On 15th March 2017 the Supreme Court reached a final decision in the above case. This is a landmark case, as it is the first case of it’s kind (concerning the Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act 1975) to reach the Supreme Court, being the highest court in the land.
The annual celebration of Portsmouth’s community of property professionals which took place at The Royal Maritime Club at the end of last month has been heralded a great success by organisers, guests and sponsor Verisona Law.
On Friday 24th February, over 200 people representing surveyors, estate agents, professional services and property developers gathered in the Trafalgar Ballroom of The Royal Maritime Club for the Portsmouth Property Association’s Annual Charity Dinner.
Dressed in black tie and evening dress, assembled guests including the Lord Mayor Councillor David Fuller, enjoyed a three course meal and a variety of speeches, including a highly entertaining address from Guest Speaker, The Right Honourable Michael Portillo.
The evening also raised over £4,600 for twelve local charities including the Portsmouth Autism Support Network, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth Neonatal Unit and the Portsmouth Family Welfare Association.
‘The PPA Charity Dinner is always a great opportunity for members of the local property industry to get together before the year starts to get busy,’ says Michael Dyer, Chairman and Head of Corporate & Commercial at Verisona Law.
‘2017 is going to be an interesting year as the process of Brexit begins, so never has there been a more important time for associations such as the PPA to come together and share thoughts, experience and advice.’
Leading Portsmouth legal firm, Verisona Law, has strengthened its Commercial Property & Development Team with the appointment of solicitor, Amy Stamp.
The nominations have been made, shortlists announced and the date is drawing near for the biggest event in Portsmouth’s corporate calendar, The News Business Excellence Awards, where Versiona Law will be announcing the ‘Overall Business of the Year 2017’.
As the go-to firm for both residential and commercial property matters in the city, Verisona Law is looking forward to the Portsmouth Property Association’s Annual Charity Dinner for which it is the main sponsor.
Companies which use short-term contracts and freelancers instead of full-time employees are reeling from shock news that could jeopardise the UK’s growing ‘Gig Economy’.
This month, the Institute of Fiscal Studies published a report showing that the wealth of those over the age of 80 increased by 45% between 2003 and 2013, leaving experts to predict that number of people paying inheritance tax will rise sharply.
Families who have discovered over the course of Christmas festivities that ageing relatives and loved ones are starting to struggle, are being invited to a free event to find out more about support that is available.
Barchester Healthcare is partnering with local specialists in finance, property and law, as well as the Seniors Advice Agency and Alzheimer’s Society, to host an event at the company’s spectacular new residential care home, The Fernes, in Fareham which will offer expert advice and guidance in planning for the future.
‘We receive a lot of enquiries straight after Christmas about concerns families have for loved ones they have visited over the holiday,’ explains Hayley Beeching, Senior Associate at Verisona Law who belongs to Solicitors for the Elderly and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and will be attending the event.
‘It is inevitable that if people move away and have busy lives, time can pass between visiting relatives and any deterioration in their ability to look after themselves is much more noticeable and, in some cases, even shocking.’
‘We wanted to provide the opportunity for people to do something to set their minds at rest during the holidays and visiting relatives are likely to still be in the area. People should feel welcome to simply drop in for an informal chat about their concerns.’
‘Care Solutions at the Fernes’ will take place on Wednesday 28th December between 10.00am and 4.00pm at The Fernes Care Home, 6 Samuel Mortimer Close, Fareham PO15 5NZ. For more information, contact General Manager Catherine Bezer on 01329 443600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Portsmouth’s leading legal practice Verisona Law has announced new appointments to both commercial and private client areas of the firm.