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Come and See Us at A Place In The Sun Live – Birmingham 2016

Worldwide Lawyers are excited to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at A Place in the Sun Live and will be back to the Birmingham NEC from 23rd – 25th September 2016.

A Place in the Sun Live is the official exhibition of the overseas property TV programme. If you are thinking of buying a property abroad, there is no better place to undertake the research required to out your plans into action. The exhibition is the perfect place to get the help and advice you need from industry experts to equip yourself with the information you need to successfully purchase your very own place in the sun. 

Not only will you find private sellers, estate agents and developers to help you find your perfect place to find your holiday home, investment property or retirement pad abroad, but also lawyers, financial advisors and currency experts who can all help your purchase as smooth as possible. 

If you are thinking of buying a property abroad, why not come along? You will be able to access:

  • Property agents covering a wide range of countries
  • Expert currency, tax and legal advice
  • Free buying advice for purchases in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
  • Free advice seminars and Q&A sessions with experts from across the industry
  • A chance to hear from and meet the stars from the A Place in the Sun TV series Amanda Lamb, Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin and Laura Hamilton. 
  • Exclusive show offers and discounts.
  • A chance to take a screen test for the next TV series

And that’s not all….Worldwide Lawyers are currently able to offer some FREE tickets for the A Place In The Sun Live exhibition at NEC Birmingham on 23rd -25th September 2016 – all you need to do is click on the A Place in the Sun picture bar below.

So why not come and see us at A Place in the Sun Live and see how we can help with your overseas legal needs! WE WILL BE AT STAND C21. 

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Come and See Us at A Place In The Sun Live – Manchester 2016

Worldwide Lawyers are delighted to announce that we will be back again as an exhibitor at the fabulous A Place in the Sun Live overseas property exhibition, this time in Manchester!

The official exhibition of the overseas property TV programme will take place at Manchester Central from Friday 11th to 13th March 2016 . It will be the 2nd time the exhibition has been to Manchester and will be Worldwide Lawyers’ first time at the Manchester show. 

If you are looking to buy a property abroad, the A Place in the Sun Live exhibition is a great place to carry out that all-important research and meet with us and the other overseas property professionals that will be able to help you on your journey. 

The exhibition is also be a great place to find your ideal property. Exhibitors include estate agents from all across Spain including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands as well as estate agents from France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Florida and many more! 

The exhibition features a number of free advice seminars with experts from the vital professional services including expert advice on legal, financial, tax and currency matters. There will also be the opportunity to take part in Question and Answer sessions with experts from across the industry.

A Place in the Sun TV presenters Amanda, Jasmine, Jonnie and Laura will all be at the exhibition to to share their experiences and offer their tips for successfully buying overseas property. You can even take the opportunity to meet them face-to-face (and perhaps grab a quick selfie!) at the magazine signing sessions.

Worldwide Lawyers are currently able to offer some FREE tickets for the A Place In The Sun Live exhibition at Manchester Central on 11th-13th March 2016 – all you need to do is click on the A Place in the Sun picture bar below.

So why not come and see us at A Place in the Sun Live in Manchester and see how we can help with your overseas legal needs! WE WILL BE AT STAND D11.

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Free Tickets to A Place in the Sun Manchester 2016

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Come and See Us at A Place In The Sun Live – Birmingham 2015

Following the success of previous A Place in the Sun exhibitions, Worldwide Lawyers are excited to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at A Place in the Sun Live at Birmingham NEC on 25th-27th September 2015.

If you are looking to buy a property abroad our advice is always “Research Research Research!”. A Place in the Sun Live is the official exhibition of the overseas property TV programme and is the ideal place to get the help and advice from industry experts that will equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your overseas property purchase.

It is also the perfect place to find your holiday home, investment property or retirement pad abroad. At the show you will find private sellers, estate agents and developers offering thousands of beautiful properties around the world. 

The A Place In The Sun exhibitions continue to welcome over 7,000 visitors indicting the high level of interest and confidence in the overseas property market. Visitors will be able to access:

  • Property agents covering a wide range of countries
  • Expert currency, tax and legal advice
  • Specialist zones for Spain, France, Florida, Italy and Portugal providing free specific buying advice.
  • Free advice seminars and Q&A sessions with experts from across the industry
  • A chance to hear from and meet the stars from the A Place in the Sun TV series Amanda Lamb, Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin and Laura Hamilton. 
  • Exclusive show offers and discounts.
  • A chance to take a screen test for the next TV series

Worldwide Lawyers are currently able to offer some FREE tickets for the A Place In The Sun Live exhibition at NEC Birmingham on 25th-27th September 2015 – all you need to do is click on the A Place in the Sun picture bar below.

So why not come and see us at A Place in the Sun Live and see how we can help with your overseas legal needs! WE WILL BE AT STAND E11.

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Starting a business abroad

A better quality of life, becoming your own boss, getting away from the rat race and the nine to five routine are all reasons why you might decide to move abroad and set up your own business.

Whether you are intending to set up a bar in the Bahamas, an art gallery in Australia or a café in the Costas putting any business into practice can be complex let alone one in a foreign country with different languages, laws and practices.

In order to ensure that your entrepreneurial dream does not turn into a disastrous nightmare you will need to undertake thorough research of your business and how this will translate in your chosen destination.

Below are some of the points you should consider before you start a business abroad:

Is there a market?

It is critical to make sure that there is a market for your business in the area in which you are looking to set it up. Your target market in the UK might not be the same in your chosen country. You need to ask yourself what businesses/services are in demand and try to identify any gaps in the market.

Is the area suitable?

Find our whether there are there any similar businesses in the area already and, if so, is it worthwhile trying to compete in a saturated market? You will also need to ensure that your location is suitable, if your business relies on tourist trade then clearly you will need to set up in a tourist area.

Can you work there?

You will need to check that you can actually work in your chosen country. Obtaining a visa can be difficult and knowledge of immigration laws and processes is essential.

If you are an EU citizen, you can trade and reside anywhere in the EU without a visa but countries such as Australia, the USA and Canada require you to have an appropriate working visa and have a limit on the number of immigrants issued with this type of visa each year.

Your should fully research the visa options available to you, for example, if you plan to move to the United States you might be eligible for a Business Skills visa.

There are usually different visa requirements depending on whether you wish to reside, work or set up a business in your country of choice. Getting this wrong could stop the business before it has even started.

Will you have enough money?

With new businesses generally not turning a profit for at least a couple of years, you will need to make sure you have enough money not only to set up your business but to live on whilst things get going. The set up costs can often be more than first thought and it is essential that you have undertaken the relevant research to ensure that you will have the funds required.

What are the local working hours?

You must abide by local laws and customs in relation to working hours in your chosen country and these may be different to those in the UK.

Do you know how the local laws and tax will apply?

You should engage local legal and tax advisors to help you as UK advisors are not always familiar with foreign systems. You may need advice in relation to whether you are working under an appropriate business structure and to understand how your contracts or trading terms apply.

Getting advice from UK advisors is also important to ensure that any UK tax and legal requirements are complied with.

Do you intend to have employees?

Will you employ locals or workers from the UK? If you employ UK workers they will need to research and consider their own immigration and tax position. You will also have to abide by local laws when deciding on salaries. Ensure you know the minimum wage requirements and the usual wages payable for the work required.

One of the best ways to ensure your business gets off on the right foot is to get in touch with a legal advisor in the local area right from the start who can help you understand what is required.

Contact Worldwide Lawyers to be connected to a reliable, independent lawyer to help you with your overseas business.