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My Life as an Apprentice at Andrew & Co Solicitors

Anya  Faulkner
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I joined Andrew & Co in November 2017 as an Apprentice Administration Assistant studying Business Administration Standard at Level 3. As soon as I had interviewed for the position I knew that Andrew & Co was the place for me. From day one all of my...

Beware of the Dangers of Automatic Car Lights

Michael Pace
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No doubt like me whilst driving home from work in the dark you have come across cars that have no rear lights illuminated, yet their headlights appear to be on. This is a danger created by cars which are fitted with automatic lights. The same cars are...

Ten Myths About Divorce Debunked

Mikaela Rogerson
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As a family law specialist I frequently hear misconceptions about divorce but if you're considering splitting up from your husband or wife it's important to have all the facts to hand so you can decide on the best course of action. Here are some of...

Can you agree to agree?

Paul Simpson
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Forming a contract In order to form a legally binding contract, there are a number of key elements: 1)  one party needs to make an offer; 2) another party needs to accept; 3)  there needs to be certainty of terms; 4)  there needs to be an...

Will my Divorce Affect my State Pension?

Mikaela Rogerson
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The short answer to this question is a resounding ‘yes’. Unfortunately this is an issue which is frequently overlooked when couples are getting divorced, usually to one party’s disadvantage.  The current age at which women can...

Proving Your Identity is Beneficial for You and Your Solicitor

Catriona Wheeler
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Do you get annoyed when you’re asked to prove who you are when opening a new bank account or instructing a solicitor? Yes, the process can sometimes be long and laborious, but it happens to be a very important part of protecting you and your solicitor,...

Santander Penalty on Deceased Customer Accounts Should Serve as a Warning to all

Helen Newson
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Santander hit the headlines yesterday (19th December) after being fined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to handle accounts of its deceased customers' adequately. The FCA penalised the bank after it found it has been failing to...

Tax Warning for Zero-Rated Cars

Michael Pace
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Every year thousands of people are being taken to court for failing to renew their annual car tax even though their car is 'zero-rated'.   On seeing the letter from DVLA stating there is nothing to pay, motorists often assume they...

Probate Fee Increase

Andrea Bingham
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On 5th November 2018, the Government announced planned changes to Probate fees which will see the current flat rate (£155 when applying through a Solicitor and £215 for a personal application) change to a sliding scale dependent on the value of...

Budget 2018: How to Claim a Stamp Duty Refund for First-Time Buyers

Joanne Sworder
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Budget 2018 analysis from Andrew & Co's Head of Residential Property Jo Sworder.  The dust has finally settled after last week’s Budget, but have you thought about how the Chancellor’s speech might impact you? One of the groups...

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