Sunaks covid giveaway

Rishi Sunak’s Stamp Duty Holiday was a bold and expensive plan to encourage the property market back to life after the havoc wrought by the first pandemic lockdown. As it draws to a close we have an overview and consider how 2021 will shape up for the housing market.

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New start 2021

January is traditionally a busy time for family lawyers.  Couples whose relationships are in difficulties often put off plans to separate until after Christmas, not wishing to disrupt the children’s or extended family’s celebrations. Time to make decisions? This year of course the coronavirus pandemic has put an enormous strain on all of our relationships.  Citizens […]

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A separated Christmas is bad enough for you and your children, but Christmas 2020 offers new challenges for us all. We talk you through some tips for keeping things as simple as possible.

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Misuse of DNARs

The misuse of DNARs has become more common in the 2020 pandemic – we feel you should be aware of ageism in their use.

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What to avoid when buying a house

House buyers’ complaints about misrepresentation and being lied to – how not to fall victim to the same traps that could end up costing you a fortune.

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Using the SDLT holiday to buy your dream home

Anyone who has been living on planet Earth since March 2020 knows that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a problem. Governments across the world are desperate for some extra tax receipts to fill the yawning hole in budgets created by the cost of supporting their economies. Different countries have taken a variety of approaches to […]

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Free Wills October 2020

As Wills and Probate solicitors, we hope you forgive us for going on about the importance of having a valid Will. Making a Will is a relatively inexpensive way of ensuring that your assets go to the right place when you are no longer around. Dying without a Will means that your loved ones are […]

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Facing a Property Misrepresentation Claim

This collection of cases of property misrepresentation claims should remind all of us how important it is to tell the truth on a Property Information Form

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Electronic Will witnessing

The law which sets out how a Will is to be signed in order for it to be valid stems back to 1837 The Wills Act 1837 sets out that for a Will to be valid it must be signed in the presence of two independent adult witnesses, if this is not complied with the […]

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Software licensing issues

Software licensing issues can seriously affect a business, often through misreading licenses or malicious reporting. And it’s an issue that you might not even notice until you get the letter.

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No-fault divorce to become law in 2021

After years of campaigning for a no-fault divorce to be an available option for couples, we are very pleased to confirm that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent last week. Pre-2020 divorce options This now means that separating couples will no longer have to play the “blame game” in order to be […]

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No-fault divorce nearly in law

A no-fault divorce edges closer now Parliament has voted it through At long last Cunningtons’ family department can welcome the news that MPs have voted in favour of the latest stage of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill . This will, when passed, enable separated couples who have managed to maintain an amicable relationship to […]

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