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Sussex Law Society Annual Charity Ball - 17th May 2019

Jacqueline Hardaway
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An inspirational speech was given by our Managing Director and President of the Sussex Law Society, Jacqueline Hardaway, at the annual charity Ball on Friday 17th May 2019.  To an audience of over 240 guests at The Grand Hotel in Brighton, Jacqueline...

Purchasing a 'listed' building

Gemma Blizard
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How does purchasing a ‘listed’ building differ from an ordinary purchase? In the South East we have a number of properties of special architectural or historical importance. A listed building will fall into one of three categories of listing;...

Deputyship

Jenny Mayhew
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What can you do if your loved one cannot make decisions for themselves?  If they have a Power of Attorney in place the Attorneys can act for them (subject to registration requirements) but what happens if there is no Power of Attorney?   The...

First Time Buyer's Relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax

Laura Mechen
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Do you qualify for First Time Buyer’s Relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax? A First Time Buyer is defined by the Revenue as someone who has never owned property anywhere in the world before.  So, if you are a First Time Buyer buying a property, you...

Duty of Care at A & E

Jon Wilson
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Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (2018) This case examines the duty of care owed to patients by non-medically qualified staff at an A & E Department. The Claimant, a 26 year old man, had been assaulted and attended at the A & E...

The importance of making Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lisa Hills Tagg
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According to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance, more than 80 per cent (41.6 million) of adults mistakenly believe that their loved ones would automatically be allowed to take over their affairs and make decisions on their behalf if they were to...

The importance of being "warned" - injury at the Ryder Cup

Jacqueline Hardaway
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There are many types of sporting injuries – but do you really expect to be injured when you are simply spectating? Ms. Remande was a spectator at the Ryder Cup and was hit in the eye, leading to loss of sight. As the headlines celebrated...

Limitation - Now or Never

Nick Stockley
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One of the most important issues for litigation is whether a claimant’s right to action is within the limitation period. The Limitation Act 1980 contains provisions on limitation periods for different areas of law, ranging from negligence to breach of...

Probate Fees: What do you need to know?

Elizabeth Mitchell
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In November 2018, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice Lucy Frazer QC MP confirmed that new legislation is before Parliament to implement a new structure of fees for a grant of representation (usually called a Grant of Probate). The current...

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Asset Sale vs Share Sale

Nick Stockley
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If you are in the process of selling your business, then the type of acquisition is an important decision to make. Asset Sale This involves the buyer buying sufficient assets that make up the business. This can come in the form of land, stock, IP-rights,...

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