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The Christmas Hangover

Robin Williams
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If you are a business owner or manager, you just might be returning after the Christmas break to a big disciplinary headache or two, resulting from over exuberant merry making by staff at the office Christmas party. Although most office parties are...

How making lifetime gifts can affect your inheritance tax bill.

Tracey Pugh
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People sometimes like to make cash gifts to family or friends during their lifetime.  This could be for a variety of reasons and whilst their generosity is appreciated, the person may not realise if the gift is made within seven years of their death...

ACT NOW! - Help to Buy ISA deadline imminent

Laura Lineker
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The Help to Buy ISA scheme will close to new accounts at midnight on 30 November 2019.   What is a Help to Buy ISA and do I need one? The Help to Buy ISA is a savings account that you should open if you are saving to buy your first home. The...

A Trainee's Diary - Seat Two

Stuart Long
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Following my first seat with the Litigation, Commercial and Personal Injury Department, I moved to the hectic Property Department in January 2019. I have found this area incredibly interesting, particularly Commercial Property, and important to my continual...

The Pros and Cons of Purchasing a New Build Property

Gemma Blizard
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You have finally found your dream home and you are excited about being the first owners of a brand new home, but what things should you consider when making this decision? The biggest attraction to purchasers of a new build property is that they will be the...

Dawson Hart at the Uckfield FM Business Expo

Jemma Buchanan
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Another fantastic Business Expo hosted by Uckfield FM was held at Civic Centre Uckfield on 11th July 2019! Dawson Hart had a successful day at the event where we were all about Wills! We were also offering the chance to win a bottle of Malibu if you could...

Thinking of moving home? Top tips and things to consider!

Laura Lineker
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When moving home it is a good idea to know what you are signing up for. Conveyancing can be a lengthy and stressful process and so here are some top tips in order to speed up the transaction and help it run smoothly!   Selling Get valuations from...

A judgment is just a piece of paper. What do I do with it now?

Gemmalucy Smith
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  You have successfully obtained a county court judgment against a defendant in respect of money owing to you.  Does this mean you will now automatically receive this money?  What happens when you obtain judgment from the court against the...

What is Probate?

Elizabeth Mitchell
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When a friend of family member passes away, people often discuss whether an estate will ‘need to go to probate’, although many people are unclear exactly what this means. A Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration if a person dies without...

How to ensure your assets pass in accordance with your wishes

Julie Binge
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Do you want to ensure your assets pass in accordance with your wishes? Make a Will now. Over 50% of UK adults have not made a Will.   If you do not have a Will in place, your assets will pass under the intestacy rules which will not...

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