Legal News and Blogs

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Mediation – Private or Legal Aid

The availability of legal aid in family law is limited to cases which involve domestic abuse following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) in 2013. However, the alternative method of mediation is still available where abuse has not occurred. Mediation avoids going to [...]

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The future of Civil Legal Aid- Domestic Violence

Legal Aid is incredibly important. In line with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), our criminal justice system enables citizens to feel both protection and redress from acts of violence. Article 6 of the ECHR specifically addresses the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing constitutes equality between [...]

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Wills: what is it and why you may need one

Though it may seem morbid, you don’t need to be near the end to consider writing your last will and testament. There are many reasons why it may be wise to write your will sooner, rather than later: Getting married or entering into a Civil Partnership (either will make any [...]

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Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate: The Decision

Over the last week the Court of Appeal have has been hearing the Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate case which was disputing the use of the Parthenia technique in leasehold valuation. If the technique were permitted then the price of leasehold properties could plummet in the [...]

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Mundy v The Trustees of Sloane Stanley Estate: A Revolution in Leasehold Valuations

“This is the biggest scandal of the leasehold world” – James Wyatt The value of leasehold properties in the UK is in flux this week. The Court of Appeal is currently presiding over the Mundy v The Trustees of The Sloane Stanley Estate case which will decide how leasehold properties [...]

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Building Regulation & Compliance Certificates

When making changes to your property you must be aware of certain building regulations which govern how alteration work and installations can be done. The purpose of these regulations is to maintain the safety and energy efficiency of your property. Work covered by the regulations must be approved by the [...]

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What is a Henry VIII clause?

The term ‘Henry VIII clause’ originates from the infamous King himself who in 1539 published a ‘Statute of Proclamations’. This Statute granted King Henry the power to avoid legislating through Parliament. Instead, he had empowered himself to make statutory changes by public announcement. These clauses currently exist to enable the [...]

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Statement of Compliance Criminal Finance Act 2017

As a firm, we value our reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. We recognise that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in the facilitation of tax evasion will also reflect adversely on our image and reputation. We do not tolerate tax evasion, [...]

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Repeal Bill

  What is the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill? ‘The Great Repeal Bill’ is designed to lay out the way in which EU law will be transferred into domestic law prior to March 2019, the deadline for the UK exiting. Section 3 (1) of the Bill states that ‘direct EU legislation, [...]

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