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Why Choose a Local Solicitor

By |2020-07-24T10:46:11+01:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: General|

In today’s day and age, the internet has given us all more choice in terms of products, where to buy and also services and who to use. With so much choice out there and being bombarded with advertisements online and on TV for more nationalised legal corporations what is it that makes utilising your local solicitor [...]

The dangers of a DIY divorce

By |2019-08-05T15:55:13+01:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Divorce & Family, General, Ward & Rider|

Reaching the end of a marriage is already an upsetting, stressful, and, often, messy time without the added stress of making it official through divorce proceedings. Despite the situation, whether there’s property, finances, or children involved, there’s a lot to sort through. What are the grounds for Divorce in the UK? ● Desertion ● Adultery ● [...]

Nine ‘Crash for Cash’ Fraudsters Pay Price for Their Dishonesty

By |2018-03-21T08:55:52+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: General, Personal Injury|

So called 'crash for cash' frauds are a blight not only on the motor insurance industry but also on honest drivers. The High Court made that point as it meted out stiff punishments to nine people who made dishonest compensation claims following alleged road accidents that never even happened. The nine, six of them members of [...]

Care Home Fined After Death of Resident

By |2015-03-16T10:42:58+00:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: General, News|

The thought that friends or family members might be passing their later years in a care home which is unsafe is a disturbing one for anyone, so the recent announcement by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that a care home in Hertfordshire has been fined £85,000 for a breach of the Health and Safety at [...]

Stamp Duty Changes

By |2014-12-05T11:50:52+00:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: General, News|

The basis on which stamp duty is charged is being changed in a move that will benefit most purchasers of property. The old system applied a single rate of stamp duty to the sale price, based on the value of the purchase. Because of the way in which this was tiered, it led to some creative [...]

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Come and Join Us!

By |2014-09-25T10:35:55+01:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: General, News|

Join us tomorrow from 10.30am and 2.30pm, for our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We are taking part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for the Macmillan charity to help people affected by cancer. Over the last couple of years we raised over £700.  This year we want to raise even more money with your [...]

A Run for Charity, In Memory

By |2014-03-24T11:29:31+00:00March 24th, 2014|Categories: General, News|

Six of our staff took part in the annual Myton Hospice 5 mile run on March 16th 2014. Staff ran in memory of their friend and work colleague Louise Hughes, who with great sadness, lost her fight to cancer in March 2013. The Myton Run took place at Draycote Water in Rugby in beautiful sunshine. The [...]

Village Greens – Latest Decisions

By |2012-05-28T10:41:43+01:00May 28th, 2012|Categories: General, Moving Home & Conveyancing, News|

A recent ruling in which 'village green' status was withdrawn from an area of land in Dorset highlights the fact that the granting of village green status does not necessarily mean that the land will be free from the risk of development in perpetuity. The Government is determined to free up more land for development. To [...]

In Brief – HMRC to Name and Shame Tax Dodgers

By |2010-06-28T10:42:10+01:00June 28th, 2010|Categories: General, News|

Taxpayers who evade more than £25,000 of tax will now be 'named and shamed' by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) where the evasion affects a period after 1 April 2010. It is expected to be 2011 before the first tax evaders will be publicly exposed on the HMRC website. HMRC are hoping that the threat of [...]

Privacy Cases Will Be Dealt With On Their Facts

By |2010-05-25T09:57:00+01:00May 25th, 2010|Categories: General, News|

John Terry, the Chelsea FC football captain, was recently the focus of press attention following an affair with the ex-partner of his England team mate, Wayne Bridge. Mr Terry sought an injunction preventing the details of the affair being made public. Although he was originally granted an injunction, the same judge then decided to overturn it. [...]