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Probate Fees Update - 2019

Andrea Bingham
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The Government's controversial proposal to increase the Court Probate fees to a sliding scale of up to £6000 depending on the size of the estate has been reversed.   Solicitors, the Law Society and the wider public had vigorously campaigned...

Charities and Trustee Governance

Catriona Wheeler
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Hedgehogs, owls, penguins and badgers among other things on the agenda for Wildlife Symposium.   Our charities expert Catriona Wheeler will be speaking at the  British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council  symposium on 16th November . ...

Uncertain Times - Redundancy Know your Rights

Annette Wood
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Redundancy - At times of uncertainty, be that due to local or national issues, businesses and employers often review their workforce and structures and consider making changes.   Individuals who are informed by their employers that they are at risk...

Second Marriages, step families and Wills

Alison Elwess
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The importance of making a will in a step family or a second marriage. It is important for everyone to make a Will, if you want to make sure your family is provided for in the way you would wish after your death.  However, as a recent case in the High...

Commercial Property - The Registration Gap

Gillian Smith
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The Registration Gap - What is it and how might it affect you? Many of you will not be aware of this term; however you will most likely be aware following completion of your property purchase or grant of a lease your solicitor will be dealing with...

Providing for Vulnerable Beneficiaries

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When making a will, you inevitably have to think about the people you’ll leave behind which can bring with it a certain amount of anxiety as to how they will manage after you've gone, financially or otherwise . But what if you have someone who is...

Newlyweds Could be Fined if they Don't Abide by New Law

Mikaela Rogerson
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Couples planning to go on honeymoon straight after their wedding may have to change their plans when new electoral registration laws come into effect. At present, a marriage is registered at the time of the legal ceremony, with couples receiving their...

My Job Inspired me to Save Money

Sophie Cavill
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Working at Andrew & Co Solicitors in the Residential Property Team I have seen some clients easily benefit from the bonus available through a Help to Buy ISA and wondered why others are not taking advantage of the free money available to first time...

Advice on Road Safety on Injury Prevention Day

Michael Pace
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The third Wednesday in August (21 st August 2019) is Injury Prevention Day, when APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) wants people to think about what they can do to help prevent harm. This year the focus is on avoiding needless injuries on our...

What is 'Using a mobile phone'? - High Court Ruling

Michael Pace
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What is 'Using a mobile phone'. The High Court has finally dealt with this. Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 prohibits a person from driving, or causing or permitting another to drive, a motor vehicle on...

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