What is “conveyancing”?

October 11, 2018

A general guide “Conveyancing” is the legal process of transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer.  Whilst every transaction is different, there are a number of crucial steps in the legal process that are common to each sale and purchase transaction and we have outlined these below by way of a general guide….

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Colemans welcomes new Head of Employment Law

June 18, 2018

Colemans Solicitors LLP is pleased to welcome amongst its ranks a new Head of Employment Law, Craig Havard. Craig is an employment law specialist who has made his career practising in well-established and respected local firms in Buckinghamshire. Most recently Craig worked in-house as Legal Counsel for an English sparkling wine producer for two years,…

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Employer’s liabilities

June 14, 2018

We all know that being an employer is complicated and expensive. Yesterday (13th June 2018) the Supreme Court confirmed that businesses can be liable for years of unpaid holiday (and sick) pay, now payable to people they thought were self-employed. The press seem to be making a big thing of this – but the Supreme…

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Equity release

April 3, 2018

Taking advice, both financial and legal, is key. Extracting money from your house could impact on some aspects of your finances that are not immediately obvious for example your eligibility for means-tested benefits before you die. Equity release is where you release some of the value (equity) in your home to provide you with some…

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It’s Time for a Change – Restructuring & Reorganisations

December 13, 2017

During their life-time all companies, businesses, partnerships and sole traders will have to react to personal, economic, financial and political change (or indeed anticipate it and take proactive action) as certain factors become more salient at any given point in time. Organisations that refuse to change with the times face the risk of becoming obsolete…

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Industrial shed to home

November 23, 2017

A new permitted development right allowing light industrial buildings to be used for residential purposes without the need for planning permission came into effect on 1st October 2017. The change of use will be subject to a process of prior approval from the Local Planning Authority similar to that applicable when looking to change offices…

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Colemans win again!

November 15, 2017

Partners Kate Williams and Michael Stone who recently attended the Symphony Legal Conference and Awards, were delighted to accept an award on behalf of the firm for the “Most Innovative Marketing Idea”. The firm won this Award because of their innovative use of the firm’s website to showcase its’ support for the various charitable causes…

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Colemans welcomes Victoria Lloyd-White

October 31, 2017

Maidenhead based firm Colemans Solicitors LLP is pleased to welcome a new member to the Commercial Property team. Victoria Lloyd-White joins Colemans from a firm in Oxfordshire and brings with her a wealth of commercial property transaction experience from her previous posts working in-house for a Local Authority and in private practice for firms in…

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Is Making a Lasting Power of Attorney “Risky”?

August 15, 2017

Denzil Lush, former head of the Court of Protection, is reported on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning (15th August) warning of the risks of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and of the lack of safeguards in the LPA system. Michael Cutler, Senior Partner of Colemans Solicitors, comments “It is perfectly…

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Government shelves increase in probate fees

April 21, 2017

The government has announced this morning that the proposed dramatic increase in probate fees has been shelved. Whether this is (as announced) because there is no Parliamentary time available before the election, or whether the government has belatedly responded to the overwhelming public opposition to the proposal, we welcome this announcement. There was no moral…

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