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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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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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18th November 2019
This week is the Brake charity’s Road Safety Week, a good opportunity for us all, as road users, to think about how safely we drive, ride, walk or run. The nature and extent of our duty of care to each other very much depends upon specific circumstances. Judges are sometimes criticised for their findings. The Supreme Court’s recent Brexit related ruling is an example. Taking…
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08th November 2019
When you hear the term “Stamp Duty”, you may automatically think of Stamp Duty Land Tax, the tax you pay on the acquisition of a “land interest”, such as your house. However, this is not the case, and in fact, Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax are two different taxes. Stamp Duty is a tax on documents, one of these documents, which is the…
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