Updates from Bargate Murray

Bargate Murray Summer Newsletter

As well as announcing Dominic Bulfin's promotion, in this Summer Newsletter, Head of Property, Nick Maestri, leaves his stamp on property, Quentin Bargate writes about wasting money, Dom Bulfin looks at the challenges of crew management over the last few months, Hannah Faulkner discusses how Covid-19 has changed dispute resolution, and we round off by hearing from our non-executive Director, Graham Agass and…


Promotion of Dominic Bulfin to Associate Director – 01 August 2020 Read More

Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

As had been rumoured for a while now, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his financial statement of the 8th July 2020 to temporarily reduce the amount of SDLT due on the acquisition of residential property, by increasing the nil rate band from £125,000 to £500,000 with immediate effect until 31 March 2021. Our Head of Property, Nicholas Maestri, provides an update. Read…

Crew Employment and the COVID Curveball

There has been no one-size-fits-all approach during this time, and in this article we consider crew-related issues which we have seen over the last four months and look at the issues yacht managers have faced, how they have dealt with them, and how well their seafarer employment agreements (SEAs) have held up during this time. Read More