Entrepreneurs advised to learn from lawyers

The Times’ Power in Partnerships supplement suggests that small businesses should work closely with lawyers and accountants to expand and develop their business knowledge. Business owners who think of their lawyers as nothing more than a source of legal advice are increasingly realising that they can actually offer everything from investor introductions and strategic advice […]

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Inflation rises to 1.3% in October

UK inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.3% in October, up from 1.2% in the previous month, according to figures from the ONS. The slight increase moves the rate, as measured by the CPI, above its recent five-year low. The ONS said the marginal rise was because transport costs fell by less than they […]

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Admin/ Reception position.

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time, pro-active, energetic and enthusiastic Administrator / Receptionist to join our friendly firm of solicitors in Orpington, Kent. The successful candidate will play a key part in ensuring that a friendly and efficient service is provided to both clients and colleagues alike, from being first point of contact for […]

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Free legal talk at Orpington Library

Tuesday 18th November 11am at Orpington Library — We will be giving a half hour talk entitled “Protecting your family assets” where we will discuss and take questions on: Ensuring your estate goes to the right people and is tax efficient. How a Power of Attorney can protect you and your family Issues with Inheritance Tax — does your […]

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Mortgage lending falls in August

Monthly mortgage lending in August fell for the first time in six months, according to figures from the Council Mortgage Lenders (CML). The CML said lending to first time buyers rose 9% in August compared with the same month a year earlier. Separately, research conducted by Rightmove and Oxford Economics has predicted that property values […]

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Free talk at Orpington Library

Tuesday 21st October 11am at Orpington Library — We will be giving a half hour talk entitled “Planning for the future” where we will discuss and take questions on: The importance of having a Will and keeping it up to date The benefits to you and your loved ones of having a Lasting Power of Attorney […]

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Homes for young people scheme to be announced

David Cameron is to unveil an extension of the Help to Buy scheme, which aims to get young people on the housing ladder. Under the scheme, 100,000 houses would be built on so-called “brownfield” land and reserved for sale only to young people buying their first homes. The “starter homes” will be available across England […]

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Free talk at Orpington Library

Tuesday 16th September 11am at Orpington Library — We will be giving  a half hour talk entitled “Protecting your family assets” where we will discuss and take questions on: The importance of having a Will and keeping it up to date The benefits to you and your loved ones of having a Lasting Power of Attorney Issues with Inheritance Tax […]

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Mortgage approvals fall in July

Mortgage approvals grew 7.9% year-on-year in July, according to new figures from the Bank of England. In July there were 66,569 approvals up from 61,659 a year earlier. However, approvals were down 0.8% from 67,085 in June. By value, July’s purchase approvals totalled £10.8bn, 16% higher than the £9.3bn approved in July 2013. Remortgages continued […]

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Administrative Assistant / Receptionist required

An opportunity has arisen for a pro-active, energetic and enthusiastic Administrative Assistant / Receptionist to join this firm of solicitors in Orpington, Kent. The successful candidate will play an important part in ensuring that an effective, friendly and efficient service is provided to both clients and colleagues alike, from being first point of contact for […]

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