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The team at Hewitts are delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Allen who joined the firm on 21st September 2020 in our Stockton office.  Christine has relocated from the South and brings with her a wealth of land and conveyancing experience.  Partner and head of the residential conveyancing, Kerri Calder said, “We are delighted that...
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If a person lacks capacity to manage their financial affairs and does not have a Power of Attorney in place, sometimes a Deputy needs to be appointed. A Deputy is a representative appointed by the Court of Protection authorising that person to act on behalf of the incapacitated person. The Deputy’s authority will then continue for...
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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 28 September 2020. The regulations: prohibits an employer from allowing a worker to attend any place (except the place where they are required to self-isolate) for any purpose connected to the worker’s employment;sets out the prohibition on knowingly allowing a self-isolating worker or...
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A recent Court case has demanded a window cleaner, Peter, must pay back almost £250,000 to the beneficiaries of his late brother Mick’s estate after he followed his brother’s wishes to give the money away to the homeless. This money had been given away following Mick’s dying wish, however he had not written a Will.  Without...
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The government has recently approved a proposal to reform the disclosure of criminal records. A review of the sentencing system found that a critical element in reducing offending was having access to employment. Having unspent convictions can be a barrier to gaining employment, so the proposal is to change the law to reduce the number of...
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