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Mark Ollier

A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty surcharge continues to bite and new rules come into play with regard to lettings.

Landlords face changes to Mortgage Tax Relief which will be phased in from April 2017. The Society...

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Emma Northover

Inheritance Disputes - Your Local Experts

Posted by Emma Northover on April 7th 2017 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Emma Northover, a Partner in the Litigation Department, and her Senior Solicitor colleague, Stephen Fisher Crouch, are both recognised as Inheritance Dispute experts being accredited members of The Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).  They have therefore established their experience and expertise in a wide range of cases...

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Robert Mitchell

Making Proper Arrangements: LPA

Posted by Robert Mitchell on February 20th 2017 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

Robert Mitchell, one of Beviss & Beckingsales Private Client Solicitors based at our Honiton Branch, has been writing about making proper arrangements to sort out your affairs and the importance of making a will:

"If you lose mental capacity in old age, or for any reason find yourself relying on your...

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Emma Northover

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

Posted by Emma Northover on December 20th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case that should clarify the law on challenging wills on the grounds that they do not make reasonable provision for family and dependents. Animal charities are appealing a...

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Mark Ollier

Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 20th 2016 in All .

Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Judges should be able to prevent litigants in person inundating the court with emails. So says Lady Justice King.

"Whilst every judge is sympathetic to the challenges faced by litigants in person, justice simply cannot be done through a...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Divorce rate continues its downward trend

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on December 20th 2016 in All , FAMILY .

Divorce rate continues its downward trend

There were 111,169 divorces in England and Wales in 2014, a decrease of 3.1% compared with 2013 and a decline of 27% from a recent peak in 2003, according to the latest release of divorce figures by the Office for National Statistics.

The number of...

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