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Archive for January, 2017

Jan 17

When is a Conversion Not a Conversion?

The conversion of agricultural buildings for residential use is commonplace and a special planning regime exists to simplify the procedure for farm owners wishing to convert buildings into residential property....

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Jan 17

Survivorship Clause Leads to Double Benefit for Beneficiaries

There is an established legal principle that where people have wills benefiting each other (as is normal with the wills of a husband and wife) and the order in which...

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Jan 17

Jail Threat for Man Who Failed to Cooperate in Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is normally a difficult time for all concerned and the financial arrangements can be very contentious. Normally, problems revolve around the failure to provide accurate disclosure of assets, but...

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Jan 17

Short-Term Property Rentals – Points to Note

The rise and rise of Airbnb and similar online community marketplaces that allow property owners to rent out their properties on short-term lets has led to many people making use...

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Jan 17

Bankrupt's Pension Safe From Creditors

People who get into financial difficulties leading to bankruptcy will be relieved to hear of a recent decision by the Court of Appeal which has confirmed that a bankrupt cannot...

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Jan 17

Non-Working Daughter Loses Claim for Financial Provision

Claims by disappointed children seeking a share, or a larger share, of a parental estate are on the rise, with the latest figures published showing a year-on-year increase of more...

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Jan 17

Court Compels Insurers to Honour Policy Terms

Insurers are often less than happy to pay up gracefully in the event of a claim and legal advice is sometimes necessary to enforce your rights. In one case, lawyers...

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Jan 17

Claiming Compensation Always Better Than Reliance on the State

The costs of care for people with a disability can be eye-watering and, in many cases, the state may be unwilling to provide a care regime which meets the full...

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Jan 17

Alcoholism and Mental Capacity

In order to make a valid will, you need to know your own mind – and it helps to have a solicitor on hand to advise you. That was certainly...

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Jan 17

Reflect now for the future of your investments

At the start the year many of us take the opportunity to reflect on our finances and the provision we are making for the future.  The motivation for investment might...

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Jan 17

Selling Property? Once Contracts Are Exchanged You Must Complete

Every property seller should be aware that, once contracts are exchanged, there is a strict obligation to complete the deal. One woman who failed to do that, following the death...

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Jan 17

Who Needs a Pension if You Have a House?

Two recent surveys have underlined the importance to younger people of getting away from what is increasingly seen as a 'rent trap', in which the high cost of rentals prevents...

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Jan 17

Child Protection More Important Than Family Togetherness

Family judges are used to controversy and accept the fact that there will always be an embittered few who accuse them of 'playing God'. However, one striking case shows that...

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