FREE Library Talk tomorrow at Orpington Library

Come along tomorrow at 11am at Orpington Library to learn more about Wills, LPAs and Inheritance Tax. No need to book and all are welcome.

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Call for a ban on driving for motorists who cause serious injury

The charity Cycling UK’s recent research shows that 77% of people think that motorists who cause serious injury should lose their license for a minimum period. This is in the context that figures from the MoJ highlight that in 2016 61 drivers convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving escaped a direct ban.

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£9million in compensation for child misdiagnosed by the NHS

The child, who lost both legs after being sent home twice, has been awarded £9 million in compensation by the High Court in London. The child was just 9 months old when her parents took her to their GP and twice to A&E at Peterborough District Hospital with ‘feverish’ symptoms. She subsequently lost both limbs […]

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Custody of a Pet? Ant McPartlin and his ex-wife share custody of their dog

We are a nation of animal lovers and certainly the case of Ant McPartlin and his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong demonstrate this. They have drawn up an agreement to share custody of their dog Hurley to allow both to have access to him. A pet is often considered to be part of the family and so […]

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60% of people don’t have a Will

According to recent figures, 60% of us do not have a Will. But we are all different, and having a Will reflects this. No one wants to think about the inevitable, but we all want to leave those we love, well cared for and receiving what is rightfully theirs. Without a Will, however, you may […]

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Proposed probate rate rise

The Government are looking to raise the rate of probate applicable for deceased’s estates. Estates worth £2million or more will need to pay £6,000 in probate fees, up from the current rate of £155, and estates worth between £1m and £1.6m will have to pay £4,000 if the plans go ahead. The Government has stated […]

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A temporary ban on bouncy castles?

There are calls for a temporary ban on bouncy castles until regulations are tighten up on their use. MP Robert Halfon has called for the temporary ban following twenty incidents since 2011 and two tragic deaths. The call is in response to a serious incident when a 30ft inflatable slide collapsed at a fireworks display […]

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Are you thinking of challenging a Will?

The number of people challenging Wills has risen over the last few years. Our lives, and those of our loved ones, are becoming increasingly more complex; second marriages, cohabitating couples and estranged children now form an integral part of many modern family units. This, combined with an increase in the value of people’s estates, and […]

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House Prices fall in London

A report by the London Central Portfolio has shown that house prices in London have dropped to an all time low and are now lower than they were during the financial crisis. Brexit uncertainty and Stamp Duty increases are thought to be contributory factors. The drop in prices has also been recorded across England and […]

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Victims of the blood scandal signed away legal rights

It is widely reported that over 1,200 patients who were infected with HIV, signed away their legal rights to further legal action. After signing the contracts, they were then told that they had also been infected with Hepatitis C. The contracts were signed in 1991 and most patients received £24,000 in compensation depending on their […]

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