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New Additional Inheritance Tax Exemption on Estates
Under the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (‚ÄúSDLT‚ÄĚ) rules, upon the purchase of residential property no regard is had as to whether the purchaser is an existing property owner for the purposes of calculating the SDLT payable. However, following the recent Budget announcement this is all set to change. From 1 April 2016, any purchase of additional residential property (i.e. in addition to the purchaser‚Äôs main place of residence) will now attract a higher rate of SDLT.
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Hewitt and Gilpin is pleased to announce that we will be taking part in Will Aid this November.
What does this new consumer protection legislation mean for you?
Following new government legislation designed to encourage the generation of low-carbon energy, there has been an increase in the installation of solar panels on the roof spaces on properties in Northern Ireland. But what does this mean for your property?
Taking place from 18th ‚Äď 22nd November 2015, Hewitt & Gilpin is a proud sponsor of the C.S Lewis Festival in East Belfast.
For the third year in a row, Hewitt and Gilpin is delighted to sponsor the Eastside Arts Festival.
Daughter wins ¬£164,000 after decade-long legal battle over will with charities.
Hewitt & Gilpin team complete the 26.2 miles for International Justice Mission, raising over ¬£1,000.
At the invitation of Christian Legacy Hewitt & Gilpin has agreed to continue to support the work of Christian Legacy in 2014 by providing a 10% will-writing discount to those clients presenting a Discount Voucher.
Hewitt & Gilpin is delighted to sponsor the Hewitt & Gilpin Bobby Crilly Classic event hosted by the Phoenix Cycling Club on 15 June 2013.
Hewitt & Gilpin acts for over 300 charities and faith-based organisations and has held a number of events relating to Charities Law over the past few years. As a result of the very positive response to the Charities Event which was organised on 6 June 2013 and was addressed by Diane Dodds MEP, we were very pleased to host a second event at the Park Avenue Hotel, Holywood Road, Belfast on 11 October 2013.
Hewitt & Gilpin is delighted to announce sponsorship of the East Belfast Arts Festival for 2013.
Hewitt & Gilpin is supporting Christian Legacy by providing a 10% will-writing discount to those clients who present a Discount Voucher. This Voucher can be downloaded by visiting the Christian Legacy Website at www.christianlegacy.org.uk.
Diane Dodds MEP was the invited guest of Hewitt & Gilpin Solicitors, Belfast at a recently held workshop focusing on sources of funding for Churches, and the legal obligations facing faith based groups who apply for funding, particularly in light of the continued implementation of the Charities Act (NI) 2008.
Brian Roulston of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution department acted in a Judicial Review for Central Craigavon Limited in a challenging the adoption by the Department of Environment of Draft Planning Policy Statement 5: ‚ÄėRetailing, Town Centres and Commercial Leisure Developments‚Äô (‚Äėdraft PPS5‚Äô).
Hewitt & Gilpin has maintained an active presence in East Belfast for over 30 years and, indeed, a number of its solicitors reside in the area. Hewitt & Gilpin was therefore delighted to join the Holywood Arches Business Association.
Hewitt & Gilpin is very pleased to be involved in the Church Resources Exhibition at the Ramada Hotel, Shaw‚Äôs Bridge, Belfast and has, for the first time, taken a stand at the Exhibition.
Hewitt & Gilpin is delighted to provide sponsorship for a cycling event organised by the Phoenix Cycling Club.
Brian Roulston an associate in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution department acted on behalf of a client in opposing a planning application to build a John Lewis store and associated retail units at Sprucefield, Lisburn.
A child left profoundly disabled as a result of injuries sustained during birth is to receive compensation of ¬£1,460,000.00 plus substantial annual support payments following an admission of clinical negligence by a local Healthcare Trust. A record out of court settlement between the child‚Äôs family and the Defendant Trust was approved by the High Court in Belfast earlier this week.
Hewitt & Gilpin has joined the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) as an associate member.