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First-time buyers overtake home movers

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First-time buyers are now dominating Britain's housing market, as the level of current homeowners moving house fell the most in seven years, according to Lloyds Bank. It found that the number of home movers fell by 4% last year from 2017, while the...

Earls rebel daughter loses £1.3m Will fight

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The daughter of an earl who "hated" her family's aristocratic lifestyle has lost her claim for "reasonable provision" from her father's estate. Lady Tara Wellesley did not see her father, the seventh Earl Cowley, for 26 years...

Ashgate Hospice Free Wills Month

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With Ashgate Hospice being a local charity, we are very enthusiastic about supporting them whether it is through their 'Care for a Cuppa' morning or their Free Wills Month. Throughout the year they are using various firms to support their Free Wills...

Public not keen on robots writing Wills

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A report by law firm VWV has found that 73% of people would not trust a robot to draft their will, and almost a third said they wanted no AI involvement at all. Angharad Lynn, a senior associate at VWV, said: “Individuals are understandably...

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...

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