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Onset of dementia, medical and legal steps against it

By Lambert Pugh News Team | September 12, 2019

Health organisations across the world are stressing the need for people to take preventive measures to protect themselves as they get older. Official guidance from the NHS says: “There is currently no ‘cure’ for dementia. In fact, because dementia is caused by different diseases it is unlikely that there will be a single cure for…

35-year mortgages with Help to Buy schemes

By Lambert Pugh News Team | September 5, 2019

Homeowners purchasing properties under the Help to Buy are now able to use 35-year mortgages. The government is trying to remove a loophole where purchasers using the scheme have had difficulty applying for mortgages longer that 20 years. The changes, effective immediately, give people more freedom to reduce their monthly mortgage repayments by spreading their…

Son able to inherit farm even though he fell out with his parents

By Lambert Pugh News Team | July 29, 2019

A judge has ruled that a son was entitled to a share of the family farm, despite having fallen out with his parents, because he had worked for more than 30 years on the understanding that the land would pass to him The High Court heard that in 1981, the parents made wills under which…

Number of affordable homes has increased according to latest figures

By Lambert Pugh News Team | July 22, 2019

The number of affordable homes has increased according to the latest figures published by the government’s housing accelerator, Homes England. The numbers of house builds started and completed in the past 12 months are both up on the previous year. Between April 2018 and March 2019 there were 45,692 new house builds started under programmes…

Woman granted £1.2m from father’s estate even after family fall-out

By Lambert Pugh News Team | July 15, 2019

A woman has been granted £1.2m despite being written out of her father’s will after they had disputes in the later years of his life. The judge found that the woman was eligible for the monies as she had worked on the family farm for 30 years to enable her in inherit it. Lucy Ann…

Christian campaigner loses court case over mother’s will

By Lambert Pugh News Team | June 24, 2019

The leader of the political group, the Christian People’s Alliance, has lost a court battle with his sister over their mother’s will. Sidney Cordle gained national prominence in 2014 while campaigning against same-sex marriage. Mr Cordle’s mother Peggy died in 2016 at the age of 93, leaving a house worth £300,000 and £60,000 in cash.…