What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)? If you’ve not bought a property before, the phrase ‘Stamp Duty’ might leave you scratching your head and heading to your local post office for a book of twelve first-classes. However, in England and Northern Ireland, you’re liable to pay Stamp Duty when purchasing a residential property or…
If you are concerned about a family member who is vulnerable or disabled then you may wish to create a trust in your Will as opposed to giving them a direct gift
Our Trusts and Estates department would like to advise that the latest date to submit a PPI claim is the 29th August 2019.
If you have successfully claimed compensation for personal injury you should seek advice on the benefits of setting up a Personal Injury Trust. This is particularly important if you receive means-tested benefits.
Death isn’t something you should be thinking about when planning for your next break but I’m sure many solicitors will agree when I say we all have clients that come into the office and say “I’d like to make Will as I’m going on holiday at the weekend!”
I received a number of queries regarding last month’s blog, the main question being “Is there an alternative to gifting the Family Home?” as some people are not in a position to place their property into a Family Trust.
Following on from my “Easter Gifts” blog, I received a number of queries about gifting the family home so I thought I would address this topic this month.
Easter is later this year, 19 April 2018, which means you can start thinking early about your Easter Gifts. Chocolate eggs may seem the obvious choice but perhaps you are considering money instead. If you are, then you should consider what that means for you and your estate.
I would like to thank everyone who contacted me following my blog “New Start to the Year – Get your Affairs in Order – Part One”. For those who I have seen and spoken to, you will now be aware it is equally important to have your affairs in order during your lifetime, not just on death, in the event you suddenly suffer from a physical or mental incapability.
Our team of specialist timeshare solicitors regularly act on behalf of individuals in dispute with various timeshare resorts. What is Linder Myers’ success rate? Each client’s circumstances are different, involving different facts and resorts, therefore we cannot comment on individual cases without carrying out an initial assessment. You should be reluctant to deal with anyone…
If you have been let down or been given bad advice from a solicitor or claims management company in a personal injury case and have lost out financially as a result, you may be entitled to make a personal injury professional negligence claim. This short guide outlines the steps you need to take.
It’s not always straightforward to establish whether your landlord is responsible for resolving issues concerning damp in a rented property. This is due to the difficulty in finding the exact cause of damp without the assistance of a professional surveyor, unless the cause is visibly obvious; such as a leaking roof.
Buying or selling a house is a major event in anyone’s life. It is the most substantial financial transaction most people will undertake and could also be one of the most stressful. Our helpful guide answers some of the most common frequently asked questions that arise during the process.
Sexual abuse, and specifically, historic child sexual abuse, is increasingly out in the open as a growing number of high profile victims are coming forward to tell their harrowing tales. Our personal injury solicitors can help if you are ready to pursue justice and child sexual abuse compensation if you, or someone you know, has…
Asbestos was banned in 1999, long after the harmful effects of this material were known. Asbestos was widely used in building materials as it has fire resistant properties. Exposure to significant quantities of asbestos dust however, can lead to serious illness several decades later. Significant exposure to asbestos is responsible for: 2,515 mesothelioma deaths in…
Why are diabetes related amputations becoming an increasing problem and how can you avoid becoming another statistic? This short guide provides advise on the level of medical care diabetics are entitled to, how to avoid problems arising in the first place, and what you can do if you do suffer a diabetes related amputation and you believe this was due to medical negligence.
We recently secured £85,000 for a client who sadly developed the cancer mesothelioma in her right chest several decades following significant exposure to asbestos at work for the then General Post Office.
Working as a telephonist from the early 1950’s to 1970, her employer was at the time providing both a postal service and telecommunications before the GPO was abolished in 1969 to eventually become BT and Royal Mail.
It is commonplace for a legal professional to request proof of identification from their client at the beginning of any legal transaction. For a conveyancer, verifying their client’s identity is a particularly heavy burden to bear. Not only does a conveyancer owe a duty of care to their client, but also to their client’s lender…
The ‘quick guide to your consumer rights’ talks you through how to resolve consumer disputes and the steps you can take before engaging a solicitor.
The aim of this guide is to provide you with the key things you need to know about what happens during Childcare proceedings. so you have a clear idea of what is likely to happen.