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  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney – not just for the elderly
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    LPAs enable you to make provision for who you would like to deal with your affairs if you should become unable to do so during your lifetime.  Whilst most people think this will only apply in old age, this can occur at any point, be it through illness, an accident as well as age related… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Living abroad – Children have a say
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    The Supreme Court recently ruled that children should have a say in whether they wish to accompany a parent who moves abroad after a separation. The 5 Justices unanimously agreed that a 13 year old girl should be considered to be a party in the dispute and that her assertions were relevant to any final… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is the small claims track in the county court?
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    Claims issued at the county court for a value under the sum of £10,000.00 are usually allocated to what is known as the small claims track.  Although the general rule in litigation is that the losing party will pay the winning party’s costs, in the small claims track this is not (usually) the case.  Instead,… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What is Probate?
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    Probate is not always required on the death of a person. It will depend on the assets owned by the deceased. If a property is owned jointly as joint tenants this will pass automatically on the death to the surviving joint owner. All bank accounts which are held in joint names again pass automatically to… Learn more

  • Mortgage relief for flood victims
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    The last few months have been devastating for the country in terms of flooding. There are endless stories on the news of how flooding has disrupted the lives of many people. The damage is so great that Deloitte insurance has estimated that the average insurance claim is likely to be between £30,000 and £40,000. Estimates… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Building Regulations and Gas Work
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    It’s hard to believe that almost nine years have passed since the introduction of compulsory registration of building regulations for the installation of gas appliances. In April 2005 when Corgi were the governing body for all gas installers, any newly installed appliance fired by gas was required to be registered by the installer through a… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Court case sets precedent for issuing proceedings
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    Page and another v Hewetts Solicitors and another [2013] EWHC 2845 (Ch) In this case the Court held a case could be statute barred if the wrong Court fee was attached to the claim form.  This is a real blow for Claimants who mistakenly send in the incorrect fees with their Court paperwork. The Court… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Virgin London Marathon 2014
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    Great piece of training last week.  I decided to leave the mid-week 5 miler off the schedule in an attempt to let my I T Band stretch out with the new foam roller and it really paid off.  I had my usual struggle up to about 1.5 miles (I don’t think I will ever get… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Capital Allowances & Commercial Properties: New Rules from 1 April 2014
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    The Finance Bill 2012 introduced new rules into the Capital Allowances Act, and some of these apply from 1 April 2014. The Transitional Period – April 2012 to March 2014 The first changes took effect from 1st April 2012. • Where a commercial property has been purchased by the Vendor before April 2012 and is… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    The cost of Care
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    With the increasing life expectancy and increasing numbers of people who in later life suffer with dementia it may come as no surprise that there are likely to be more people having to live in cares home at some stage in their life. Family may not be able to provide the care required and it… Learn more


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