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Top tips for Americans purchasing UK residential property

06 Oct 2020
The UK residential property market is currently experiencing high levels of activity as buyers look to take advantage of the temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax reduction. James Radcliffe (who specialises in tax planning for Americans living in the UK) set outs his top tips to be aware of for US citizens considering the UK housing market.
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Duty calls

04 Sep 2020
As is well known, a professional such as an engineer or architect can owe a duty of care in tort (that is, not based upon a contractual relationship) to a third party. The precise circumstances in which such a duty of care arises are obviously heavily fact-specific but some general guidelines have been established in a number of cases. What is the position however if the third party who relies on the work supplied by the professional does not in fact exist at the time the work was supplied?