentum surpassing the Eurozone and EU averages. Spain has been proactive in introducing visa routes for foreign...

The Advantages of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) Explained

If your company is in the position of not being able to pay its debts, do not wait until a third party takes hostile action against you. There are steps you can take that may help to get the company into a solvent position again. The sooner you...

Phishing and Spoofing, the New Frontier of Banking Scams

With digitalisation, the possibility of online scams by cybercriminals is becoming increasingly common. One of the main practices carried out by these individuals is undoubtedly banking phishing, a fraudulent technique executed through messages, emails, or...

Is your Company facing Insolvency? Administration may Save the Day

The recent challenges facing businesses have made it a hard road to survive for some, particularly in the retail sector. The unprecedented circumstance of a pandemic leading to lockdown could not have been predicted or planned for, the economic crisis...

Understanding Compensation Claims for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) have been known for centuries, mainly recognised as arising in a combat situation. Identified by varying names from shell shock and battle fatigue to V ent du Boulet ( cannonball...

How to limit the potential for a Contract Dispute to Arise

Every business transaction is different, even when the same parties are involved. The expectations and obligations related to a transaction should be clearly set out in the contract.  Contract disputes can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging...

How to Ensure that your Global Assets are received by your Beneficiaries of Choice when you are Domiciled in Europe

As the concept of globalisation continues to expand for both commerce and individuals, British nationals far more frequently decide to retire to a European country such as Spain, Italy, Portugal or Greece. The attraction of a warm year-round climate,...

Relocating from Britain to France: the Legal Framework and Benefits

France is the UK’s nearest European neighbour and allure of French culture, cuisine, and scenic landscapes has captivated many British nationals for many decades. The close proximity to the UK makes France a highly attractive place to relocate to...

Security of Costs - a Powerful Instrument in Litigation

Once a claimant decides to initiate proceedings, they inevitably incur legal costs, which they choose to undertake. Unless the defendant promptly admits culpability, they are compelled to defend the matter, thus inevitably incurring legal costs. A...

Would you like to own a Property in Spain?

For decades British nationals have gravitated to Spain for both annual holidays and to re-locate in Spain. The friendly life-style, wonderful beaches and climate together with a far more affordable cost of living as well as the excellent year-round...

Italy Welcomes Digital Nomads - How to apply for the Visa

Italy has finally opened its doors to digital nomads. The recent joint decree, signed by the Ministry of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, Tourism, and Labour, has defined the procedures and requirements for applying for the visa dedicated to workers who wish...

Proposed Changes to the Golden Visa in Spain

In an announcement made by Pedro Sánchez, the president of Spain on Monday 8 April, the highly popular Golden Visa, acquired by investment in residential real estate is to be withdrawn. The Golden Visa, introduced by several European countries...

Mediation - Navigating Disputes with Constructive Conflict Resolution

Commercial disputes are always an unwelcome intervention in day-to-day business for any company. Prompt settlement of invoices ensures that a business can trade effectively. When there is a default or a dispute and payments are delayed, it may...

Holiday Hotspots in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece are introducing new laws to curb Tourist Misconduct

The sun-soaked beaches, rich historical sites, and vibrant cultures draws millions of tourists to Europe each year but local communities grapple with the negative impact of unruly tourist behaviour that impacts on their lifestyles and...

Guide to buying a Property in Spain

As summer approaches many people plan to head off to Spain for their annual holiday. The lure of the sunny climate and the relaxed lifestyle and friendly environment has drawn large numbers of British nationals to relocate, retire or simply enjoy regular...

The Home Office's attempts to limit Net Migration impacts on Ukrainian families

At the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Home Office swiftly implemented a range of measures to assist Ukrainian families to be able to come to the UK as a safe haven. Equally swiftly (and unexpectedly) the Home Office has rescinded and...

The Democratic Memory Law in Spain is extended - Descendants of Franco's exiles can apply for Spanish Citizenship

Pedro Sánchez’ government enacted the Democratic Memory Law in October 2022 which enabled the descendants of Spanish parents and grandparents who were exiled under Franco’s fascist dictatorship to apply for Spanish citizenship. The...

UK and EU Dispute Resolution - How to deal with Cross-border debt in Europe

All businesses know the importance of prompt payment of invoices within your trading terms. Taking swift action against a debtor is essential to limit the damage unauthorised credit may do to your business. Following Brexit cross-border debt, where the...
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