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Santa visits Staveley!

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It is that time of year when all the girls and boys are on their best behaviour. You never know when Santa may drop in to check on you... Santa and his Head Elf, Chloe Twinkletoes, visited our office to ensure we were compliant with GDPR (which of course...

Chocolate Explosion Winner!

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Congratulations to the winner of our most recent chocolate explosion! All money raised will go to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice! To read more about the hospice, visit the website here. ...

Two-thirds of parents make no legal provision for kids

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Research from Direct Line Life Insurance shows that 65% of parents have made no legal provision for who would raise their children if they were no longer able to. It was also found that of those who had discussed the matter, 31% wouldn't give the person...

New 'death tax' will cost some estates up to £6k

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The Government is pushing ahead with plans to raise probate fees by up to 3,770. The proposals will see estates worth £2m or more pay £6,000 in probate fees, up from £155 currently. However, the increase is a reduction on the original...

Will Aid Turns 30

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Will Aid is back again this November, and this year they are turning 30! They started in 1988 and have so far raised over £20 million for a group of amazing charities by encouraging more than 300,000 people to make their Wills. Who are Will...

Tax change will add to divorce misery

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New rules dictating how long couples have to sell a property after separation will bring added stress to families. A capital gains tax change proposed in the budget is set to increase strife among divorcing couples at a time when the government is...

Britons left £2.85bn to charity in wills last year

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Britons left a record £2.85bn to charity via gifts in wills last year. Health and cancer charities were the biggest beneficiaries with Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation in the top five. The data, secured from...

Certainty steps taken ensured step-children inherited

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The following case study outlines just how important it is to use a Certainty Will Search. Thousands of solicitors now make no assumptions or prejudgment surrounding the existence of a Will or which is the last Will. They simply include Certainty Will Search...

Aristocrat challenges 'divorce tourism' verdict

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An aristocrat is to appeal to the Supreme Court after losing a legal battle to stop his former spouse claiming monthly maintenance payments in the English courts following their divorce in Scotland. Charles Villiers, 55, said the decision would result in...

July News

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Here are some of July's recent stories regarding the law, including HS2, Divorce and Lasting Powers of Attorney. All links to original articles are linked. The Supreme Court is to rule next week on whether Graham Mills, a surveyor, will have to...

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