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Widow seeks to avoid £300,000 Inheritance Tax Bill

Elizabeth Mitchell
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Widow seeks to avoid £300,000 inheritance tax bill due on a gift made by her late husband because the gift was made before they were married The widow of one of the heirs to the JD Sports fortune is applying to the Court to rescind the gift of half...

Becoming a trainee solicitor during a global pandemic

Jessica Bennett
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Well, I didn’t see that one coming. When I was offered the training contract at Dawson Hart in the winter of 2019, I had all these ideas in my head of what my first day as trainee was going to be like such as, where in the office I was going to sit,...

Is 'No Jab, No Job' really up to businesses to decide?

Robin Williams
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Nadhim Zahawi MP, the UK government's minister in charge of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, stated in an interview with the BBC on 17 February that it is "up to businesses to decide" whether to require staff to be inoculated against COVID....

Is justice prevailing during lockdown in the Civil Courts?

Jon Wilson
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  For anyone who has had an accident and needed to claim compensation for their injuries will know that it is not always an easy journey. With the added worry of coronavirus and the delay this might have on your trial, the pressure can be even greater....

Are your affairs in order?

Jenny Mayhew
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As the latest Lockdown continues now is a good opportunity to get your affairs in order and, in particular, to check that you have a Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in place. An LPA is a legal document in which you appoint trusted people to make...

Make a Difference Campaign

Jenny Mayhew
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The whole country was plunged into its third lockdown on 6 th January amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Schools were closed for everyone apart from children of key workers and vulnerable children and are not likely to open now until at least Easter time. ...

Dawson Hart Celebrates Success With Will Aid

Laura Manton
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  We are delighted to announce that the Private Client department of Dawson Hart Solicitors has raised over £2,000 for Will Aid 2020. They gave up their time and expertise to draw up Wills while the charities received much-needed donations for...

PROPERTY MARKET TO REMAIN OPEN!

Laura Lineker
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The Prime Minister announced a further national lockdown on 4 th January 2021. The current guidance from the Government is that you can still move home. Estate agents and removal firms can continue to work and viewings can continue to take place....

FAQs about the effect of Coronavirus on Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney Part 2

Elizabeth Mitchell
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Steps are being taken to ease lockdown restrictions; however, life is still a long way from being back to normal. Following our article in May when we discussed Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney under lockdown, this article looks in more detail at the...

Update on the Government's Furlough Scheme

Robin Williams
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Here we are in November, having gone through 9 months of learning to cope with life during the pandemic. It’s such good news that the new vaccines are nearly ready to roll out, giving us all a bit of hope that we won’t enter into a second year of...

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