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Regulatory Issues

Inheritance Disputes Increase

Friday, April 28, 2017

Our Litigation Team reports an increase of claims made by disgruntled beneficiaries, which may be linked to the publicity of the Mitson and Ilott case and general awareness about challenging a Will.  Peter Hastings comments “The purpose of the Inheritance … Click to read more…

Increase in Probate Fees Abandoned

Friday, April 21, 2017

We recently wrote an article detailing the changes to the probate fees in England and Wales that have been proposed for May 2017. We are pleased to report that this increase in probate fees has now been abandoned in light … Click to read more…

Prison and Courts Services Bill Scrapped

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The leader of the House of Commons has made an announcement that The Prisons and Courts Bill has been scrapped, as parliament seeks to conclude as much business in advance of being dissolved before the general election, on the 8th … Click to read more…

Vehicle detained by Border Force

Yet again a rapid and decisive response from the Commercial Litigation team has helped support a client in a very difficult situation. Peter Hastings explained “I received instructions on a Thursday evening from a company whose vehicle had been impounded … Click to read more…


Administration of Alcohol Duty

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

There are around 8,000 businesses who transact with HMRC each year and pay alcohol duty of £10.5 billion annually. At present the payment rules vary for different categories of drinks produced (e.g. beer, wine, spirits and cider), and a growing … Click to read more…

Rogers & Norton obtain crucial AWRS injunction

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rogers & Norton have recently achieved a major success in relation to the newly implemented Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme (AWRS). Having successfully assisted clients with their applications for AWRS, HMRC refused a client’s application. At short notice, we obtained an … Click to read more…

Change to Insolvency Rules

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Insolvency Rules 2016 came into force on 6 April 2017. With an estimated 14,000 companies in England and Wales going through an insolvency procedure each year, and as each of those will usually have a long list of creditors … Click to read more…


Helping an industry see the wood for the trees

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rogers & Norton are delighted to be helping support the Music Industry Association and their members, with the issues surrounding the importation of musical instruments containing rosewood and ivory. They are carrying our details on their website advising that we … Click to read more…