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25th March 2020
In common with most businesses we are doing our utmost to support the government’s efforts to deal with the challenge posed by Covid-19. For this reason the vast majority of our staff are now working from home Any calls to our switch board will be answered by our call handling service and where they are unable to place the call they will email the details…
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24th March 2020
We are living in unprecedented and challenging times. Your children are the most important thing for you to protect; we would urge you to put their welfare and safety at the forefront of your decision making at this difficult time. Official government advice is that children can still move between separated parent’s homes. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others If one household has a vulnerable person please bear this in…
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18th March 2020
As a law firm it remains business as usual for George Ide LLP and the vast majority of the legal profession. Transactional work and will continue and the courts will remain, for the foreseeable future, in operation. We will do our utmost to service clients of all departments. We have in place a business continuity plan and this is being reviewed on an ongoing basis…
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24th February 2020
One of the things that we get asked as Real Estate Solicitors is to help our Landlord Clients get Tenants into occupation of their commercial premises within a matter of days.   Even the best of us will have trouble settling a Lease in a few days, so often the idea is mooted to put the Tenant in “under Licence” as a short-term measure.   Sometimes, other…
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06th February 2020
When purchasing, selling, leasing or mortgaging either commercial or residential property, you may come across certain issues during your transaction which cause you concern, or worse, might mean that a lender will refuse to lend against the property or, you will have to pull out. You may have heard the suggestion that “insurance” will cover off certain kinds of risk that look bad on ‘paper’…
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17th January 2020
Although Brexit is not yet fully settled, much economic uncertainty has been removed by the resounding victory of the Conservative Party in the General Election on 12th December 2019. So what effect will this have financially for you? The Conservatives have indicated a budget in early March, with promises of tax cuts, which could encourage further spending to assist UK economic recovery. However, the UK…
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17th January 2020
How do our Courts assess compensation for personal injury and loss? It is a common misapprehension that people with devastating life changing injuries are entitled to £1 million- plus awards for the injuries alone. Sadly, awards in England and Wales are not generous, athough our Courts have for very many years wrestled with the question of how one truly compensates for pain suffering and loss…
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18th December 2019
Once upon a time defamation was all but restricted to the rich and famous who would do battle with the mainstream media. Now the use of social media means that the risk of defaming someone is there for all those who use social media. Things “published” in the heat of the moment on “Facebook “, “Twitter “ or similar can reach many people and is…
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13th December 2019
Earlier this year it was revealed that Lloyds Bank found a significant number of documents in its ‘Safe Custody’ storage service, including around 9,000 wills. The storage facility was apparently closed to new customers in 2011 but this year the bank discovered thousands of papers were still stored there. Anyone who has applied for a Grant of Probate will know the application is made on…
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06th December 2019
Christmas is coming around; a general election is approaching, and it is the turn of the family department at George Ide to put something interesting and innovative together for you lovely readers!   As a busy, harassed family lawyer, mediator, wife, mother of two and expecting a small army for Christmas dinner I confess my first thought – “I’ll take the easy route and refresh something…
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