House transactions on the rise

According to figures from the HMRC, it seems that house transactions are on the rise. Their figures for February are up by 1.07% on January’s, with 101,780 transactions. Good news if you are looking to sell your home.

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Could a 40 year mortgage be the new norm?

Paying off our mortgage when we are in our 70s could be the new norm according to Money Facts. Their recent research shows that 51% of mortgage deals available on the market are available over a maximum repayment period of 40 years. This is an increase of  36% from 2014. The new mortgage could be a […]

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Widow loses case to gain ‘outright control’ of bin bag tycoon’s £16m fortune

The widow of bin bag tycoon, Michael Cowan, has lost her High Court battle to gain outright control of her late husband’s £16m fortune. Mrs Mary Jane Cowan received £435,000 on her husband’s death, and receives £240,000 a year in inheritance. The judge ruled that her £20,000 monthly allowance was generous and that she cannot […]

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Come along to our FREE talk, next Tuesday (19th)

Have you ever wished that you knew more about the law and how it can help protect your estate? Why you should have a Will? What is Inheritance Tax? We answer all these questions, and more, at our FREE legal talk at Orpington library at 11am on Tuesday 19th March. In an informal setting, we […]

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Three sisters challenge a £3m inheritance

Three sisters who challenged their late mother’s Will have won, after taking their case to the High Court in London. A judge has agreed that their mother, Ho Chin, was forced to change her Will by her traditionalist husband, who wanted her inheritance to pass to a male heir.

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House prices on the rise

There is good news if you are looking to sell your house. According to the Halifax’s latest index, house prices rose by 2.8% in the first three months to February. Their full report can be read here.

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Vernon Hadida’s LBC Podcast – listen again

Have a listen to one of our senior partners, Vernon Hadida on Eddie Mair’s LBC Drivetime show on January 25th 2019. He talks about the power of mediation and its use in the Brexit negotiations. Click here to listen to all of Vernon’s LBC podcasts.  

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An increase in complaint investigations into lasting power of attorney (LPA)

The Office of the Public Guardian have seen an increase of 50% on the number of lasting power of attorney (LPA) complaints investigation last year. The number now stands at 1.886, while 3,359 complaints were not accepted for investigation. The increase in complaints highlights the importance of applying for an LPA while the person has […]

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SRA Transparency Rules – we’re clear on price

The SRA have introduced transparency rules for their members. So you know what you are paying for and the experience of the solicitor handling your case. Good news for us; we have always been clear about both.

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A former marine sues the MOD over hearing loss

A former Royal Marine has sued the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for his noise-induced hearing loss. Mr Inglis served for 15 years, but left his employment in 2012 after having concerns about the deterioration in his levels of hearing. The MOD have admitted that Mr Inglis’ hearing loss is a result of his negligent exposure […]

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