In the lead-up to the upcoming general election, there's a buzz about potential changes to the inheritance tax landscape in the UK. The Conservatives are contemplating a bold move: scrapping inheritance tax altogether. This tax, often label...Read more
The United Kingdom (UK) hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, drawn by its rich array of attractions, from Stonehenge to the British Museum. Whether for tourism, business, short courses, or family visits, the demand for UK visi...Read more
At Ronald Fletcher Baker, we pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date information to our clients, especially when it involves making significant financial decisions. It's why we're incredibly excited to bring to your attention an up...Read more
"The firm has exceptional solicitors at all level. When you instruct a solicitor at RFB you feel the full force of the team supporting you."
We’re thrilled to announce that The Legal 500 has recommended Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP in all...Read more
The issue of service outside the jurisdiction is always a core consideration for any party looking to bring transnational litigation. CPR 6.33(2B)(b) introduced in April 2021 sought to provide a pathway for parties to serve proceedings with...Read more
In a year filled with commitments and ambitions, our firm, alongside my partners, Mustafa Abbas, Ali Chouhdry, and Afsheen Nasr, embarked on a remarkable journey to the heart of innovation and transformation — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The oc...Read more
In today's fast-paced world of online content creation, a remarkable trend is emerging – young influencers are taking centre stage. These budding internet stars, often best understood by their fellow Gen Z enthusiasts, amass huge followin...Read more
UK Supreme Court answers the question: When considering Section 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996 - What’s the “matter”?
On 20 September 2023, the Supreme Court (Lords Hodge, Lloyd-Jones, Hamblen, Leggatt and Richards) handed down...Read more
Whilst the percentage of people writing their own Wills has decreased in recent years, the range of online resources that invites people to write their own ‘DIY Will’ remains widely accessible.
The recent case of Ingram and Whitfield v...Read more
In this article, we delve into the compelling question of whether social class should be recognised as a protected characteristic. Presently, we'll examine the current legal landscape and explore the potential impact of extending protection...Read more
Renowned for its globally acclaimed education sector, the United Kingdom (UK) extends a warm invitation to all those who are wishing to develop their academic skills. It is home to distinguished, global leading educational institutions, wel...Read more
Promoting products or events through social media platforms presents a formidable challenge, particularly for social media managers operating within limited budgets. Amidst this challenge, memes emerge as a budget-friendly approach to skilf...Read more
Although they can often be demonised as simple tax avoidance schemes, well-ordered offshore trusts can be a valuable form of asset management and protection. However, leading cases in the English courts have highlighted both the benefits an...Read more
Success in the Employment Tribunal in an Unfair Dismissal and Wrongful Dismissal claim
Ronald Fletcher Baker's Employment Team recently achieved a resounding victory on behalf of a client who had suffered unfair and wrongful dismissal. No...Read more
The Hidden Dangers of Cohabitation: What Happens if You Die Without a Will?
Rights of Cohabitees: What You Need to Know
Last year the UK government rejected recommendations to reform the current position on cohabitation law and decided ...Read more
Ronald Fletcher Baker’s Immigration Team presents a concise overview of the process for businesses to obtain and maintain a UK sponsorship licence.
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UK Sponsorship Licences: What are they and how do I obtain one for ...Read more
Lessons in Freedom of Expression and Equality Laws from Higgs v Farmor's School
Can an employer dismiss an employee for controversial social media posts? Do contentious views enjoy protection under equality laws, and can they give rise t...Read more
Tenant Evictions: A Guide for Landlords in England
This FAQ guide aims to provide answers to frequently asked questions in relation to possession of residential properties let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies in England for private landlor...Read more
We are delighted to share the news of our client, UK Business College (‘UKBC’) in successfully achieving registration with the Office for Students (‘OfS’). This accomplishment is a testament to the unwavering dedication and legal ex...Read more
Last week, amidst an atmosphere brimming with joy and nostalgia, our firm gathered at the illustrious Natural History Museum to commemorate a remarkable milestone: 75 years of unwavering commitment, dedication, and success. This gra...Read more
Trademarks come in various forms, often appearing as images (such as the iconic Nike Tick logo/figurative trademark) or catchy phrases (like Nike's famous "Just Do It" motto/literal trademark). Before a logo obtains trademark regis...Read more
Ronald Fletcher Baker celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Over nearly eight decades, it has undergone an incredible journey from a small, mostly criminal practice operating out of an office in Stoke Newington, to the full-service lea...Read more
Managing Partner Rakeebah Rahim shortlisted twice in Outstanding Women Leaders
LONDON – Law firm Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP (RFB) has been shortlisted for three major awards. Managing Partner Rakeebah Rahim and paralegal Peter Smith hav...Read more
The Supreme Court has recently handed down two judgments with important consequences for residential landlords and managing agents, as set out below.
Aviva Investors Ground Rent GP Ltd and another -v- Williams and others  UKSC 6
Ronald Fletcher Baker is set to bring a landmark directors’ liability case to the Supreme Court this February, with the goal of reversing a recent judgment that could have significant ramifications for directors of small and medium-sized ...Read more
The Government has confirmed a commitment to abolishing the “no fault” section 21 notice procedure through the Renters Reform Bill.
Current Procedure to recover possession
At the moment, there are various ways in which a landlord can ...Read more
Globalisation and the ease of travel (Covid aside) have given rise to a preponderance of international romantic partnerships. Many of us will have spent Christmas navigating the thorny dilemmas of shared family time, shuttling in different ...Read more
In his second article about the use of pre-recorded video evidence in courts, Piers Desser, Criminal Litigation Partner at Ronald Fletcher Baker, gives further insight into the scheme through personal experience and wraps-up with a look to ...Read more
Rayshum Khan, paralegal in Ronald Fletcher Baker’s Criminal Litigation department, discusses the landmark case of D’Aloia v (1) Persons Unknown & (2) Binance Holdings Limited & Others
On June 24 this year, the High Court grante...Read more
Social media has revolutionised the way in which we communicate with each other – but it can also be a fertile breeding ground for defamation. Ursula Van Hezel, Reputational Management solicitor, describes what steps can be taken whe...Read more
In the first of two articles, Piers Desser, Criminal Litigation Partner at Ronald Fletcher Baker, explains the origins of pre-recorded video evidence used in courts and describes how the scheme works in practice.
The concept of pre-recorde...Read more
The ability to add value is a must when purchasing property through auction. In equal measure, you need to be aware of a lot of pitfalls. For those interested in purchasing properties at auction, it can be challenging to know how the game i...Read more
Rudi Ramdarshan and Marissa Lawrence were successful in obtaining possession of a high-value property in Westminster, despite the tenant being an Assured Tenant, the original tenancy being lost, and issues of disrepair being raised.
Are cryptocurrencies outside the reach of conventional law? The Criminal Litigation department, examines an intriguing case that presented a dilemma for judges when it came before the High Court.
On March 25 2022 the High Court passed a ju...Read more
RFB’s Employment Team has successfully acted on behalf of a Forklift Truck Driver who was suspended and then dismissed by his employer for whistleblowing about dangerous loading of pallets in a warehouse.
The Claimant was oper...Read more
Pets have become a staple of content and at times a revenue generator for their owners (and sponsors). The question is, does a pet have rights in Social Media law? Can the pet financially benefit? What are Pet-nups? And what are the Famil...Read more
Navigating the world of sanctions law successfully demands a laser-sharp approach.
Overlapping laws and sources and, in some instances, contradictory obligations between jurisdictions create a high probability of falling foul of one or mor...Read more
From being a 16-year-old school-leaver working in a café to managing one of London’s most dynamic law firms might not be the most usual career trajectory, but Ronald Fletcher Baker’s Rakeebah Rahim is not your usual managing partner. A...Read more
Rayshum Khan, a paralegal in the Litigation Department, outlines the latest heist on Axie Infinity in what is believed to be the biggest cryptocurrency hack in the history of De-Fi.
Axie Infinity is a NFT-based online video game known for ...Read more
Rebecca Sewali, a solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial department discusses the ‘weight’ of the recent High Court case of Fore Fitness Investments Holdings Ltd  EWHC 191 (Ch). Can companies with one director and model article...Read more
The war in Ukraine has some interesting consequences for those live or making a living in social media, both in terms of content and commerce.
Date: 19 April 2022
Earlier this year, one of the UK’s most senior judges urged lawyers to become familiar with cryptocurrency. Here, Rayshum Khan, paralegal in the Criminal Litigation department...
Date: 25 March 2022
Is Lamborghini’s Trademark infringement claim on NFT Artwork legitimate under English Law? If so, what does it mean for artists and brands?
The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (“the Bill”)is anticipated to become law from 25 March 2022. This is the Government’s solution to the estimated total of £7.5 billion of commercial rent arrears caused by COVID.
Date: 17 March ...Read more
Piers Desser, our Criminal Litigation Partner, writes for Lexis Nexisabout the key considerations for GCC businesses in the light of the Russian-Ukraine conflict.
Date: 15 March 2022
As we enter the final stages of the transition from LIBOR to SONIA, Ahmed Butt a Trainee Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial department, outlines the transition and changes in law thus far, as well as the related...
Date: 1 March 202...Read more
We are pleased to announce that, on 14 February 2022, Metropolitan Police Service agreed to withdraw its application for account freezing order and released our client’s funds.
For what is believed to be the first time ever, a UK court has considered whether cryptocurrency can be held on trust. Here, Rayshum Khan, paralegal in the Criminal Litigation department, outlines the case in question and ponders its implic...Read more
In most cases, making a Will means that your affairs are finally put in order. Zyginta Urbonaite, a solicitor in the Private Client department explains how two recent court decisions offer important reminders that your Will can impact trust...Read more
In the second part of her article about legislation to combat international bribery, Ellen Sanchenko, Criminal Litigation solicitor, looks at Deferred Prosecution Agreements which were introduced with the intention of avoiding lengthy and e...Read more
Lasting Powers of Attorney for property and financial affairs give attorneys wide powers to manage the donor’s assets. However, as Katharine Whittingham explains, the recent case of Chandler v Lombardi confirms that these powers do not ne...Read more
The United Kingdom (“UK”) is one of the most attractive places in the world to live, to do business and invest. The UK also boasts some of the world’s best Universities and many investors are drawn to this when they buy properties and...Read more
Rayshum Khan, of Ronald Fletcher Baker’s Criminal Litigation Department, discusses a new agreement between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and looks into the effect it could have on extradition treaties between the two cou...Read more
The recent news of OnlyFans trying to update (or clean up) its image, which has been likened at times to a porn site with a subscription service, has left me thinking about the commercial contractual consequences for Creators. The purge of ...Read more
Artist Beware NFTs and Breach of copyright.
This article is about the recent sale of the Artist Miltos Manetas’ NFT SuperMario Sleeping (with butterflies), 1997 on Artnet (we assume on or around the 21st December 2021) and the potential ...Read more