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Property Litigation News Roundup

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2020 has been an unpredictable year and has had a big impact on the property market. It is easy to focus on the negative news, however the have been some positives over the last few months. Below we round up some of the more positive news stories this month:MortgagesAt their recent party conference, the Government has pledged to fix the broken...
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Divorce FAQs

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Divorce is often an incredibly stressful process for couples. Ending a marriage is not something that is done lightly and can often become complicated.In this article Kiren Dhillon breaks down the process and outlines how a divorce works.How does the divorce process start?The divorce starts with the "petitioner", the party who applies for...
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Our offices are now open

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We are delighted to confirm that our Brentwood, Hornchurch and Upminster offices are now open to the public. The safety of our staff and clients remains our priority and we have been working hard to ensure that each office is COVID-secure. Rigorous cleaning measures are in place alongside supplies of gloves, masks and protective screens in shared a...
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International Divorce: A Case Study

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Jennifer Herbert outlines a recent divorce where she acted for the wife who resided in Dubai.Jennifer represented Mrs S who was working and living in Dubai. Mr S was also working and living in Dubai. They had no children but did own a joint property in England which was registered and mortgaged in their joint names. Sadly, their relationship had br...
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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

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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 the...
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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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