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What do we mean by SEND Law?

Thomas Browne
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I have been a litigation lawyer for many years and for the past 6, or 7 I have had to grapple with the complexities of Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (‘SEND’) Law after my autistic children were diagnosed as such. From the very...

First time guide to making a Will?

Marcus Parsons
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Firstly solicitors don’t bite and we are human (well most of us are!), I appreciate that visiting a solicitor can be a daunting prospect but we are very much here to help you so please do not be nervous. This guide highlights some of the things that...

Insolvency Update

Graeme Weir
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(Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus)) (Amendment of Schedule 10 Regulations 2021) The temporary insolvency restrictions previously put in place by the government to ease financial pressures on business are being lifted. Instead...

Inheritance Act Claims

Daniel Crook
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I think it is fair to say that most people are surprised when I advise that the court has the power to go behind the deceased’s will, even where there was nothing wrong with it. This is despite the principles of Inheritance (Provision for Family and...

Employment Settlement Agreements

Thomas Browne
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Settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) in an employment context are presently widespread and set out binding terms agreed between an employer and employee covering the ending of the employment relationship. Often, they will arise...

The Building Safety Bill

Thomas Browne
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Setting out the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained The Building Safety Bill published on 5 July 2021 will create a clear pathway for the future of how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained. The...

Insolvency Update - March 2021

Graeme Weir
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What next for your business as we (hopefully) come out of Lockdown? Introduction On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into force introducing measures to relieve the burden on businesses during the Coronavirus...

LPAs Explained (7 FAQs)

Sarah Geering
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How can I make sure that someone I trust can speak for me or make decisions on my behalf in the future if I can’t (or don’t want to?) By making a legal document called a Lasting Power of Attorney (an LPA).  There are two kinds: a...

Care home fees and my house

Marcus Parsons
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When your partner faces the prospect of having to move into a care or nursing home it is an emotional and scary time. We often meet with families who are just overwhelmed not just emotionally but also with all the information, they have been given. This...

Supreme Court Judgment rules in FCAs Test Case

Graeme Weir
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Supreme Court Judgment rules in favour of FCA's Business Interruption Insurance Test Case The Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance Test Case on 15 January 2021. This has been welcomed as a lifeline...

Insolvency law update

Graeme Weir
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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 You may recall that the Government passed an Act in Parliament in June 2020 to support businesses in addressing the challenges arising...

Over 18 - Make a Will

Marcus Parsons
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Most people decide to make a Will when they have retired from the working world. Whilst for a small majority of people this may be fine for the rest of us it’s the wrong way to be thinking. Why? - let me give you a few examples of situations where a...

The Advantages of Making a Part 36 Offer to Settle

Graeme Weir
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A Part 36 offer may be made at any time until judgment is handed down; including before proceedings having been issued. Although making an offer early on can be beneficial, it is wise to assess whether you are informed enough to make the offer if any...

Possession claims stayed for another month

Daniel Crook
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Those who read my previous short article will be aware of the stay on possession claims imposed by CPR 55.29 was due to end on Sunday 23 August. At the mast minute, on 20 August 2020 the Lord Chancellor directed the Master of the Rolls and the Civil...

The risks surrounding DIY Wills

Elizabeth Isaac-Garner
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We all like to save a couple of pennies here and there for a rainy day or for that holiday that we are all planning for in 2021. Looking online you can purchase a Wills DIY pack for as little as £11.00 so no wonder people are tempted. If someone...

NEW - STAMP DUTY LAND TAX

Kellie Darke
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Temporary reduced rates until 31 st March 2021 . SCALE 1 RATES FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS OR IF YOU ARE SELLING YOUR PRIMARY HOME AND PURCHASING A DIRECT REPLACEMENT   SCALE 2 RATES FOR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTIES ...

Planning for later life

Marcus Parsons
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We are all getting older and just by reading this sentence you are a few seconds older than when you started! But why do so few of us fail to prepare for later life, do we just want to put off thinking about it for another day. In my role, I often face the...

Loyalty points and death

Marcus Parsons
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When I am not behind my desk at work I will often be found on an aeroplane flying to another country to explore. I always try and fly British Airways so I can collect Avios points and tier points. Collecting tier and Avios points gets a bit addictive but we...

Stay of Possessions set to be extended

Daniel Crook
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From 25 June 2020 the present stay of domestic possession proceedings which came in following the lockdown is going to be extended until 23 August 2020. Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) will be amended meaning possession...

Towers School Art at Kingsfords

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Kingsfords believe that it is important to support and nurture young talent and we will be displaying artwork from pupils at the Towers School at our Elwick Road office. Please check our social media for posts showcasing the work or visit our Elwick Road office. Thank you to Mrs Gregory of the Towers School for introducing us to such amazing young artists.

 

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