Intestacy is easy to avoid

In the event an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part of) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy. The current Rules of Intestacy came into force on 1st October 2014 and under these Rules, […]

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Changes to inheritance tax

Inheritance Tax or ‘the dreaded tax’ as it’s sometimes known continues to rise, with HMRC receiving £5.4 billion in 2018/19, compared to £5.2 billion the previous year. A review of inheritance tax by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), requested by Chancellor Philip Hammond, has suggested several changes to make Inheritance Tax on gifts to […]

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Selling Your Home Tips

Selling your home is literally a life-changing decision. With the amount of money you’ve got locked away in it, it had better come up with the goods! So how do you get the most money from selling your home, in the shortest time? We’ve pulled together some information from experts who claim to have the […]

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Making an Inheritance Act claim

You can rely on receiving an inheritance you’ve been led to expect all your life. What are your options is you end up feeling disinherited? We talk you through your rights in these circumstances.

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Delayed completion: links in the chain

Sadly, with the complexities of life and property transactions, and the fact that there is often a chain involved when buying and selling properties, one small hiccup can have consequences for everyone in that chain. It could be that funds were not received from the mortgage provider in time. It could be that a buyer […]

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Escalating Maintenance Fees Newbuilds

Earlier this year we featured an article about escalating ground rents, particularly where they were set by developers on new houses, sold on 999-year leases, and the problems buyers were subsequently experiencing in relation to ever higher annual ground rent payments, leading to problems when they tried to sell those homes. Now it seems developers […]

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How can I afford a family law solicitor

Many people are having to go through family law court proceedings without having the benefit of legal advice, simply because of the costs involved in instructing a solicitor. Going to court and representing yourself is a terrifying prospect for most people … is there anyone who can help? Solicitors It is always worth contacting a […]

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Ask Yourself These Questions

Once you’ve met with a solicitor, you should have a much clearer idea on all of your options. You are  also understand what your costs are likely to be. Before you decide to instruct a solicitor, it’s time to ask yourself a few questions. 1. Did the solicitor listen to me? Solicitors can’t possibly give […]

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Interview your Family Law solicitor

Interviewing a Family Law solicitor When you first meet with any solicitor, we always suggest taking a notepad and pen. You’ll be given lots of information and you may be asked to get some further information or take certain steps to help strengthen your position. So it’s always handy to make a quick note of […]

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Find a Family Law Solicitor

Going to see a solicitor to discuss your Family Law issues can be a scary thing to do, whether you need to find out if you can get a divorce, or you’re having trouble agreeing how often you should spend time with your children, or you aren’t sure what to do with the house. No […]

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Property misrepresentation

Misrepresentation In Property Sales: the consequences of not telling the truth when selling property Buying property is a big investment for anyone, so it’s only right that the purchaser should be satisfied with what they are buying. Likewise, the seller should be entitled to some comfort in knowing that once their property is sold, that […]

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Legal mentee and Bryony

Cunningtons LLP are proud of the Anglia Ruskin University Mentoring Scheme Each year our solicitors take on a mentee who is currently in their second year at Anglia Ruskin and stay with them throughout the year to provide them with advice in respect of their legal careers. This year one of our Partners, Bryony Wilmshurst […]

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