There is good news this morning, as we learn that the controversial plans to increase probate fees in May have (for now) been scrapped.
TV auctioneer and antique valuer, John Cameron, took time out of his busy schedule to talk about his inspirational career at the bi-monthly breakfast meeting of Verisona Law’s ‘Portsmouth Young Professionals’.
SFE Versiona Law, Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
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.