Corporate & Commercial

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP’s corporate department offers full service corporate, banking and commercial cover and is able to advise on all aspects of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance, regulatory, investment funds, asset management and listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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22 March 2024
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Dispute Resolution

The dispute resolution department at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution generally, gained from acting in complex local and international high-value disputes, both in Guernsey and throughout the world.

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22 March 2024
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Property

The Guernsey property department is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet and exceed clients’ expectations. In addition, the property department provides support to colleagues in the corporate and dispute resolution departments on real estate-related technical points of law.

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22 March 2024
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UK Real Estate

We are delighted to help in relation to providing legal advice for real estate in England and Wales. We listen. We learn what your needs are. We proactively respond. Whether it’s personal or commercial property, we always provide sound and pragmatic advice, adding value to the transaction.

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10 July 2024
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Private Client

Our services for private client matters include the drafting of realty and personalty wills, obtaining Grants of Probate, acting as professional executors and assisting foreign lawyers who have requirements in this jurisdiction.

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22 March 2024
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In April 2022, the Capacity (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “Law”) came into force, enabling a person (“Donor”)  to appoint an Attorney (or Attorneys)…

Today sees the announcement of the much-awaited Spring Budget 2024, from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

Given that a General Election needs to be held before 31 January 2025, there has already been much commentary as to what the budget may or may not contain.

Early views suggest that it is not necessarily a budget of great surprises, designed for the electorate and painting the incumbent Government in the most positive fiscal light.

From a UKRE property perspective, we at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP can report some key points, in no particular order of importance:-

  • On property taxes, the Chancellor has reduced the higher capital gains tax rate on property from 28% to 24%;
  • The previous stamp duty relief for people buying more than one dwelling has been abolished;
  • Tax breaks are being removed for second homeowners to let out furnished properties to holiday makers rather than to long-term tenants (and which has historically been a popular step);
  • The abolition of the UK non-domicile tax status; and which will have wide reaching implications; and
  • On more general housing, the Chancellor has allocated £242m of investments in Barking Riverside and Canary Wharf. Here, he says, nearly 8,000 homes will be built “as well as transforming Canary Wharf into a new hub for life science companies“.

By way of short summary, the following has also been announced:

  • Inflation has been predicted to reach two per cent over summer 2024;
  • From April ,1 the VAT registration threshold will increase from £85,000 to £90,000;
  • A series of levelling-up measures includes £100m for areas including High Peak, Dundee, Conwy, Erewash, Redditch and Coventry to support “cultural projects“;
  • Scotland will receive an extra £300m, Wales £170m and Northern Ireland £100m under the Barnett devolved funding formula;
  • An additional £6bn has been allocated for the NHS, including £2.5bn this year;
  • The sum of £105m has been earmarked over next four years to building 50 new special free schools;
  • There has been a provision for £75m for ‘hotspot policing’;
  • Fuel duty will be frozen for another 12 months;
  • A six-month extension has been granted to the Household Support Fund;
  • Alcohol duty will be frozen;
  • There will be a new tax on vapes and a one-off rise in tobacco duty;
  • The energy profits levy will be extended until 2029;
  • A new British Savings Bond will be introduced with a guaranteed rate, fixed for three years;
  • A new British ISA has been launched, allowing an additional £5,000 investments in UK equity to be made each year;
  • The sum of £45m has been budgeted for medical charities, including £3m for Cancer Research UK; and
  • The sum of £1m has been pledged for a memorial to honour Muslims who died in two World Wars.

From our UK Real Estate standpoint, we welcome adapting to any changes in the economic landscapes to act in the best interests of our clients.

Through our excellent intermediary working relationships, we are able to successfully deliver service excellence and in so doing, placing our clients in the strongest possible position.

If you need any further information or legal advice, including conveyancing of a property in England, please contact our designated UKRE team Anna Douglass, Alastair Hargreaves, Caren Vidamour and Naledi Odiseng, who will be delighted to assist.