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Family firms warned to plan succession or risk cash woes

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Family businesses that trade as partnerships or sole traders are being urged to plan ahead in case a founding member dies, as it can trigger rules that freeze assets. Tax and trusts expert Gary Priest is concerned sole traders and family businesses in the...

Legal experts named in elite legal list

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Specialist lawyers from a Midlands law firm have been named among the best in the UK by a respected industry referral guide. Legal experts from mfg Solicitors are named in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 – with 32 lawyers individually...

Workshop will offer employers help to avoid gig economy pitfalls

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Businesses across the Midlands are being offered help to avoid being fined for wrongly classifying staff when employing casual or gig economy workers. Law firm mfg Solicitors has warned businesses they need to be abreast of the latest regulations concerning...

Kidderminster legal duo saddle up for virtual charity cycle

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Two Wyre Forest solicitors swapped their briefs for lycra as they saddled up for a bike ride to raise £500 for charity. Tom Evans and Jack Morley, from Kidderminster law firm mfg Solicitors, led a team of lawyers who cycled over 190 miles without even...

Parents warned on tax liability for gifts to children

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Parents who have gifted property to their children are being warned they could be landing their loved ones with a future hefty tax bill. Tax expert Gary Priest, a partner at leading Midlands law firm mfg Solicitors, has issued the alert – saying that...

Landowners warned over option agreements

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Landowners who are considering granting developers the option to buy their property in return for a fee are being warned there is “no turning back”. Agricultural affairs expert Tom Bell, from law firm mfg Solicitors, said farmers and other rural...

Lawyer courts corporate success as training is completed

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One of Worcestershire’s brightest legal talents is celebrating after completing his training contract with a leading county firm. Lawyer Jack Morley has qualified as a solicitor after successfully concluding his training with mfg Solicitors –...

Ludlow lawyer joins charity Hands Together as a trustee

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A respected Ludlow lawyer has joined the board of trustees at a local charity which supports vulnerable people. Janna Vigar, from Corve Street-based mfg Solicitors, is now one of nine trustees at Ludlow charity, Hands Together. The group raises funds to...

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