The price of Death Certificates set to almost triple

The price of a Death Certificates is set to rise in England and Wales, from £4 to £11. The price increase will have an effect, as bereaved families often need to buy several copies of the certificate, for different organisations, to confirm the death of a loved one. The BBC have also reported on this, […]

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Comedian Ken Dodd’s deathbed marriage saves him nearly £11m in inheritance tax

Comedian Ken Dodd married his long-term partner two days before his death. Although romantics would consider this a last expression of love from a dying man, it also meant that he avoided paying inheritance tax on his estate. If the couple had not married, his £27.5m fortune would have seen an inheritance tax bill of […]

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Listen again to Senior Partner, Vernon Hadida’s involvement on LBC’s drivetime

During Eddie Mair’s LBC drivetime show, Vernon Hadida was asked to impart his expert views on mediation, and its benefits for the Brexit talks. Click here to listen again to the podcast.  

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FREE library talk tomorrow

Come along to our FREE talk at Orpington Library tomorrow (12th February) at 11am to learn more about the benefits of a Will, LPAs and Inheritance Tax. There is no need to book, and all are welcome.

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The Royal Opera House is sued by an Employee

A stage manager at the Royal Opera House in London, is seeking £200,000 in compensation after a half-tonne stage curtain nearly crushed him. Since the incident, Gary Crofts claims that he has suffered anxiety and depression. He was also previously involved in an accident two years earlier which resulted in ‘significant physical and psychiatric injury’ […]

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A lovely quote from a first time buyer

“Catherine and her assistants were very knowledgeable and keen to help. They made our first purchase less daunting!”

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Nearly 30,000 motorists have been banned for drug-driving since 2015

Drug-driving became an offence in March 2015, and since then nearly 30,000 drivers have been banned from driving after taking illegal substances. Younger drivers are not the only ones testing positive for drugs, as more than 60 pensioners were also banned. The Department for Transport analysis also shows that one in six drivers killed in […]

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The chair of the Police Federation warns that a decrease in traffic officers could lead to more dangerous driving

The chair of the Police Federation, John Apter, has warned that the reduction in dedicated traffic officers has led to the police forces struggling to deal with dangerous driving. The Daily Mail reports that whilst speaking at the National Roads Policing Conference he said that ‘it’s like the wacky races out there’. This is supported […]

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Vernon Hadida on LBC’s drivetime show

One of our senior partners, Vernon Hadida was asked to be the expert voice on LBC’s drivetime show with Eddie Mair on Friday, to discuss Brexit and the use of mediation in finding a solution. You can listen to the show by clicking here His contribution can be heard at 21mins – 26 mins and […]

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More rights for leaseholders – The Law Commission calls for reforms

Good news for leaseholders as The Law Commission have set out proposed reforms that will allow leaseholders greater control over their property. It is suggested that they are given greater control over the day to day management of their residential blocks which will allow them responsibility for services, repairs, maintenance and insurance. The ‘right to […]

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