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Three Essential Searches When Buying a Property

Posted on May 13th 2021

Buying a property, whether it be commercial or residential, is an exciting time. As part of the process, your solicitor will conduct property searches on your behalf. These searches are essential in finding out information about the property that cannot be discovered during your viewing....

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Who do you want making your decisions when you can’t?

Posted on April 27th 2021

Over the past 12 months we have seen a huge increase in the number of clients looking to get their affairs in order and put a Will together. Having a Will is important as it allows you to decide what happens to your property, possessions...

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Nuptial Agreements: Not just for the “mega rich”

Posted on April 15th 2021

For the majority of people, when they see the word “prenup”, they believe they relate only to the rich and famous who wish to protect their assets on divorce. However, in recent years, it has become more common for individuals to make enquiries of a...

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How do divorcing couples with extraordinary wealth settle their finances on divorce?

Posted on March 25th 2021

It is no surprise that once again, Kim Kardashian-West has hit the headlines. However sadly, this time it is because she is filing for divorce from her husband, rapper Kanye West. Whilst many “Keeping up with the Kardashians” fans may not be surprised that their...

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Meet the Team: Angela Cross

Posted on March 19th 2021

Our ‘Meet the Team’ articles aim to let you learn more about our staff, who are the foundations of Oliver & Co and our excellent client feedback and reviews. Angela Cross is a valued member of our Personal Injury Department. She prides herself on obtaining...

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5 key points to consider before taking a commercial lease

Posted on March 12th 2021

If you are taking a lease for the first time or relocating your existing business, it is vital that you understand the terms before embarking on a new lease. We recommend you consider the following key points (please note this is not an exhaustive list)...

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Keeping up with the Stamp Duty changes

Posted on March 4th 2021

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relates to the property tax due on certain property transactions in England and Northern Ireland. Due to the effects of Covid-19 and in an attempt to support the property market, from 8th July 2020 there was a temporary suspension of...

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Charity challenge – 4 weeks complete

Posted on February 10th 2021

On Monday 11th January we started our year long challenge for Claire House Children’s Hospice. 50 of our staff signed up to walk, jog or run at least one mile a day for the next 365 days in order to raise money for our charity...

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Maintaining contact with your children during lockdown

Posted on February 5th 2021

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, arrangements for separated co-parents were either structured through a mutual informal agreement or, by way of a Child Arrangements Order. However, the pandemic has created a “grey” area as to how child arrangements between co-parents should be navigated during the...

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The dangers of ‘DIY Wills’!

Posted on January 28th 2021

Writing a Will yourself may seem tempting, but we often see badly written ones which can have a devasting effect on somebody’s estate. We have collated some common pitfalls of what could go wrong. The Will may not be signed correctly causing it to be...

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