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Law student Rebecca in-line for national award success

A BPP University Law School student is just one step away from winning a prestigious award as well as a cash prize and a work placement at a top law firm. Rebecca Titus-Cobb, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) student [...]

March 3, 2016 Life style
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Unsettled at the Bar?   Simon Broomer of CareerBalance discusses career options for Barristers

Moving away from the Bar Since CareerBalance was established in 2005, our career coaches have assisted barristers who, for one reason or another have found themselves unable to settle at the self-employed Bar. I am one of a team of [...]

March 3, 2016 Recruitment
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Barristers’ Tax Saving Tips

    The way that barristers are taxed seems to be shrouded in mystery and intrigue but, in reality, the same general rules apply to them as any other self-employed person.  The paramount point is to make sure you keep [...]

February 29, 2016 Independent Financial Advice
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Should you consider investing in private companies?

At Rockpool they believe the answer to this is yes as private company investing sets you free from the “same old” round of main market shares. It offers a real alternative and can be very tax-efficient. However, of course, it [...]

February 9, 2016 Personal Finance & Wealth Management
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Why Barristers Should Seek Professional Assistance With Cashflow Management

  Poor cashflow management is one of the greatest problems for any business, but it is especially concerning for barristers, particularly in the light of cuts to legal aid earnings. This is where assistance from a specialist accounting, tax and [...]

November 16, 2015 Independent Financial Advice
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Ward Wilson Affiliates is pleased to offering Barristers a Tailored annual multi-trip travel insurance.

   Whether it’s booking that long awaited summer getaway or a ski-trip in the Alps, travel insurance should always be on the top of the check list next to passports and foreign currency!  Ward Wilson Affiliates’ (WWA) staff have been [...]

October 28, 2015 Independent Financial Advice, Travel and Leisure
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Caring for Older People in the Coming Decades

Government Ministers have said that with an ever increasing number of older people requiring care in the next decades and beyond, families and volunteers will be needed and should be encouraged to help care. Family care is given by people [...]

October 28, 2015 Private Healthcare
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The 10 most expensive celebrity autographs in 2015

  The new edition of JustCollecting’s PFC40 Autograph Index reveals the 10 most expensive “living” and “dead” celebrity autographs James Dean has the most expensive autograph of any dead or living celebrity, reveals the 2015 edition of the PFC40 Autograph Index, [...]

October 13, 2015 Art and Antiques

Pension Reforms could see Divorcees lose Benefits

The Pension Flexibility 2015 reforms have been active since the 6th April 2015, and look to create a greater degree of autonomy and flexibility in the way people over the age of 55 can access and move their pension pots. [...]

October 12, 2015 Independent Financial Advice
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Financial Considerations of Barristers’ Incorporation

From the start of 2015, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been accepting applications from legal firms wanting to change their status. Those applications, which have primarily been from those who want to set up BSB-regulated businesses – or entities [...]

September 27, 2015 Personal Finance & Wealth Management