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24th April 2020
Since the introduction of the Government’s ‘Stay at home, stay safe’ policy to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us who are able to work from home have done so. However, not everyone has this option, and many businesses have been forced to close, while others are suffering from the immediate financial damage caused by the loss of trade, the enforced change in our spending…
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17th April 2020
At George Ide LLP, we recognise the extraordinary work being undertaken by our Keyworkers each and every day during the Coronavirus crisis. We want to show our appreciation to those who are doing so much for us. Thus, we are offering a discount of £50 plus VAT on our standard  will writing fees for any instructions that we receive between 20th April 2020 and 1st…
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01st April 2020
As property lawyers we spend a great deal of time ensuring that when contracts are exchanged, it is on clear precise terms and all parties know exactly what they need to do to make sure completion takes place by a specified time and date. If either party defaults on the terms on the contract, then damages can be awarded and in some circumstances the deposit…
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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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