If you’re currently buying a flat you might be familiar with the terms ‘leasehold’ and ‘freehold’ but might not know what the difference may mean f... Read More
From May 2017, court fees for obtaining a Grant of Probate are set to dramatically increase. Currently, where an estate is valued at over £5,000 there is a fixed... Read More
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make certain decisions on your behalf. The appointed person can manage yo... Read More
UK couples are being urged to seek specialist legal advice to review their Wills ahead of importance inheritance tax (IHT) changes due to take effect from April 2017.
This... Read More
In the Government’s Autumn Statement on the 23rd November 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Government will ban letting agents’ fees to te... Read More
Are you appointed as an executor in a will? Perhaps a family member or close friend wishes for you to fulfil the role when the time comes. Do you know what an executor needs to... Read More
Last year alone the Inland Revenue collected £4,643,000,000 in inheritance tax. If you would like to reduce the contribution you make to that sum, it’s important to... Read More
Whether you twitter, blog or are simply just LinkedIn, you could be prosecuted under many different provisions which may apply and also the Communications Act 2003.
So,... Read More
The Royal College of Surgeons is offering patients seeking cosmetic surgery practical advice about how to pick the right hospital and doctor.
Its website now has a che... Read More
Regularly travelling by air is now an ordinary part of many people’s lives. Visiting relatives in America, a City break to Barcelona, or a business trip to Frankfurt. In f... Read More
Neighbour disputes are unfortunately becoming more common as there are so many types of issues that can arise which are increasingly becoming the result of legal disputes.
Som... Read More
News reports emerged in May that Gillian Anderson has put herself into the running to be the next James Bond.
Among the more serious ‘#NextBond’ sugge... Read More
The largest ever survey of legal needs in England and Wales has found that only one-third of people who had experienced a legal issue sought formal legal advice on dealing with... Read More
Just one in four unmarried couples who move in together see it as a natural step towards getting married, a survey has revealed.
A fifth of couples who cohabit do so merely to... Read More
“Prenups” or prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common in the UK. When drawn up correctly, these agreements are likely to be upheld by the court. In the... Read More
Landlords’ Right to Rent check obligations – mind the data protection, equality and criminal sanctions traps
The Home Office announced on 20 October 2015 that f... Read More
Whether your property is residential or commercial, it is vital to know the position of boundaries, extent of access rights and any rights others may have over the land before p... Read More
Problems with traders
When you hire a trader for any home improvements, from new lights to a loft conversion, you’re trusting them to do a good job for the price agree... Read More
The festive season is fast approaching, and with it, comes a greater temptation to drink and be merry. But how much can you safely drink if you are the one doing the driving thi... Read More
From 1 October 2015, the Smoke-Free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015, come into force. This prohibits smoking in private vehicles in England when a person under the age... Read More
The new Consumer Rights Act came in to force on October 1st 2015, and for the first time shoppers who buy faulty goods will be entitled to a full refund for up to 30 days after... Read More
Parents all over the UK will be breathing a collective sigh of relief this week as the six or seven (or eight and even nine) week summer holiday draws to a close and our little... Read More
More women are now entering into civil partnerships than men. In the most recent year for which we have figures (2013) 53% of civil partnerships were female. In Wales,... Read More
Unless you plan to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and travel solely by land and sea, your summer holiday will inevitably mean taking a flight. While the majority of tra... Read More
Wills come in all shapes and sizes and many contain certain conditions, oddities and even vengefulness.
The last will and testament of Edith of Walsall included £50,0... Read More
One day they're the nation's representatives, with salaries, their own private staff and offices in one of the world's most famous buildings. The next they'... Read More
Did you know that new rules come into force on April 5 that promise greater flexibility for parents of new babies?
Shared parental leave (SPL) is designed to encourage coup... Read More
It’s a likely situation you’ll find yourself in at some point in your career: fed up of your job and seeing no other option than to storm out of the door and throw y... Read More
Don’t you just love a date that’s filled with so much sadness that the statistics can predict its arrival every year?
January 5th was that day…Yes, it was... Read More
If you own all or part of a business, you should have a will. If you die and do not have a will, your shares could be sold, the business could be broken up or it could fall apar... Read More
Motoring offences come with penalties in the form of points on your license, monetary fines or in some cases a complete driving ban, all of which can have a huge effect on your... Read More
Even if you’re Mario Balotelli looking for a property in Liverpool or Tom Cruise searching for a property in London, relocating and buying property can be stressful and fi... Read More