By

Sophie Lamont
The licensing of air weapons is different across the UK: In England and Wales there is no need to acquire a licence to hold an air weapon.In Scotland air weapons owners need a specific air weapons licence.In Northern Ireland air weapons owners need a firearms licence. It an offence to sell or gift an air...
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Durham County Council has recently introduced a £5million Durham Business Recovery Grant Scheme, open to businesses in all Sectors located in County Durham. The aim of the Scheme is to assist businesses with a credible plan to adapt and recover from the effects of COVID 19, but which require financial support in order to do...
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Over recent years solar panels have become a common addition to homes across the country as home owners and developers alike look towards ways of saving money, sourcing renewable energy whilst also lowering their carbon footprint. Solar panels are a great way of sourcing environmentally friendly energy for your home however there are certain things...
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As part of the biggest reforms to English property law for 40 years the government has announced plans to bring forward long awaited legislation to enable millions of leasehold homeowners the right to extend their leases to 990 years with zero ground rents and simplifying the process of calculating the premium payable. Why is extending the...
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Following the implementation of the national lockdown on the 4th January 2021 across England we can confirm that our offices remain open for business.  Guidelines state that appropriate reasons for leaving home during lockdown include fulfilment of legal obligations, such as attending Court as a solicitor, dealing with the execution of Wills, or to carry...
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25% Discount on all family law services for NHS and Key workers throughout January 2021 At Hewitts we recognise the fantastic work which is being done by our NHS and keyworkers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  As a thank you, we are offering a discount of 25% to all NHS staff and key workers who instruct...
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New figures released from the National Residential Landlords Association indicate the more than half of private landlords have lost rental income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, a third of landlords have reported that they were now more likely to either leave the market or reduce their portfolio in an attempt to recover...
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Divorce is never easy and the financial implications of paying for two households instead of one can often stretch the finances of separating couples.  If there is no property or other assets of the marriage, it is easy to think there is no need to get legal advice or reach a financial settlement with your...
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Did you know that e-scooters fall within the definition of a motor vehicle? You would not be alone if you said no. Due to the growing popularity of e-scooters and general ignorance in respect of the laws governing them, the Metropolitan Police have issued an open letter to retailers to warn purchasers where they are...
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This December sees the introduction of the new Help to Buy equity loan scheme which is designed to help first time buyers their first home. You can only apply for this loan if you are a first time buyer who is purchasing a property in England. To “qualify” as a first time buyer you must...
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