New enquiries 01603 724399

 Other Enquiries 01603 462 796

Archive for January 2017

Man must pay £44,000 in family dispute over will

A man has been told he’s liable to pay costs of £44,000 because of his unreasonable behaviour in a family dispute over his stepfather’s will. The case involved the stepson and the stepfather’s daughter and son. The stepson had looked after the father’s finances in the last 12 months of his life. Following the father’s…

Read More

Over 220,000 home buyers have used Help to Buy

The latest government figures show that more than 220,000 home buyers have now used the various Help to Buy schemes to purchase a new home. More than 180,000 of them are first time buyers. The average house price across the schemes is £191,000, showing that it is those buying smaller properties who are benefiting most.…

Read More

Daughter’s bid to administer mother’s estate rejected

A woman has failed to be allowed to administer her late mother’s estate because the High Court considered that she was untrustworthy. A man claiming to be the deceased’s husband was also rejected as an administrator with the court preferring to appoint someone independent from outside the family. The case involved a woman who died…

Read More

UK House prices show an annual increase of 6.9%

UK house prices rose by 6.9% in the year to October 2016, according to the latest official figures from the Land Registry. However, the number of sales dropped by 8% over the same period. The price of the average property is now £216,674. In England, the October data showed an annual price increase of 7.4%, taking…

Read More

LPAs could help protect your future

Add a little legal certainty to your New Year Resolutions part 2 January is the time for making resolutions to give ourselves a fresh start for the New Year. It’s good to take stock and decide to eat less or exercise more but there’s so much more we could be doing to improve our lives…

Read More

Make sure you have an up-to-date will in place

Add a little legal certainty to your New Year Resolutions  January is the time for making resolutions to give ourselves a fresh start for the New Year. It’s good to take stock and decide to eat less or exercise more but there’s so much more we could be doing to improve our lives and protect…

Read More