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Landlords could sell 500,000 homes in a year
A report by the National Landlords Association suggests up to half a million properties could come on to the housing market in the next year as a result of collapsing... (continue reading)
Free Talk at Orpington Library 23rd February
Protecting your family assets A free talk at Orpington Library on Tuesday 23rd February, 11am Recent legislation may mean that your Will is no longer tax efficient. We will be discussing: •... (continue reading)
Psychological Bullying
Partners who subject their other halves to psychological bullying will be jailed for up to five years. The new law, which came into force on 29th December 2015, will criminalise... (continue reading)
Men shaping up, but January divorce spike still expected
Men are behaving less badly in the early years of marriage, triggering a sharp fall in the number of women seeking a divorce. New research has found that just 4.2%... (continue reading)
Gift Aiders affected by higher personal allowances
The Sunday Times’ Iain Cowie explains that higher personal allowances that come into effect in April could result in unexpected tax demands for some people. The quirk relates to the... (continue reading)
Homebuyers pay less stamp duty
Research by Halifax has found homebuyers in England and Wales are typically paying £4,500 less in stamp duty than before the system was overhauled a year ago. It found the... (continue reading)
Rogue landlords face ban
New laws set to be announced this week will detail how landlords and letting agents who rent out dirty, overcrowded or unsafe homes will be place on a blacklist available... (continue reading)
GPs must report unfit drivers
GPs must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council. The regulator says it is... (continue reading)
Only a quarter of young people will own a home in 2025
Only 26% of 20 to 39-year-olds in England will live in a home they own by 2025, down from 38% in 2013, according to research by PwC. A supply shortage... (continue reading)
What’s driving the “silver splitters”?
The BBC have raised the question of why an increasing number of people are divorcing in later life at a time when divorce rates overall have been falling. In 2011, nearly... (continue reading)

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Newsletter 2015
Here is the latest edition of our Newsletter which we hope you will find both interesting and informative. If you would like to receive future editions by post or email,... (continue reading)

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Latest Podcast

When their regular legal expert was unable to take questions on LBC 97.3’s weekly live phone-in programme “The Legal Hour”, their chosen replacement was one of our Senior Partners, Vernon Hadida. You can listen to the complete set of broadcasts where he answers questions on a wide variety of subjects from the public or select a particular topic by using our individual directories for each programme.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • New laws concerning dispute resolution over goods and services 1.30 — 5.00
  • Reputational Loss 5.10 — 8.30
  • Fly Tipping 8.35 — 11.15
  • Payment for training by agencies 13.55 — 16.40
  • Service charges for Leasehold flat 16.45 — 19.00
  • Fraudulent Car Insurance Claim 19.05 — 23.30
  • Payment for Self Employed person 24.50 — 27.45
  • Returning item on Ebay 27.48 — 30.15
  • Tenancy problems with Leasehold flat 30.20 — 34.20
  • Admission of liability in Road Traffic Accident 34.45 — 37.00
  • Renewing Tenancy Agreement 37.05 — 39.45
  • Smoking nuisance by neighbour 39.55 — 40.55

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What our clients say about us:

  • “All very satisfactory, efficient and approachable. We now look upon Thomas Dunton as our solicitors”.

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service that you have provided. We will be recommending Thomas Dunton to our family and friends”. 

  • “Great patience and great deal of thought to ensure our Will achieved our complicated requirements. Thank you”.

  • “I found the staff I dealt with professional, practical and patient…helping to clarify matters and enabling me to take better informed decisions”.

  • “Wonderful and understanding of my circumstances. Guided me through the process and presented all the options in a way that I could understand”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor”.

  • “The service was exceptional —  friendly, welcoming and sympathetic. I do not think that I could have received a better service anywhere else”

  • “I have no words to express my gratitude to your amazing work and patience”.

  • Thank you very much for the courtesy, care and efficiency which we have received from you and everyone we have dealt with at Thomas Dunton.  We made a good choice when deciding to go with yourselves!

  • Thank you so much for all your help for my family and I.  I am so very  grateful.  You’re  my little Christmas angels. December 2015

  • What you all do for people is amazing. You should all be proud of yourselves for putting a little bit of light back in my life and I’m most certain that of others. December 2015

  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”