March 24, 2020

At Colemans, following the government’s guidance on social distancing, we have today made the decision to close our offices to the public in the interests of public health and the safety of our team. While we appreciate that this may be inconvenient, please do bear with us. You will still be able to email and…

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Colemans raises over £7,500 for latest Will Aid campaign

January 6, 2020

Colemans is delighted to announce that we were the eighth highest fundraising firm across the UK in 2019 We are delighted to announce that our Wills, Probate and Trusts team raised over £7,500 during November’s Will Aid campaign, which places us eighth across the UK in terms money raised for the scheme. Will Aid is…

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Probate Fee Hike Ditched … for now?

October 15, 2019

It was announced yesterday that the government plan to replace the flat £155 probate fee with a sliding scale of fees of up to £6,000 in some cases, has been cancelled. “For the second time in less than three years, the government has announced huge, discriminatory, and arguably illegal increases in probate fees, with the…

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A tenant’s right to break – tips and traps

October 4, 2019

In recent years, commercial tenants have taken shorter leases or leases with break clauses in order to allow them flexibility due to uncertainty in the economic climate.  A break clause allows a tenant a right to terminate its lease before the expiry of a fixed term. Serving a break notice should be a relatively straightforward…

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Colemans team growing – a warm welcome to new recruits!

September 20, 2019

Colemans is delighted to welcome two new recruits into the ranks. Sophie Hamilton qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and worked for a magic circle firm in the City in the field of corporate law before taking a break from the law to teach. Sophie has now decided to return to law, but this time…

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Maidenhead & Windsor Business Awards.. and the finalists are

September 20, 2019

With just over a week to go until the Maidenhead & Windsor Business Awards dinner on Friday, 27th September 2019 at Holiday Inn, Maidenhead, Colemans are very much looking forward to the event. The finalists for the Awards have been shortlisted. Colemans are sponsoring the “Excellence in Customer Service” Award for the second year and…

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More families at risk of paying Inheritance Tax

August 13, 2019

The number of unmarried couples living together has risen by 25% over the last ten years, to 3.4 million, according to a study just published by the Office of National Statistics. “Unmarried couples with children risk leaving their children an unnecessary Inheritance Tax bill” warns Colemans’ senior partner Michael Cutler. “For a couple who are…

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Pre-nups inheritance act claims

July 11, 2019

Rosita Hendry v Michael Hendry This case involved a couple who met in 2001 in the Philippines and married in 2003. Prior to marriage they entered into a pre-nup, whereby if the parties separated the wife would receive a lump sum payment of £10,000.00 in addition to the cost of a flight back home to…

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Maidenhead & Windsor Business Awards 2019

June 6, 2019

The Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards will take place again in September 2019 and Colemans are, once again, delighted to be sponsoring the award celebrating “excellence in customer service”. Managing Partner of Colemans, Kate Williams, said “Colemans sponsored this award last year and I was thrilled that it was the most popular award, with the…

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