Full house at our recent library talk

We had a full house at our recent library talk on Wills, LPAs and Inheritance Tax. We hope that all that attended found it informative. We offer these information talks for free and welcome questions from the audience. The next talk will be held at Orpington library on 20th November at 11am. All are welcome. […]

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94% of people do not have a lasting power of attorney

The Co-Op have commissioned the largest survey in the UK into death and bereavement and their findings provide chilling reading. Their survey of 30,000 responses showed that 94% of people do not have a lasting power of attorney (LPA). Having lasting power of attorneys can not be underestimated, as they provide peace of mind for […]

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FREE talk on Wills & LPAs – 16th October

Come along to our free talk on Wills & LPAs tomorrow (16th October)  to find out more about the merits of having a Will, LPAs and also how the law can protect you. It’s a friendly, informal talk, held at Orpington Library at 11am. No need to book and all are welcome.

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The Council of Licensed Conveyancers call for more transparency in costs

The Council of Licensed Conveyancers have set out guidelines for their members on how to provide clear and transparent information on their costs and fees for consumers. This will also include Conveyancers disclosing to clients if they have received a fee for their business. It will help consumers make an informed decision about who to […]

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Compensation delayed for Coal Miners

The Mirror reports on its discovery of memos from British Coal bosses that reveal their plans to make it difficult for miners to claim compensation for work related illnesses, predominately lung diseases. More than half a million ex-miners eventually won damages of £2.4 billion, however the process lasted years and meant that the final claims […]

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Heterosexual Couples will be allowed to form a Civil Partnership

Theresa May yesterday announced that heterosexual couples will be able to enter into a civil partnership rather than get married. Statistics suggest that 3.3. million unmarried couples in the UK live together and half of these have children. At present, common-law marriage does not exist and so unmarried couples find themselves with few rights compared […]

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£1m in damages for victim hit by an uninsured driver

A man who was left quadriplegic after being hit by an uninsured driver in a 4×4 looks set to receive £1million in compensation, even though the incident happened on private land. Farmer Dennis Tindale believed that the victim, Michael Lewis was on his land with the intention of stealing metal. Both cars collided after the […]

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The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has now received Royal Assent, bringing it one step closer to the Act coming into full force. The Act will make bereaved parents entitled to paid leave following the death of a dependant. This will be applicable if the child is under the age of 18 or […]

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A Big Thank You to our Conveyancing Department

Our Conveyancing Department received some wonderful thank you presents last week from some satisfied clients. Well done team on providing such great service!

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Love is Still in the Air!

Good news for married couples as a new study of UK couples shows that there are now more stable marriages than thirty years ago. The study has shown divorces at their lowest levels for thirty years. Also, couples divorcing after three years of marriage is down by half and those splitting after five years is […]

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