Blog archive

October 2017

  • Posted on October 30, 2017 by Admin
    It is, of course, very common for couples to live together without being married and indeed for children to be born into such relationships. The importance of having a will cannot be underestimated.
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  • Posted on October 26, 2017 by Admin
    As of March 2017 the then Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss changed the personal injury discount rate from 2.5% per annum to 0.75%, a rate that had not been reviewed for 15 years.

    The government now proposes to review the rate at lease every three years in future.
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  • Posted on October 25, 2017 by Admin
    Whatever you think of the i360 and the new wind farm along the Sussex coastline, there’s no doubt that our sea views have changed dramatically in just a few short years.
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  • Posted on October 18, 2017 by Admin
    The Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims came into force on the 1st October 2017. Currently, although parties are expected to comply with the existing Practice Direction for Pre-Action Conduct there is no specific Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims.
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  • Posted on October 17, 2017 by Admin
    When buying a house together, one of the fundamental things that might slip your mind amongst saving for the deposit, applying for the mortgage or deciding which tiles to have in the downstairs loo, might be how you will actually hold the property together. There are two ways to legally own a property, as Joint Tenants and or as Tenants in Common.
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  • Posted on October 13, 2017 by Admin
    It is unquestionable that Brighton has a certain allure with its sunshine, beach and easy-going way of life, but is it really worth the increasing costs associated with living in one of Britain’s most bustling cities?
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  • Posted on October 11, 2017 by Admin
    So, it’s October and the new school year is now well under way. My youngest has just started school and almost immediately returned home with a form requesting my permission for him to receive a flu immunisation at school. Most parents, by the time their children go to school, already pretty much know where they stand in terms of whether they will have their children immunised or not. But, as school flu immunisations are a fairly new thing (even newer is that the nasal spray now comes in a choice of flavours, such as Milky Way!), it did make me think a little more about it.
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    Posted in: Family, Children
  • Posted on October 10, 2017 by Admin
    Most people have heard of the higher rate stamp duty charges for second properties that were brought in by the government on 1 April 2016. However, it still seems that there is some confusion amongst buyers about whether or not they need to pay it.
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  • Posted on October 5, 2017 by Admin
    Intellectual Property - copyright, trademarks, designs, patents – is something that almost every business has but is often under-valued or ignored.
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