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Lasting Powers of Attorney - a precautionary step

Creating Lasting Powers of Attorney Very few people have actually created a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). These can be made for property and financial decisions along with health and welfare decisions. They are designed to help someone make decisions...

Developers predict Economic growth will effect house prices

40% of aspiring property developers believe that national economic growth is set to have the most significant impact on the house prices in the near future. This is according to a survey by LendInvest, which is also revealed that factors commonly in media...

40,000 Homeowners Opt to Use Equity Release

Almost 40,000 families have used equity release products in the first six months of 2018, according to data from the Equity Release Council. Equity release gives homeowners flexibility to access investment held in their homes, using products such as a...

Have you been charged with a Criminal Offence?

Some offences will be considered too serious to be heard in the Magistrates’ Court and will be referred to the Crown Court. However we do sometimes advise clients to elect to have his/her case heard in the Crown Court before a Judge and Jury...

The Magistrates' Court

In the event that the Police or Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have decided that the evidence against you supports a Prosecution then mosshaselhurst can assist you. There are many cases where the evidence is clear that a guilty plea would be...

Has anyone ever said 'without prejudice' when talking to you?

Did you know what they meant? A conversation or written reservation ‘without prejudice’ means it isn’t an admission and/or cannot otherwise be used against someone in future dealings or litigation with any legal effect. The purpose of...

Lasting Power of Attorney - Do you need one?

A Court of Protection Judge recently queried  the need to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). He had presided over many cases where LPA’s had gone wrong but those cases are very few in number compared to the number of LPA’s created and...

Cheap or home made Will - is it worth taking the risk?

Would you believe that the making of a Will is still governed by fairly ancient legislation – section 9 Wills Act 1837. Section 9 provides that the Will: must be in writing must be signed by the person making the Will or by another person in their...

Prepare for the Debt Pre-Action Protocol

  If you are a creditor trying to collect a debt you may be frustrated by the new Pre-Action Protocol which extends the time available to a debtor between the demand for payment and the point at which the creditor can issue Court proceedings. ...

How to collect money owed

If you are owed money by an individual or sole trader then the process for collection of money has changed with effect from 1 st October 2017 when the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims was introduced.   The Protocol applies to all...
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