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Solicitors Pledge Support to Lincoln Cathedral

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One of Lincolnshire’s oldest businesses has pledged to support the county’s most iconic building as its charity of the year. By hosting quizzes and cake sales, staff at Andrew & Co LLP Solicitors in Lincoln and Newark are dedicating...

Acquisition Secures Long-term Future of Lincolnshire Haulage Firm

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The long-term future of a successful Lincolnshire haulage company has been secured after it was acquired by chemical warehousing and transport specialist HW Coates.   The owners of RASE Distribution Ltd, Geoff Hill and Kate Dame, sold the family-run...

Termination payments and tax - update on PILONs

Kathryn Bolton
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From 6th April 2018, the rules on taxation of termination payments are changing.  In particular, the £30,000 exemption for certain termination payments will no longer apply to payments in lieu of notice (PILONs).    Historically,...

Avoiding Probate Avoidance Trusts

Helen Newson
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Go online nowadays and you will find numerous companies selling trusts for different reasons.  One of the reasons often mentioned is the avoidance of "probate":   "Create a Probate Protection Trust and avoid the difficulties of...

Proposed changes to the law on Wills

Andrea Bingham
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In July 2017, a four month public consultation was issued by the Law Commission on reforming the current law of wills which dates back to 1837.  They also proposed reforms to the test of a person’s capacity  to make a will, which was set out...

Change in the Law for Charitable Companies

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A new law has been introduced to make it easier for a charity to change its structure to better suit the way it plans to operate. Anyone setting up a charity must first decide what sort of organisational structure it will have. The options are: a...

Avoiding septic tanks blockages when it comes to selling

Joanne Sworder
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Over the past year housing market has been characterised by slumping prices and sluggish sales in many areas, posing a challenge to would-be sellers looking to move on.    And for those who are not connected to mains drainage, generally in rural...

Are You and Your Company GDPR Ready?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has replaced the old data protection legislation, and will be applicable EU-wide from 25th May 2018. It may seem like a long way off, but you need to start asking yourself what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with now as putting the necessary procedures in place could take some time.

New Head of Commercial & Corporate at Andrew & Co Solicitors

Paul Simpson
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Andrew & Co Solicitors has appointed a new Head of Corporate & Commercial following the departure of Helen Bell.   Helen, who has been at the helm for the last five years, is moving to France to start a new venture. She will be replaced by...

Were the police right to name people charged with drink driving?

Michael Pace
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Over the festive period Lincolnshire Police took the decision to name and shame people charged with drink or drug-driving on social media. Currently the law allows for the publishing of a person’s name once they have been charged with an...

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