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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,...

No-fault divorce

Caroline Bourn
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All the members of the Family Team at Dawson Hart are members of "Resolution". Resolution is an association of 6,500 members who are family lawyers and other professionals who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. All...

Dawson Hart in 2018

Jemma Buchanan
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As another year has ended, we have reflected on the highlights of 2018 at Dawson Hart. We have continued to provide our clients with a whole range of legal services offering advice for the individual and business. We maintained our excellence by the Law...

Statutory Demand Letter

Nick Stockley
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A statutory demand letter is just another letter asking for money, right? A statutory demand is not just another letter, it is the formal precursor to insolvency action being started against you. If you do not respond to a statutory demand within the set...

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