Disputes

Settlement Agreements – What you need to know

In good news, which feels like rather a rare commodity these days, the Insolvency Service have recently published figures showing that planned job cuts by British employers fell by 11% since July, meaning that the predicted surge in unemployment this autumn following the end of the government furlough scheme at the end of September may…

End of the eviction ban – impact on landlords

As many people saw their incomes fall away during the pandemic, the government stepped in to protect renters by introducing a complete ban on evictions.  Courts stopped holding eviction hearings in March 2020 and although they were re-introduced in September 2020, bailiffs were instructed not to enforce them. Struggling landlordsWhilst the eviction ban did its…

Planning ahead to save the farm

It is a sad fact that farmers’ families often face huge inheritance tax bills if effective succession planning has not been implemented. Tax relief is currently available, but many don’t receive it because the required processes have not been followed. Alarmingly, an NFU Mutual survey in 2017 found that less than 50% of farming families…

5 tips to avoid property fraud during the pandemic

Our 5 tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of property fraud It is a fact that empty properties are at an increased risk on property fraud. An increasing number of residential and commercial properties have been left empty during the pandemic, as people work from home or spend time in a different property.…

How do I contest a Will?

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest things in life to go through. If there is also a dispute over their Will, this can make it even more distressing. You may feel that they were not of sound mind when they made their Will or perhaps even were unduly influenced or…