Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some debate recently on the appointment of Attorney using a Lasting Power of Attorney and the use by the Attorneys of those powers. The debate has been raised by comments made by a Senior Court of Protection Judge who raised concerns over the supervision of Attorneys. With the correct advice on who …

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First time buyers to be exempt from Stamp Duty Land Tax

Chancellor Philip Hammond has provided first time buyers with welcome news in his Autumn budget. As from the 22 November, first time buyers will be exempt from paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for many transactions. The relief will work as follows: On the purchase of a property up to a price of £300,000, there will be no …

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New Debt Recovery Procedure

Are you a business, or even an individual who is owed money? Forget simple letters threatening court proceedings if payment is not received promptly. From 1st October 2017, you need to observe the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims.  Court action will be a last resort and has to be preceded by a fairly bureaucratic procedure …

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