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Who is LISA?

Rebecca West
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Who is LISA? The Government Help to Buy ISA Scheme for first time buyers closed to new applicants at the end of November 2019.  If you opened an account in time you can continue to save into it until November 2029 and you then have a year to claim...

No Fault Divorce - The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

Yasmin Iqbal
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Family Lawyers and Resolution members have been campaigning for a ‘no fault divorce’ system for years, in an attempt to reduce conflict between divorcing couples who are being forced to blame the other if they have not been separated for two...

Increase in IHT allowances from April 2020

Julie Binge
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The Residence Nil Rate Band which was introduced in the Summer Budget 2015 and came into force for deaths after 6 th April 2017, increases to £175,000 per person in April 2020.   The Residence Nil Rate Band is an allowance on top of the...

Security of Tenure

Lochana Gabrielsen
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What is security of tenure? The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) provides security of tenure to businesses that occupy under a lease. If the Act applies, the relevant business tenancy will not automatically come to end upon the expiry of the...

A Trainee's Diary - Seat Three

Stuart Long
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My penultimate seat before qualifying involved a concoction of Private Client and Employment Law. Naturally contrasting areas, but I always find it important to learn as much as possible in life. As the saying goes, “knowledge is power”. This is...

When can I use Power of Attorney?

Jenny Mayhew
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Many of you will have been appointed as an Attorney in a Power of Attorney.  A Power of Attorney is a document which someone (the Donor) signs to say that if they cannot ever make decisions for themselves, they appoint one or more trusted people to make...

What is a Statutory Will?

Lisa Hills Tagg
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When an individual lacks the necessary mental capacity to make a Will for themselves, it is possible that a Statutory Will can be made for them.  A Statutory Will looks and works very much like a regular Will.   Under the Mental Capacity Act...

The importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney

Julie Binge
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Do you have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place?  The Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced Lasting Powers of Attorney which replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney.   A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where a person appoints...

Your New Year's Resolution

Jenny Mayhew
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Your New Year’s Resolution The festive period is over and you have made your list of New Year's resolutions so why not add one more to the list? It is a good idea to keep your Will under regular review. This is to ensure that the Will is up to...

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...

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