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Probate Fee Hike

February 28, 2017

Government proposals just announced will add thousands of pounds to the cost of winding up many estates in this area, up to £20,000 in some cases. Probate Court fees are set to rise from a flat £155 to a sliding-scale fee related to the value of the estate.  This will impact most on estates where…

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The impending sale of your business

February 27, 2017

How many of you pick up the phone to a solicitor only after a verbal agreement has been reached? Your possibilities of achieving a more profitable outcome are increased significantly if solicitors are contacted much earlier. There is so much more we can do to help you achieve optimal results as a seller and make…

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Private Landlords – Beware

January 25, 2017

I am a private landlord and I want to re gain my property from tenants, what do I need to do? Landlords can serve a Section 21 notice which gives the tenant 2 months Notice to Quit the tenancy. Is there anything that I need to be aware of before serving a Section 21 Notice?…

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Shareholders Agreements

January 25, 2017

What is a Shareholders Agreement? A shareholders agreement is an agreement entered into between all or some of the shareholders of the company to regulate the relationship between the shareholders, the management of the company and the actions which the company shall or may not undertake. It thus governs the way in which the company…

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Further Planning Permission Secured

August 31, 2016

Further planning permission was granted to extend and convert Colemans offices to 12 flats. Previously in November 2015 Colemans had secured planning permission to develop the property with 11 flats but Mike Stone, Head of Colemans’ Commercial Property and Town and Country Planning Department felt there was still further potential for the building. Working closely…

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Partnerships – how they work

May 5, 2016

If two or more people want to establish a business arrangement between them, they can choose to do so by creating a partnership rather than setting up a company. The legislation governing the establishment of partnerships is the Partnership Act 1890. Section 1 of the Act defines a partnership as ‘the relation that subsists between…

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Marriage versus cohabitation – the legal status

May 4, 2016

According to figures from the National Office of Statistics, divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level for 40 years. There has been a significant rise in the proportion of couples marrying after a period of cohabitation, with the data pointing to these marriages surviving the so-called “seven year itch”. It seems that many couples…

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Health and Safety Legislation– What Businesses Need to Know

April 28, 2016

At the beginning of February this year, the Sentencing Council’s guidelines for health and safety offences came into effect. The message they sent was clear; the regulatory authorities expect health and safety to remain a key priority for all businesses. The guidelines make it clear that persistent offenders or those who adopt a cavalier approach…

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