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Paul Sutton

What is a security trustee?

A security trustee is a person or corporate entity which holds security for the benefit of others. The security involved may comprise a charge over property, a debenture over the assets and undertaking of a company, a bank account charge or a combination of other types of security for the performance of obligations. Security trustees are often used …
Paul Sutton

A KPMG story: the two worst days of my professional life

This is a story about the time shortly after I joined KPMG’s law firm in the early 2000s. It’s a true story, although my mind seems to have blanked a lot of the details, possibly because of the trauma of it all. At the time, I was a “Senior Solicitor” in KPMG’s law firm (then called “KLegal”). I was on the extremely painful track for promotion …
Paul Sutton

New: LCN Legal’s training programme for tax, finance and property professionals

LCN Legal has announced its new legal training programme for tax, finance and property professionals. Full details are available here. Here are some testimonials from two of our previous workshops: We offer legal training on the following subjects: Group reorganisations and corporate structures Property investment structures and joint ventures Buying …
Paul Sutton

Stamp Duty Land Tax to be reduced

This article has been kindly contributed by Jeremy McGivern, the founder of Mercury Homesearch. Jeremy specialises in sourcing luxury homes in prime central London, especially Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Marylebone and St James’s. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been raised significantly in the last …