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Meet J.P. Scrafton

J.P. Scrafton practises law in the areas of rating, compulsory purchase and property valuation, and has been involved in some landmark cases that define modern property taxation.

Further, as a qualified arbitrator and mediator, J.P. Scrafton seeks cost effective solutions to any dispute, maximising the benefit to clients.


Whether or not the budgetary “sweeties” thrown to retailers by the Chancellor has any noticeable fiscal effect remains to be seen. To put the (temporary) relief into context, one must remember that many of the lower-assessed non-domestic hereditaments already enjoy exemption or part exemption from collection, so the new relief applies, principally, to retail units with rateable values between £18,000 and £51,000. No doubt, though, the recipients of this relief will be suitably grateful.

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Valuer article, Scrafton's Law, December 2018

As I leave the Council of the Institute, a flurry of judgments and announcements has appeared; and so, although the events are in no way connected, I bring a few to you now, briefly. Gardner & Theobald LLP –v- Jackson (VO) [2018] UKUT (LC) 253 is covered elsewhere in these pages, and so:-

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