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The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Making it rain No matter whether you work in a large firm or a high street firm there will come a day when you are expected to go and make it rain/network. Networking is yet another skill which they...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Making it through Lunchtime came and went, I had to start doing some actual work. I then remembered that my new job was in the Property Litigation department and I completely hated Land Law at...

The price of justice
The price of justice

A common public perception is that lawyers charge too much. Certainly in litigation, the courts are always quick to reduce lawyer's fees saying... well, they often don't give a reason, they...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

My first day The alarm went off which was a massive novelty/major inconvenience having been a night owl and usually slept in until 11am in uni – no one warns you how hard 9-5 is when you...

Higher Rate Stamp Duty Land Tax: How being a married couple or non-married couple can affect your tax liability.
Higher Rate Stamp Duty Land Tax: How being a married couple or non-married couple...

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is paid when you buy a residential property, e.g. a house or flat, on increasing portions of the purchase price above £125,000. From 1 April 2016, individuals (and...

Landlords, should you have a HMO Licence?
Landlords, should you have a HMO Licence?

As most landlords know, under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, a landlord may serve a section 21 notice on an assured shorthold tenant giving a minimum two months’ notice that they intend to...

The Office of the Public Guardian - Reduced Registration Fees
The Office of the Public Guardian - Reduced Registration Fees

Its official, The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) have issued a press release regarding a reduction in registration fees for both lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Enduring Powers of Attorney...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Then what…Having been offered the job I went back to revising for my finals and put the whole growing up and getting a job drama to the back of my mind. My final exam, the Law of Trusts,...

The Marriage Statistics
The Marriage Statistics

The Marriage Statistics for 2014 (the latest year for which they are available) have been published by the Office for National Statistics and show that the marriage rate has increased overall...

Why review your Will?
Why review your Will?

A Will, once signed, should not be considered set in stone. It is important to review its contents on a regular basis to ensure that it still meets the desired needs and objectives. This is most...