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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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Read Managing Partner, Kate Williams’ interview on LawGazette.co.uk

June 28, 2019

Colemans Managing Partner, Kate Williams, is featured on Lawgazette.co.uk.  As well as touching on her career path and becoming managing partner Kate talks about the demands of work and family life and the changes in the law sector for the good around flexible working and gender diversity.    Read the full article on the Law Gazette…

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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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Probate Fee Hike Delayed

April 1, 2019

The government’s controversial move to raise probate fees dramatically, by almost 4,000% for larger estates, will not come into force on 1st April as planned. Because of the disruption to Parliamentary routine caused by the Brexit debates, the procedure to bring the new fees into force has been held up, pushing back the start date…

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Colemans Solicitors expand their Commercial Property Team

March 8, 2019

Maidenhead based firm Colemans Solicitors LLP has continued its growth in 2019, with Dara Galic recently joining the firm as a Senior Solicitor within the commercial property team. Dara with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of commercial property, has an extensive knowledge of commercial property and business transactions and is an expert…

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