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This week saw the new series of the BBC’s Line of Duty hit our screens, with another battle ahead for the police against serious organised crime. For those new to this drama, the first episode may well have been very confusing. The episode was clouded in layers of acronyms that a person not well versed in...
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The Probate sector suffered a vast detrimental impact in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 and the increased death rates and pressure on HM Probate Registry (who were also in the process of incrementally changing their processes) saw huge backlogs for the issue of Grants of Probate and significant delays to estate administration. The good news...
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It was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Economic Statement on 3 March 2021 that individual(s) buying their main home will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) for a purchase price of up to £500,000. Please see below a summary of key questions and our views on the same. What are the SDLT rates...
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Covid Recovery The Furlough scheme is to be extended to end of September with the amount employer’s will be asked to contribute 10% in July and 20% in August and September as the scheme is gradually phased out.New Restart Cash Grants will be made available for up to £6000 for non-essential businesses and other businesses such...
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Amid the challenges many have faced this year there are some vast changes in respect of divorce law in the UK. Solicitors may now file divorce and financial remedy applications through the family court online portal. My HMCTS still requires some improvement and it is often not user friendly, but it has unbelievably reduced waiting times from...
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