Case boosts stance against developments

The Times reports that towns and villages will have more chance of fighting off unwanted new housing developments after Gladman Developments lost a test case in Winslow. Gladman has withdrawn its legal challenge against a “neighbourhood plan” drawn up by the residents of Winslow, which determined where new homes should be built. The developer wanted […]

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Free talk at Orpington Library

Tuesday 19th May 11am at Orpington Library — We will be giving a talk entitled “Protecting your family assets” Subjects to be discussed include: The importance of having a Will and why you must keep it up to date The benefits to you and your loved ones of having a Lasting Power of Attorney Inheritance Tax — […]

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What becomes of your digital legacy?

A poll has shown that what becomes of a person’s digital legacy once they die is an area that may require greater clarity. The YouGov research commissioned by Mishcon de Reya has shown that 36% of respondents thought ownership of a Facebook profile of a deceased person passed to the site while 20% said next of […]

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Free legal talk on Asbestosis and related diseases

If you have been exposed to asbestos and you have gone on to develop Asbestosis and pleural thickening, you may be able to make a claim for compensation, even if your original employers have ceased treading. Please join us for an informal talk and discussion, without obligation, at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Gillingham on […]

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Business rates review on Budget agenda

The Chancellor will use his Budget on Wednesday to announce a wide-ranging review of the business rates system. Danny Alexander, officially kicked off the review of business rates, stating: “The time has come for a radical review of this important tax. We want to ensure the business rates system is fair, efficient and effective.” The […]

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Free Legal Talk at Orpington Library – 17th March

Tuesday 17th March 11am at Orpington Library — We will be giving a talk entitled “Protecting your family assets” where we will discuss and take questions on: The importance of having a Will and why you must keep it up to date The benefits to you and your loved ones of having a Lasting Power […]

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Full Time Administrator / Receptionist

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. This position has the potential to progress to Admin Supervisor, so supervisory experience will be advantageous. The successful candidate will play a key part in ensuring that a friendly and efficient […]

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Free legal talks at Orpington Library — next Tuesday

Tuesday 24th February 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 why you must keep it up to date The benefits to you and your loved ones of having a Lasting […]

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Martin Lewis says “Lasting Power of Attorney — it’s incredibly important “

Martin Lewis OBE, Money Saving Expert, is an award-winning campaigning TV and radio presenter, newspaper columnist, author and, according to Google, the most searched-for British man. An ultra-specialised journalist who focuses on cutting bills without cutting back, he founded MoneySavingExpert.com in 2003  and it’s now the UK’s biggest money site, with more than 14 million […]

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December retail growth slowest in six years

Retailers suffering their slowest December growth in six years with like-for-like sales fell 0.4% in the month, according to the latest sales monitor produced by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG. Total sales rose 1% compared with an improvement of 1.8 per cent a year earlier. David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, said the […]

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