Airbnb hosts could lose a valuable tax break

Ministers have warned that Airbnb hosts who rent out their properties could be subject to a residency test next Spring. Presently, home owners are able to take advantage of the Rent a Room scheme which allows for them to receive £7,500 tax free annually, for renting out a room in their home. However, if implemented, […]

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‘The First Wives Club’ set up by Divorcees to help Women in their Divorce Settlements

A group of divorced women have set up the ‘Michelle Young Foundation’ to help women in their divorce proceedings. It comes after the women felt that their ex-husbands did not fully disclose details about their personal assets which they felt lead to them not receiving fair divorce settlements. The Foundation believes that there is a […]

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How safe are childrens’ inflatables?

All children love bouncy castles and inflatables. However in light of the recent tragic situations that have happened to children playing on them, some parents have asked for them to be banned. Click the BBC story here to find out more about the circumstances and also the rules around bouncy castles in this country.

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Gardener charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving a lawn mower

A council worker is one of the first people to be charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving a lawn mower. It has been illegal to drive whilst using a mobile phone since 2003 and he could face a fine of £200 and six penalty points. Since 2017, stricter phone driving laws have come […]

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Residential and Commercial Property Lawyer Required

Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive required to take over and continue to develop an existing caseload. We provide a personal service to clients, supported by the latest technology.  Role includes freehold, leasehold and leasehold enfranchisement.   Any experience of management and/or further developing new technology welcome but not essential.  We are a professional and friendly firm in Orpington, […]

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Heterosexual Couple win the right to a Civil Partnership

A heterosexual couple have won their case to a Civil Partnership. Steinfield & Keidan wanted a legal union but the Civil Partnership Act 2004 only allowed singe-sex couple eligibility. However a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court this morning has now meant that they have now won the right to a Heterosexual Civil Partnership. The […]

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Divorce, Separation and Mediation: What you need to know

Know your legal rights. The legal rights of married and unmarried couples vary considerably. For example, there is no such thing as ‘common law’ husband or wife and so unmarried couples, regardless of the length of their relationship, have very limited rights upon separation. These centre around their children and/or their family home. Couples who […]

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Three out of four of us will be working past the age of 65

It appears that we will all be working longer as we deal with increased living expenses and the low interest on saving. This might not, however, be a bad thing. HR News’s article cites Canada Life Group’s recent study on this and the repercussions for all of us. Read the full article here.

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A 5 star review left on our Yell.com page

OUTSTANDING ALL ROUND My mum used Thomas Dunton and they were excellent. I decided to use them to deal with my Will. Catherine Crabtree dealt with both of us and with 2 years between the meetings Catherine remembered us. The whole experience was made so personal and was dealt with so efficiently and quickly. I […]

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Our 2018 June edition of the Personal Injury Newsletter is now available to download

Personal Injury Newsletter 2018 PDF (3,941 KB)

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