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New Stamp Duty proposals: House prices down and rents going up?

Aren't these new rules simply going to drop house prices, meaning less buyers in the market, causing the economy to go into deflation?

And...

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Bring your claims now

Following on from my article last week, the government - in the shape of George Osbourne - have now confirmed their intention to...

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House prices still on the increase

Is now a good time to sell? Traditionally the market local to our East Lancashire offices tends to quieten off for the Christmas period.

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Charities challenge another Will

This headline is becoming a regular occurrence.

Whist the Charities do have a duty to ensure that they receive such legacies as are...

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The so-called secret Court - no longer to be so secretive

This decision by the Court f protection is to be welcomed, if only to stop the scaremongering by the usual tabloid newspapers as to the...

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The 'Right to Die' debate rumbles on

In this case, the media are once again deliberately misreporting the outcome of the case as judgment in favour of a person's right to die.

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Temptation to forge incomplete will was too great

This sad case of Mrs Lovelock illustrates the lengths some people will go to obtain what they believe is rightfully theirs.

Had Mrs...

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The new residential nil rate band: only for the very wealthy?

This article from RSM broadly illustrates the actual effect of the Treasury's inheritance tax 'giveaway'.

You can leave more to your...

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Banks make it easier to release money without Probate

This is a welcome move which will save many people's estates time and money in finalising the affairs of a loved one after their death,

It...

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Please can I be more injured???

If the stories circulating today have even a grain of truth then the innocentvictims (a phrase which apparently bears repeating!) or...

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Privatise the Land Registry: a good idea?

The simple answer - NO!

This present government seems willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to strip from government control the...

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Unbundled legal services: Court of Appeal says no wider duty of care

This is a sensible decision and one which will come as a great relief to many legal practices who have had to offer unbundled legal...

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Interests rates held again: landlord's are taking advantage

Whilst the low base rate continues to be held in order to stimulate growth, it still not easy to raise finance for landlords.

We are...

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Homemade wills: a false economy?

This recent case illustrates succinctly the dangers and pitfalls of homemade wills or those not prepared by a professional advisor.

In...

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The draft British Bill of Rights leaked

It is unsurprising that a thought out 'leak' of the draft consultation for the British Bill of Rights, to replace in theory the Human...

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Social Media & your employees: a difficult management exercise

The case of Mr O'Connell is symptomatic of the problem social media provides employers.

Just how many of your employees indicate that they...

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Absence of Legal Aid causing crisis in UK Court system

Even more commentary here supporting our call for a fundamental review of the severity and effect of the cuts to legal aid.

Not only are...

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Generating new business: use social media to support existing business sources

This useful article outlines the importance of social media in securing new business, to embrace the tried and tested sources of business.

Arguably not - BUT The way we communicate in business is evolving rapidly and Social Media is at the forefront. Social Media hasn't...…

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A proper fine?

Would you take your child out of school? Have you been fined? If so you should probably take legal advice.

How can parents fight school fines for taking kids on holiday in term time?

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Interests rates held again: landlord's are taking advantage

Whilst the low base rate continues to be held in order to stimulate growth, it still not easy to raise finance for landlords.

We are...

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Landlords beware! Avoid huge tax bills

It is important that you take advice at an early stage, and certainly before these rules come into force, to ensure that your affairs are...

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Same sex relationships and pensions: a shocking state of affairs

This case must surely be appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. How can it be correct that, on these facts, the only reason why...

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Parking Charge Notices: another nail in the honest driver's coffin

This disappointing judgment in the surprisingly little-reported case of Mr Beavis will only seek to harden the attitudes of so-called...

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Excessive out of pocket expenses: a cautionary tale!

This judgment is not surprising when you consider the facts even briefly. It never fails to surprise me how much individuals think they...

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Daughter loses inheritance in legal costs of failed claim

It has been relatively rare in recent times to come across a case where a claimant has not succeeded, and particularly where they have...

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Pension freedoms: get on the bandwagon!

Speak to your financial advisor to ensure that your options are fully explained

The payments have been made to 146,000 individuals since April, HMRC said. The new pension regime, which came into force in April,...…

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Choose a regulated Will writer

It's clear from the result of this recent survey that choosing a regulated Will writer such as a Solicitor is the most sensible decision...

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