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Stamp Duty Holiday accounced today!

Stamp Duty Holiday announced today! The Chancellor has announced today that there will be a temporary holiday on stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland. This applies to all properties under £500,000 and runs until 31 st March 2021. The aim is...

Covid 19 lockdown Strained Family Relationships

Covid 19 Lockdown – STRAINED RELATIONSHIPS – DIVORCE/FAMILY? The coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown are redefining attitudes, lifestyles and behaviours within families and social circles. These changes may be temporary...

Landlords - Tenant fees Banned/fines

Landlords – Tenant fees Banned/fines/rent deposits Landlords beware – you may recall our blog on 24 th January last warning that property owners and letting agents in England have been banned from charging fees to tenants who have signed...

Settlement Agreements May 2020

Settlement Agreements In order for a Settlement Agreement to be valid and binding the employee must have received advice on the terms and effect of the agreement from an independent legal adviser. The adviser must be clearly identified in the written...

We all need Protection - Lasting Powers of Attorney

We all need protection – Lasting Powers of Attorney   Irrespective of age all adults need to take steps to protect themselves, their assets and their families. At any time we could be isolated, ill, suffer an accident or indeed...

We all need a Will

We all need a Will If a person dies without a proper Will it means that there is no control to ensure who benefits from their estate. This could mean that potentially members of a family with whom there have been poor relationships or, worse still, may...

(COVID-19) outbreak?

Do you know where to access information and advice regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak? As the coronavirus spreads more widely in the UK you should consider visiting the following websites: - 1.ACAS – Coronavirus: advice from...

Justice must come first

Justice must come first – Chairman of Magistrates Association John Bache Chairman of the Magistrates Association writing in The Times has highlighted the Governments huge cost cutting in the Criminal Justice System in the last decade seriously...

Buyers Buoyant Housing Market

Buyers return to buoyant housing market According to a report from property website Zoopla buyers have returned in droves to the housing market since the general election. The number of people enquiring about buying a home was 26% higher between December...

Caroline Flack Prosecution

Caroline Flack – the issue of whether to prosecute Despite what you may think domestic violence is nothing new.  Couples have always fallen out, and occasionally it can escalate to violence, either minor or major. When the violence was minor and...
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