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Welcome to our February newswire

Welcome to the February edition of Mander Hadley’s monthly newswire, designed to keep you up to date with what is happening in our firm, along with our latest service developments.


Mander Hadley is one of the most well established law firms in Coventry and Warwickshire, with an enviable reputation. Whilst we are proud of our heritage, we are also a vibrant, forward thinking firm. Please see our brochure or click on the above tabs to read all about our services.

We hope you enjoy reading our newswire and find it informative. We are always interested to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or would like more information about any of the issues in this newswire, please contact us by telephoning 024 7663 1212 or 01926 857631 or emailing enquiries@manderhadley.co.uk.

  Mander Hadley appoints new Director

Elizabeth Jennings

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Jennings, a solicitor in our Commercial Property and Charities department, has now joined the firm’s board.

Elizabeth joined Mander Hadley in 2004 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2006, focusing on commercial law throughout her time with the firm.

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  Mander Hadley lend their backing to Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid


We are delighted to announce that we have lent our backing to the city’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.

With initial bids expected to be submitted to the government this spring, Mander Hadley Solicitors has joined the 2021 Club, a coalition of Coventry businesses who are backing the city’s bid.

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Have you made or reviewed your Will ahead of April’s Inheritance Tax nil-rate band changes?

Caroline Dobson

A new additional nil-rate band of £100,000 for inheritance tax on main residences, when bequeathed to a direct descendent, is set to come into effect from April 2017.

In 2018, 2019 and 2020, this will rise to £125,000, £150,000 and £175,000 respectively, before rising in line with Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in subsequent years.

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  Charities and universities call for greater awareness of LPAs

Kate Newbold

Charities and universities across the UK are encouraging people to consider setting up a lasting power of attorney (LPA) as the number of people diagnosed with dementia in the UK rises rapidly.

New research from the Alzheimer’s Society suggests that the number of dementia sufferers in the country is likely to increase by 156 per cent between now and 2021.

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  Look before you leap into a limited company arrangement - landlords are warned


Buy-to-let landlords who are considering transferring their property interests into a limited company set-up, would be well advised to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of doing so before taking such a step.

Many landlords have already taken the decision to set up a limited company because of the tax efficiencies available to them.

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  Directors pursue unfair dismissal in landmark case

Amanda Hyam

Two directors have been granted permission by an Employment Tribunal to bring a case for unfair dismissal against a company controlled by the former Secretary of State for Health, Stephen Dorrell.

Despite the fact that the original company they worked for is now insolvent, the Tribunal ruled that employees can sue the new business “born out of the ashes” of the one that employed them and where there is “commonality” of ownership between the two.

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