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Frances Griffiths

Selling a Business? Beware of your Duty of Disclosure

Posted by Frances Griffiths on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

In a case which underlines the need for both full and accurate disclosure of potential liabilities when selling a business, a lawyer who failed to reveal the existence of a potentially substantial negligence claim against his firm before disposing of it will receive a lesser sum for its sale, following...

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Victoria Emmett

Deeds of Variation - Varying your inheritance after death

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

It is not a well known fact that, beneficiaries of a will or intestacy can alter or rearrange the deceased persons affairs after their death by use of a Deed of Variation.

A Deed of Variation can be used by a beneficiary who wants to redirect the assets he is entitled...

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Mark Ollier

Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over the next 2 years many will see great advantages in either being able to repay their mortgage early or at least make overpayments towards the mortgage debt.

No one is suggesting...

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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on September 30th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

“But he promised that I could have it…”

It may not be too difficult for most of us to recall a situation where we’ve promised that we’ll give something to someone else, but what happens when you promise someone something big and they rely on that promise?

Proprietary Estoppel is a law...

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Liz Heron

Intestacy

Posted by Liz Heron on September 30th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

I haven’t got a Will  – what happens when I die?

It is estimated that in the UK only one in three adults have a valid will, and if you die without one, you are described as “intestate”.  You are then subject to a set of statutory rules governing how your property will be distributed...

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Mark Carlisle

Renting commercial property

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

Paying for commercial premises often represents the lion’s share of operating costs for most new businesses.  Not many new businesses can afford to buy a freehold property so taking on a lease is often the only available option.  If you are considering taking a lease of commercial premises it is...

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