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20th May 2015
If you are planning to sell or rent a Property it is important to be ready to produce all the necessary documents that a Buyer/Tenant will expect to see as part of the investigation process.  Regardless of how quickly your solicitor can work, a delay in production of the supporting paperwork at the start of the transaction will have a knock on effect and can,…
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15th May 2015
Why would you look to extend your lease? As the length of the remaining term decreases so does the value of the lease. Further if you plan to have a mortgage on the property or you are planning to sell the property, you or the proposed buyer may have difficulties obtaining lending on the property unless there is at least 55 years left on the…
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14th May 2015
George Ide, LLP are proud to support the Chichester String Ensemble and Headway West Sussex in a classical concert in aid of improving the lives of those suffering from acquired brain injuries. We have worked with Headway West Sussex for many years and have represented many clients with brain injuries. We are very much looking to forward to a delightful evening’s entertainment and raising money…
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11th May 2015
Many families have to grapple with the consequence of a relationship breakdown. Everyone knows through personal experience of friends, family or with their own lives, the effect that a relationship breakdown can has on a family, not least of all the children. Child arrangements post-separation, or even when you are contemplating leaving a relationship are vital. There is no way in which a family can…
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07th May 2015
Not, unfortunately, the ones you keep in a jar, but the ones that live on a website! These sort of cookies are small files implanted on the hard disks of visitors to a website (often without them being aware), which collect information, for example by analysing browsing habits, or remembering payment details online. While cookies may not be able to identify an individual, they may…
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01st May 2015
For years insurance companies have been building and utilising a database to combat the scourge of fraudulent compensation claims. This database contains detailed intelligence on all personal injury compensation claims made, to include the details of claimant’s, witnesses, vehicles, accident locations and claim types. It is used to identify serial claimants and to spot patterns which might assist in identifying fraud rings or criminal groups.…
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27th April 2015
Inheritance Tax (IHT) is payable on death at 40% on a value above £325,000 for individuals and £650,000 for married couples / civil partnerships. With the IHT threshold unchanged since April 2009 and Property/Shares likely to rise further in the medium term, more and more people could well now exceed this threshold. IHT has always prompted vigorous debate. On the one hand there is the…
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20th April 2015
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a comprehensive code to protect people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. Its implementation is increasingly required due to our ageing population whose decline is, all too sadly, accompanied by impaired capacity. With an increasing awareness of dementia, many people as they approach retirement, grant a Lasting Power of Attorney to their selected Attorney. This is a…
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14th April 2015
The Observer ran a story on 21 November 2014 entitled "A year on from my horror bike crash", about a young cyclist who suffered dreadful injuries when knocked from his bicycle by a careless driver. It is a sad fact that there has been an increase over the last 2 years in the number of cycling deaths and injuries, as more people have taken up…
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02nd April 2015
On the 11th March, the Supreme Court delivered a Judgment in favour of Kathleen Wyatt. She had the good fortune to marry Dale Vince, who at the time was a man of slender means. The facts make interesting reading. The couple met as students, married in 1981 and separated in 1984. During the marriage and for some time afterwards, the parties were of very modest…
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