Wilson Nesbitt News & Updates

Building Society proposes shifting stamp duty to sellers

Building Society proposes shifting stamp duty to sellers

By Lauren Burns Yorkshire Building Society says shifting the stamp duty tax obligation on to sellers would help more first tie buyers in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK... Read more

SMEs encouraged to tackle late invoice payments

By Gillian Crotty Small businesses in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK are being encouraged to tackle late invoice payments in order to safe-guard their long term success. Ten of... Read more

Son of farmer who lacked capacity wins equitable estoppel claim

The courts have awarded sole ownership of a farming business to a farmer's son on the basis that it had been promised to him many years ago, and the son... Read more

Bid for judicial review of buy-to-let tax

By Gary Adair A legal challenge to the tax changes which will affect buy-to-let landlords from next April will come before the Royal Courts of Justice on 6th October. Cherie Booth QC,... Read more

Interest rates could drop to 0.1 per cent by end of year

By Lauren Burns Mortgage borrowers in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK could potentially see their monthly mortgage payments fall further by the end of the year. The Monetary Policy... Read more

Clinical negligence claims against GPs and doctors rose last year

By Gillian Crotty The number of medical negligence claims against GPs and hospital doctor in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK increased by 22 per cent last year according... Read more

Mortgage approvals in July lowest since January 2015

By Lauren Burns Mortgage approvals for remortgagors and home buyers in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK reached a 19-month low in July, the first full month following the... Read more

Increase in employment law advice requests from returning mothers

By Gillian Crotty There has been an increase in the number of women requesting legal advice in respect of problems at work experienced after returning from maternity leave, according to figures... Read more

Northern Ireland women buck UK trend on gender salary gap

By Gillian Crotty A UK wide report suggests that the gender pay gap still shows men earning more than women, except that is in Northern Ireland, where women are on the... Read more

Research looks at care orders in respect of obese children

By Lenore Rice At least 15 councils in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have taken obese children into care or placed them on child protection registers in the... Read more