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Archive for October, 2016

Oct 16

Subjected to Groundless Litigation? You Could Win Compensation!

A ground-breaking Supreme Court decision has for the first time opened the way for compensation claims by those who are subjected to groundless civil proceedings which have been brought maliciously...

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Oct 16

Defiant Divorcee Who Refused to Leave Matrimonial Home Punished

Obedience to court orders is not voluntary and judges possess a battery of powers to enforce compliance. In one case, a divorcee who barricaded himself into his former matrimonial home...

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Oct 16

My Home Is My Pension

Returns on private sector pensions have been in the doldrums for a long time, and with interest rates (on which annuity rates depend) firmly stuck at historically low levels, an...

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Oct 16

Constructive pessimism – a good thing

It may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that pessimism can be a good thing, but used constructively it can be – but how? Some people are naturally organised and dot all...

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Oct 16

Trustees' Duties of Disclosure to Will Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries often have to wait for many years after a person's death to inherit under a will – but to what extent do they have a right to be kept...

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Oct 16

IHT – Don't Forget Annual Reliefs

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is an increasingly significant problem for many people, but it is also sometimes described as a 'voluntary tax' because it is a tax that, with proper forward...

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Oct 16

Injured Abroad? Local Law Applies

In the UK, a person who is injured by an uninsured driver can claim compensation from the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), which is funded by a levy on all motor...

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Oct 16

Harrogate Conveyancers

Raworths Residential team welcome a new addition

Raworths have welcomed a key new addition.  Sally Robinson joins Raworths from another Yorkshire based firm to lead the residential property team. Sally has over 25 years’ experience acting for...

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Oct 16

Getting Divorced – Honesty is the Best Policy

It is a sad fact that divorcing couples frequently try to hide assets from each other, but such manoeuvrings rarely succeed and can have very unfortunate consequences. In one recent...

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Oct 16

Stamp Duty Land Tax, what you need to know

Stamp Duty Land Tax, or SDLT, is a significant cost when budgeting for a new house or flat; it is now even more so for many buyers.  Since April 2016,...

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Oct 16

Work Done on Your Home? Contractual Clarity is Key!

Building work on private homes is very often carried out on an informal basis without clear contractual terms in place. However, one High Court case vividly shows that such an...

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Oct 16

Trustees Who Act in Good Faith Protected by Court

Beneficiaries are frequently unsatisfied with the actions (or often, the lack of action) of the executors of estates or administrators of family trusts, and the animosities that can arise are...

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