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Legal Updates

What to Expect From Your First Meeting With a Family Solicitor

We understand the initial appointment with a family solicitor can be daunting. There is not only the emotional aspect, but also many unknowns when you first embark on the process. That’s why our Family…

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Clauses Preventing Employees from Competing with Former Employers

Clauses preventing employees from competing with former employers are often seen in Contracts of Employment. These clauses set out restrictions on the employee’s conduct after termination of employment and are usually referred to as…

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The Complex Procedure of Applying for Probate

Probate Chaos… again!

Executors are once again experiencing huge delays in being able to obtain a Grant of Probate which in turn leads to delays in administering Estates.

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Government to Make Lasting Power of Attorney Process Digital

This week, the government launched a 12-week consultation into the modernisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). An LPA is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions about your finances, health, and…

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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Relocating with Children within the UK

Clients are often of the view, that relocation within the UK is much easier than that of external relocation out of the jurisdiction – in other words abroad.

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Deeds of Variation and Quick Succession Relief

Elderly clients with no children often leave their Estates to siblings who are also elderly. This can lead to a tax charge on two Estates, sometimes one within a short time of the other….

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What action can I take if a Child Arrangements Order is not being complied with?

If a Child Arrangements Order is not being complied with and you have been unable to resolve the matter amicably you can make an application to the Court for an Enforcement Order. It may be appropriate to undertake Mediation first however Mediation is not always appropriate.

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Hang on to your hats, it is not over yet!

Whilst the main part of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday came to an end on 30 June there remains a saving to be had on the standard rates until 30 September 2021.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney Explained

A Lasting Power of Attorney (or LPA) is a legal document that lets you choose trusted people to make decisions on your behalf in England and Wales. There are two types of LPA; one…

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Legal Rights of Separating Cohabitees

SDLT – The Holiday Is Over

As you will be aware the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday is due to end in part on 30 June 2021. The current holiday means that the threshold for SDLT has been raised to…

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