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More duties for landlords introduced by the Tenant Fees Act 2019

Lisa Waghorne
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Hot on the heels of changes in relation to stamp duty land tax, from 1 June landlords face another set of new rules under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.  This includes obligations relating to deposits, charges and membership of client money protection...

The tactical use of insolvency proceedings to recover a business debt from a company

Lisa Waghorne
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The default response of most businesses owed money by a company is to follow their standard debt recovery procedure, which typically involves chasing payment by letter and then issuing court proceedings to obtain an enforceable judgment. Few will consider...

St Augustine Academy take home the Morlings Cup

Keith Middleton
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Our Criminal Defence Partner, Keith Middleton, is seen presenting the Morling’s Cup to the Captain of St Augustine Academy, whom won the Morling’s Cup for the winner of the Mock Trial Competition held at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 23...

Changes to legal aid in family matters

Avril Croud
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Many people are aware that there were major changes to the Legal Aid Scheme in 2013 but there is a great deal of confusion as to when and how Legal Aid is available in family matters. If you are a parent (and in some limited circumstances another relative)...

Why You Should Get Solicitors to Draft and Store Your Will

Lisa Waghorne
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Engaging solicitors to both draft your will and store it safely until it is needed really is the only sensible course to take. In a case where such wisdom did not prevail, the High Court had to decide whether a missing will had been deliberately destroyed,...

What if I'm stopped or arrested on an allegation of drink driving?

Russell Morling
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If you are arrested at the road side following police stopping you, or following an accident, you ought to provide a road side specimen.  Failing to do so will result in your likely arrest.  Even if you turn out to be under the legal limit when you...

Appointing Loved Ones as Executors of Your Will? Read This First!

Silviya Maclean
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Appointing loved ones as executors of your will may seem the natural thing to do, but there are very good reasons why it is often wiser to employ professionals. A case on point concerned two sisters who fell out bitterly after one of them arranged their...

Keen to Cut Inheritance Tax Liabilities? Contact Us Today

Silviya Maclean
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Giving away assets to your loved ones with warm hands, when you are still fit and healthy, is a readily available means of reducing Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities. However, as a guideline Court of Appeal decision illustrated, such gifts must be made...

The Importance of Making a Will

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I often hear “I haven’t got any money to leave my kids so why should I bother?”.  My response is “You have kids?  If they are under 18, you definitely should have a Will to leave your kids to someone”. As loving...

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