A lovely review from one of our clients

Thomas Dunton have acted for me in the preparation of my Will and in the handling of my late wife’s estate. In both cases the business was carried out with efficiency and sensitivity. Their professional approach is to be much recommended.

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5 Times in your life when you should make a Will

Often people think that Wills are just for older people, but regardless of age, they are vital in giving clear, legal protection on what happens to your assets if you die. Below are five times in your life when you should make a Will: 1    Buying a House This will probably be one of the […]

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The Benefits of a Pre-nuptial Agreement

It is the perfect romance, a couple meet, fall in love and decide to get married. But marriage entails not only a change of name, an exchange of rings and vows to be recited, but also significant financial implications for both involved. For romantics the thought of a pre-nuptial agreement can often be seen as […]

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What you need to know about Commercial Leases

Heads of Terms – what are they, are they binding, are they the whole ‘deal’? Heads of Terms (HoT) are the starting point for most transactions and are usually prepared by the landlord or their agent, detailing the ‘agreed’ position on a number of the key commercial points in a lease. The Royal Institution of […]

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Divorce rate drops with every year of Marriage

If you are in your first few blissful years of marriage, you might want to look away now. For a study has found that for every year a couple stays together, the less likely they are to divorce – and it’s the first decade that’s the hardest. So, while honeymooning couples have a one in […]

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Solicitors drawing up digital wills

Family solicitors say accessing and dealing with someone’s digital legacy is becoming as great a concern as how to divide up their house and bank accounts. They are increasingly drawing up “digital wills”, including a side letter recording passwords and passcodes to devices such as iPads. Solicitors are also urging clients to back up important […]

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VW awaits ruling on class action lawsuit

Legal action against Volkswagen over the emissions scandal could be triggered this week. A three-day hearing at the High Court in London starts on Tuesday to decide whether to approve a group litigation application by two law firms. If a class action against the German carmaker goes ahead it would be the biggest in UK […]

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Grandparents – do they have any rights?

With ever changing family structures, grandparents are frequently playing a significant role in their grandchildren’s lives. Many parents now rely upon grandparents to provide essential childcare or even accommodation for their grandchildren.Being denied a relationship with your grandchildren is understandably very distressing, not only for the grandparent but also for the children. It is very […]

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Dyson loses latest vacuum battle

The ECJ has ruled that Dyson rival Bosch-Siemens does not have to state on its product’s energy labels that they were tested in laboratory conditions. Dyson argued the company is misleading shoppers by exaggerating how efficient its vacuums are because its efficiency tests do not reflect real-world use and that the tests discriminate against Dyson […]

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Pimlico plumber ’s case goes to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has begun hearing the case of a plumber who claims he was dismissed for wanting to go part time. Gary Smith claimed that he was dismissed from his role with Pimlico after asking to reduce his hours following a heart attack. He has already won a number of rulings that determined he […]

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