Category: Legal News

Britons urged to be wary of neighbourly disputes this summer

Britons are being urged to be wary of neighbourly disputes this summer, which are likely to become more common as the weather heats up and people start spending more time outdoors using noisy garden equipment or hosting BBQs and parties.

Britons saving record amount of IHT through charitable donations in Wills

New research suggests that Britons are saving a record amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) by leaving money to charitable causes in their Wills.

Lack of legal advice costing SMEs billions every year, says study

UK SMEs are losing more than £13.6 billion each year because they are failing to seek professional legal advice, a study has revealed.

Late payments crisis has worsened in past year, study suggests

One in ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that their experiences with late payments have worsened over the past year, a new study reveals.

Mortgage lending up year-on-year

The latest data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed that mortgage lending rose substantially year-on-year among first-time buyers and home-movers in April.

Directors banned for Companies Act violation

Three directors of a credit union company have been banned under the Companies Act 2006 for infringement of regulatory rules, a report has revealed.

Worrying study highlights the far-reaching impact of late payments

A worrying new study highlights the extent to which late payments are negatively affecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their owners.

New law will enable relatives to obtain guardianship order over missing persons’ affairs

A new law expected to be enacted soon after the General Election will enable any person with a ‘sufficient interest’ in a missing person’s property to apply to a Court for a ‘guardianship order’ over that person’s affairs.

Property register could prompt frantic sales

News that the Government is planning to set up a register of property owned by foreign nationals in a bid to clamp down on tax evasion and money laundering has apparently led to a number of Nigerian property owners trying to sell.

Probate fee reforms scrapped ahead of snap general election

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a U-turn on controversial proposals to reform the current probate fee system – which would have raised the cost of probate for many bereaved families.