Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Supreme Victory for Consumers

The Supreme Court in London has today delivered judgment ending a 16-year dispute for Mr Richard Durkin over a laptop bought from the Aberdeen branch of PC World. In 1998 Mr Durkin bought a laptop for £1,499and took it home … Continue reading

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Your Will Be Done

The Law Society has issued formal guidance on making a “Sharia compliant” Will. This initiative by the Law Society has come under attack by campaigners for secularism, who accuse the Law Society of assisting discriminatory practices which deny women an … Continue reading

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Is your property a ticking time bomb?

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Many leaseholders have a right of renewal over their leasehold title for a term equal to the unexpired residue of the existing lease plus 90 years. Do you have the right to make an application for a lease extension? You … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Budget on Divorcing Couples?

How do the 2014 Budget changes effect divorcing couples? Firstly, couples who are divorcing or separating with a jointly owned home will need to pay attention to the 2014 budget changes in respect of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). The change … Continue reading

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What does the 2014 Budget mean for our private clients?

It’s that time of year when the Chancellor’s red box gets an outing and commentators put forward their opinion regarding the budget. So as not to be left out, here is our helpful summary of the key points for private … Continue reading

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Have you settled without knowing it?

A recent High Court case provides a cautionary tale for those who are not careful in finalising terms of settlement. It is often tempting to avoid the expense of instructing lawyers, particularly in a dispute where it appears that a … Continue reading

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A Significant Step Towards Legalising Assisting Suicide?

The sensitive and controversial topic of assisted suicide has frequently appeared in the media ever since Tony Nicklinson launched a legal battle in 2010 challenging legislation that made ‘mercy killings’ unlawful. Under the 1961 Suicide Act it is a criminal … Continue reading

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