A Property Market Update that tries really hard to avoid using the ‘B-word’

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As developments in Westminster dominate the news, stories about the property market can be lost in the noise or often allude to one of the various paths the country takes as we approach a decision on leaving the European Union. The different stories can muddy the water and confuse buyers and sellers who really just want to know if they should ...
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Changes to the flat fee structure in estate administration

Probate fess increase
Probate fees are set to increase subject to a Parliamentary Committee vote later this month. These fees are the cost associated with administering someone's estate after they have passed away. The role of a Personal Representative (PR) is to administer the estate of someone who has died, and although a PR derives their authority to act from th...
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How can Settlement Agreements benefit an employer?

How can Settlement Agreements benefit an Employer?
Settlement agreements are more and more widely utilised when settling disputes or grievances between employers and their employees. Settlement agreements can also be used to end the employment relationship, or after the employment relationship has ended - either before or after proceedings have been issued. But how do settlement agreements act...
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In debt, indebted, or just want to know how to get your money?

In Debt, Indebted, or Just Want to Know How to Get Your Money?
A new Pre-Action Action Protocol for Debt Claims (the Debt Protocol) came into force on 1st October 2017. Subject to certain exceptions, the Protocol applies to any business, including sole traders and public bodies, claiming payment of a debt from an individual (including a sole trader).The Protocol does not apply though to business-to-business de...
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A light at the end of the tunnel for leaseholders?

A Light at the End of the Tunnel for Leaseholders?
There have been positive developments recently for thousands of leaseholders who are trapped in unaffordable mortgage products. Our Solicitor Richard Collins explains more. Following the report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last month, which examined what more lenders could do to help "mortgage prisoners," 59 lending institutions (making...
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