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Victoria Emmett

When should a person’s dying wishes be ignored?

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 4th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

In a case that is being keenly followed by the charity sector, a disputed will has recently been sent to the Court of Appeal to determine whether an estranged daughter is entitled to money from her mother’s estate.   

This case will examine in detail the extent to which a person’s wishes,...

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Mark Ollier

Budget 2016 Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 16th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

The government first announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties in last year’s autumn statement and spending review. The higher rates, which will be three percentage points above current SDLT rates, come into force from 1 April.

The government originally proposed an exemption for large-scale investors,...

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Mark Ollier

Anti-social driving rules begin to bite

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

In what is believed to be the first conviction for “lane hogging”, a van driver was recently fined £500 and had five penalty points added to his licence for driving at 60mph and refusing to move out of the central lane of the M62 near Huddersfield. 

The Magistrates Court heard that...

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Mark Ollier

Deducting Pay from Striking Teachers

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

In a recent judgement in the Court of Appeal, it was ruled that an employer was entitled to withhold one 260th of annual salary pay for each day of the strike from teachers who went on strike and not one 365th as argued by the teachers.

The sums at stake for the individual...

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Mark Ollier

New Government Victims’ Information Service

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

The government has launched a new information service for victims of crime.  The service will mean, for the first time, that all victims can go to one place for information and advice about what support is available to them, and how to access it.

The new Victims’ Information Service includes free...

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Emma Northover

Attention Landlords - New Rules regarding Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Emma Northover on October 8th 2015 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Some important new rules have been introduced concerning Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (ASTs)for residential properties.  These rules came into force on the 1st October 2015 and apply to all ASTs entered into after that date. 

The regulations relate to the notice to be given ending an AST (known as a Section...

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