Leading Tax Counsel Provides Positive Opinion on Manolete regarding Business Property Relief

Manolete Partners Plc, the UK’s leading insolvency litigation financing company, has received positive legal opinion regarding Business Property Relief.

Manolete sought independent advice in respect of, “the availability of business property relief from UK inheritance tax in relation to the shares in Manolete Partners PLC (MPP). Specifically, the question is whether relief would be denied on the basis of IHTA 1984, s.105(3).”

Manolete instructed Michael Firth QC of Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers, a foremost legal expert on Business Property Relief matters and Inheritance Tax.

Mr Firth’s opinion was that, “assuming the other conditions for business property relief are met in individual cases, my view is that the relief is available.”

Manolete Chief Executive, Steven Cooklin, said, “This independent legal opinion is potentially a very positive outcome for investors in Manolete. However, it must be stressed that individuals’ tax affairs are fully their own responsibility and they should also take their own tax advice in respect of Business Property Relief before doing or refraining from doing anything which might have tax consequences for them. I should add that HMRC are able to change the various reliefs available for inheritance tax at their discretion. “

For further enquiries contact:
Steven Cooklin ACA ASI CF Chief Executive
Tel: 0203 859 3490 Mob: 07900 985559

Editor’s notes:
The full legal opinion is available from here.

Manolete is the UK’s leading specialist insolvency litigation funding company and was established in 2009. Manolete floated on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in December 2018. Manolete has purchased or funded over 300 insolvency claims. Case values range from £20k to over £70m. Manolete finances the work of the Insolvency Practitioner and their lawyers to make optimal recoveries for the creditor estates and takes on all the risk.