Residential and Commercial Property Lawyer required

Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive required due to steadily increasing caseload.  We provide a personal service to clients, supported by the latest technology.  Role includes freehold, leasehold and leasehold enfranchisement. Interest in continuing development of new technology welcome. We are a professional, friendly and diverse firm in Orpington, Kent.  Please send your CV and covering letter, with […]

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The Latest LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida is now available

If you would like to listen to Vernon Hadida’s (Senior Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution) contribution to Clive Bull’s Legal Hour on Saturday 6th April, please click below: https://soundcloud.com/thomas-dunton/vernon-hadida

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Divorce law overhaul to remove the ‘fault based’ aspect

The Government has today announced plans to overhaul divorce law so as to remove the “fault based” aspect that has been part of the divorce process for nearly half a century. The aim is to reduce the conflict between divorcing couples which can have serious long-term effects on children. There is a large body of […]

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Saving for a deposit on your first home could take up to 10 years and 3 months

Figures from Hamptons International show that single, first time buyers could take up to 10 years and 3 months to save for a 15% deposit on their first home. The time it took to save for a deposit, in London, based on figures from 2008 to 2018, showed an increase of 21 months. In the […]

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Unprecedented divorce settlement for the wife of Amazon boss

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed a divorce settlement worth at least £27bn. The settlement means that Ms Bezos will retain a 4% stake in the online retailer and remain its third biggest shareholder.    

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House prices slow down in the first quarter of 2019

House prices have slowed down in England over the first three months of 2019, according to the Nationwide. It is the first time that the value of properties have fallen since 2012. The average house price rose to £213,102 in March from £211,304 in February. This is a 0.7% decrease from the same period in […]

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An increase in divorce petitions

The Ministry of Justice’s figures have shown an increase of 8% for petitions for divorce, the first stage of the process, last year compared with 2017. This is the biggest increase for 15 years. There were 118,141 divorce petitions put before courts last year compared with 109,353 in 2017.

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Stop that speeding car!

In a ground breaking advancement, the European Commission has approved new measures to ensure that all new cars keep to the speed limit. Within the next three years, all new models of cars sold in Europe will be installed with technology that detects speed limits and slows vehicles down to comply with it. This will […]

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Our Pocket Employment Guide is now available

If you run your own business, then you’ll need our handy Pocket Employment Guide. It lists all the employment rates and entitlements that come into effect on 6th April 2019. If you would like a copy of this guide, it can be downloaded on our site, by clicking here. Alternatively, call our offices to request […]

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Damaging a tree costs a homeowner nearly £40,000

A homeowner who ‘virtually destroyed’ a protected oak tree because it blocked the sunlight from his new balcony has been ordered to pay out nearly £40,000 – £21,000 to reimburse the taxpayer, £1,200 fine and £15,000 in costs. This is the first case where a person has been dealt with under the Proceeds of Crime […]

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