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Personal Injury Discount Rate Reduced: Insurance Premium Reduction To Come?

Mark Ellis
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In August, discount rates will be reduced in personal injury claims. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitor Mark Ellis explains the Lord Chancellor's update and the effects on insurance premiums...  The Lord Chancellor recently issued a...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Raise Over £3,000 For Hartlepool Hospice In 'Make A Will Month 2019'

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Throughout May 2019, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors took part in the Alice House Hospice’s annual Make a Will Month Campaign, this year raising over £3,000 for the North East appeal. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's  Wills...

"Why Is My Solicitor So Nosey?"

John Ellwood
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Do you feel your solicitor is being too nosey? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm  Partner John Ellwood offers enlightenment on the question... “Solicitors are inherently nosey. They are always poking into people’s businesses for...

Choosing Wedding Gifts From A Tax Perspective

Helen Dexter
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Summer means wedding season is back in fashion and with it comes a raft of gift ideas. But as Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm explain, remember to think about inheritance tax when choosing! With wedding season on the horizon, the planning of...

Do We Live In A 'Compensation Culture'?

John Hall
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Everyone will have read articles in the press or come across news items on the radio and television informing us that we live in ‘a compensation culture ’. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's experienced Personal Injury and Negligence Partner ...

Making A Will: How Can I Add A Charity Donation To My Will?

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Other than the obvious rewards, what are the benefits of including a charity in your will ? Tilly Bailey & Irvine assist clients across Teesside and explain more about how your ‘legacy’ can help others…. The...

Personal Injury: How To Claim Against Dog Attacks

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They say a dog is a man's best friend, but that isn't always the case. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm's Personal Injury solicitors  explain how to approach a claim if you are victim to dog attacks..... The UK is a nation of dog...

Changes To Entrepreneurs' Relief And The Impact Of "Alphabet Shares": Make Sure Your Articles Comply

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Entrepreneurs’ relief is often a key consideration for owner-managed businesses when it comes to planning an owner’s exit from the business. Tilly Bailey & Irvine have a legal update..... Following the Budget in Autumn 2018, the...

Christmas Gifts: From An Inheritance Tax Perspective....

Helen Dexter
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With Christmas getting ever closer, many people will have finished their shopping and have all the presents wrapped. Tilly Bailey & Irvine partner Helen Dexter says now is a good time therefore to think about gifts from an inheritance tax ...

What The Government's Probate Fee Increase Means

Jessica Morton
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The Government has announced it will go ahead with plans to raise probate fees on bigger estates. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s specialist private client solicitor Jessica Morton explains more on the so-called 'death tax'. Justice...

Strong Legal 500 Rankings For Tilly Bailey & Irvine

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine law firm has again been recognised as one of the North East’s leading legal practices in The Legal 500 Guide 2018. We act for individual and business clients across the region from offices in Hartlepool , Wynyard , ...

Rescuing Clients From A Solicitor Into Liquidation

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Picture it; The law firm you are using suddenly goes into liquidation, so what do you do next? Gemma Tunney and  Tilly Bailey & Irvine ’s Personal Injury team have stepped in for this very scenario, and here’s what happened…. ...

The Recent Stock Market Correction: Why Did It Happen?

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As I have said on previous occasions to clients, corrections happen from time to time. Particularly in the US, the market had gone up in virtually a straight line since August 2017, rising 16% in just over four months. When this sort of rise happens and...

An Overview Of Global Economic Activity & Valuations

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For the first time in a while, we seem to have some degree of reasonable and synchronised growth in all geographic and sectors of the world economy. The US and Canada, continental Europe, Asia (including China, India and Japan) along with many emerging...

Peter Jackson Explains The Stock Market

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Global stock and bond markets have had a good twelve months and many of them are at all time highs. From here, will they go higher or will there be falls or a correction? In stockmarket parlance, a correction is generally considered to be a pullback of 10%...

We Take A Look At President Trump & His Policies

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Why have the US (and other) stock markets gone up since the election against all odds? Markets can be very fickle. The rise since the US election day has taken nearly all pundits by surprise.   In the cold light of day investors woke up and first of...

Landmark Ruling Against Discrimination For Unmarried Couples

Helen Dexter
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Last week five judges in the Supreme Court found in favour of Denise Brewster, a lady who claimed that she should receive the pension of her late partner who had died two days after they had got engaged. Ms Brewster’s partner, Lenny McMullan, had...

How OPEC Affects The Oil Price & Some Consequences.

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As I am sure you are aware, OPEC met at the end of November and, led by Saudi Arabia, has agreed to cuts in oil production. Certain non – OPEC countries such as Russia (which is up there with the US and Saudi Arabia, as the world’s largest...

Is It The End Of The Road For Quantitative Easing?

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In early August, in response to fears of a slowdown or a possible mild technical recession in the UK because of Brexit, the Bank of England cut interest rates from 0.5%, where they had been for seven years, to 0.25%. In addition, the bank announced an extra...

Why Should You Invest In A Stocks & Shares ISA?

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During this tax year, everyone over the age of 16 and who is UK resident can put up to £15,240 into an ISA. This annual allowance will rise to a generous £20,000 in April 2017. Stocks and shares ISAs have tax advantages that are worth...

Interest Rates - Lower For Even Longer

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Bank of England base rates here in the UK are likely to stay “lower for longer”, as the phrase goes. Indeed, they are likely to be unchanged at 0.5% in this calendar year and market expectations on balance are now for a reduction. Interest rates...