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CGT on Property

CGT on Property What is CGT ? Capital gains tax ( CGT ) becomes payable when you sell a property and make money from the sale. The amount you pay depends on your income – basic-rate income tax payers are liable for CGT at 18 per cent, those...

Septic Tanks Legislation - are you ready for post January 2020?

Septic Tanks Legislation – are you ready for post January 2020? Watch out for the new rules prohibiting the discharge of waste from septic tanks into water courses due to the detrimental impact it can have on the environment. The new Regulations...

Released under investigation - update

Released under investigation – update You may recall our legal news article published on 23 rd May 2019. The Government plans to review laws that have left thousands of suspects languishing in legal limbo but the review has been ‘kicked into...

DRIVING WHILST USING A MOBILE PHONE

DRIVING WHILST USING A MOBILE PHONE In a  Judgment of the Divisional Court on 31.7.2019 (DPP v Barreto) it was decided that the use of a mobile phone to take a photograph or film was not use of a hand held mobile telephone or device for the purposes...

Reminder - P45's & P60's

Reminder – P45’s & P60’s Just to remind you that P45’s & P60’s have been abolished and replaced with an online system effective from 01/01/2019 Since 01/01/2019 employers have had to report details of their...

Buying or Selling?

Buying or Selling? Has your buyer or seller pulled out at the last minute before exchange of contracts? In Scotland if an offer for a property is accepted there is a binding contract. In England and Wales, a transaction can proceed a long way with...

Why use your local Conveyancing Solicitor?

Why use your local Conveyancing Solicitor? If you are buying or selling property you can of course instruct a remote Factory Conveyancer who will get the job done at a comparatively lower cost. This often means sacrificing personal relationships and...

EX-THOMAS COOK EMPLOYEES

EX- THOMAS COOK EMPLOYEES Lost your job?  Are you struggling to pay your rent?  Remember you have legal rights in particular not to be evicted without a Court Order. If you need advice please contact us now on 01606 74301 and ask for...

KNIFE CRIME

KNIFE CRIME In recent years there has been a lot of publicity about knife crime, much of it relating to inner city gang violence but the reality is knife crime is endemic throughout the country. The law is straightforward in that if you are in a public...

CRIMINAL DEFINITIONS

CRIMINAL DEFINITIONS Quite a lot of our clients use the words rob and steal interchangeably, the law does not. The definition of theft is  “the dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another with the intention of permanently...
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