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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Are payday loan companies living up to their own code of conduct?
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    Recently the payday loan industry was referred to the competition commission by the Office of Fair Trading.  The £2bn a year industry has been dogged by criticism and complaints in 2013 culminating in the referral and a summit of lenders, charities, regulators and ministers.   In case you missed it, the criticism centres around the… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    2013 BUDGET INTRODUCES HELP TO BUY SCHEME
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    During the 2013 budget the Help to Buy scheme was announced as a way to tackle the long-term problems in the housing market. Help to Buy is a Government scheme designed to encourage people on to the property ladder. There are two parts to the scheme: EQUITY LOAN: prospective buyers will only need to put… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Changes to Legal Aid from April 2013
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    In an effort to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales by £350m a year, the funding availability has now greatly reduced, with these changes coming in from April 2013. The restrictions in family law matters, such as divorce and custody battles, will most greatly impact on our clients. We expect this to… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Reform
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    2013 is set to see a great number of changes to employment law. The ethos behind the changes is based on the government desire to deregulate and simplify employment law, encouraging employers to take on employees and hopefully stimulate the economy as a result. The key changes are listed below, but we wait to see… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Reform
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      2013 is set to see a great number of changes to employment law. The ethos behind the changes is based on the government desire to deregulate and simplify employment law, encouraging employers to take on employees and hopefully stimulate the economy as a result. The key changes are listed below, but we wait to… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Update 2013
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    2013 is due to see a number of changes to employment law and the tribunal process.  The cap for unfair dismissal claims is due to rise to £74,200 with the maximum weekly pay claim increased to £450.00. Further changes include pre-termination negotiations which allow employer and employee to discuss a termination and try to come… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Flooding Premiums set to rise in 2013
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     The past few months have seen a huge downpour in rain resulting in villages across the county suffering from flooding which has resulted in disruption and damage to property.  The majority of the flooding issues were a result of surface water flooding where the drainage mechanisms could not cope with the level of rainfall and… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Getting Ready for George Osborne’s Autumn Statement
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    George Osborne will present his Autumn Statement tomorrow, outlining the economic forecast and announcing any key changes that are expected to be introduced in the 2013 Budget.  The Autumn Statement used to be called the Pre-Budget Report under the Labour Government, and is an opportunity for the Chancellor to set the scene as to how… Learn more


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