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Barrister Life Style Blog

Is My Pension Covered By The FSCS?

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this one. It depends on what kind of pension you have. Why is it so complicated? For many people, intuitively pensions are investments; so one might expect them to be covered under FSCS [...]

June 22, 2016 Independent Financial Advice

How to reduce your tax bill using investments

  The obvious route is to use pensions. You can put up to £40,000 in the current year into pensions and get tax relief at your highest marginal rate. You can also go back to the previous 3 years and [...]

June 17, 2016 Independent Financial Advice

Women in the Law Dinner 2016

 Dame Heather Hallett address Women in the Law .  Long Live the Northern Powerhouse of Women in the Law. Women in the Law held yet another glittering dinner on the 26th May 2016 at the Midland Hotel.  With over 100 [...]

June 14, 2016 Life style

Investing in Gold and Silver Bullion

Though occasionally dismissed as a collector’s hobby, gold and silver bullion have been the investment of choice for wealthy individuals, governments and organisations for thousands of years. The value of precious metals has transcended fashion, market trends and even economic [...]

June 13, 2016 Personal Finance & Wealth Management

Who is King Edward VII’s Hospital?

  King Edward VII’s Hospital has had royal patronage for over 100 years, beginning with King Edward VII founded to treat veterans returning from the Boer War. Today the Hospital’s Patron is Her Majesty the Queen, and our President is [...]

April 26, 2016 Health and Beauty

The Bespoke British Pen Collection

  Conway Stewart Churchill 50th Anniversary Edition £499.00 www.bespokebritishpens.co.uk Our commitment to quality and tradition stems from our team’s experience over many years working with some of the most prestigious names in British pen manufacturing – names that are recognised [...]

April 20, 2016 Writing Instruments

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

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

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

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