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Emma Northover

Can someone else decide what is in your Will?

Posted by Emma Northover on July 23rd 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Everyone knows that it is important to make a Will and to keep it under review but like catching up with distant friends or grand plans to ... , life takes over and it gets forgotten about. Unfortunately, for some people not keeping their Will under review could pose difficult...

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Mark Ollier

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The high profile dispute involving the winner of the popular TV show “The Apprentice” highlights how important it is to clearly set out what is the nature of the role for which an individual is being employed.

The winner of the competition on “The Apprentice” was awarded a job within one...

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Victoria Emmett

HMRC can see Accountants’ tax advice to client

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 3rd 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

A major principle, on which the legal system in England and Wales relies, is that any communication between a client and his/her Lawyer is private. This principle is known as “legal professional privilege” or LPP.

Is this also available for Accountants?

In a recent case Prudential Plc had sought to withhold from...

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Frances Griffiths

East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 100% for up to 3 months.

Uninhabitable property – the current 100% exemption for up to 12 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 50%...

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Frances Griffiths

Flood Risk

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

In June 2013, the agreement between the insurance industry and the Government, “The Flood Insurance Statement Of Principles Agreement” will not be renewed. It has been important for many years to the 5 million plus property owners in areas considered to be at risk to flooding who may now see...

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Mark Ollier

Tenants benefit when repair costs rise

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

When a Landlord wants to carry out works and the cost of completing them will be charged to the Tenants via a service charge, the Law requires a Landlord to carry out a consultation exercise if the cost per Tenant will exceed £250. The procedure is relatively long winded but...

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