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....Lawyers acting for the victims had been waiting for the ICO to rule on the data breach before starting legal proceedings. Sean Humber, a solicitor at information law specialist Leigh Day, who is bringing the group action, said his firm would be speaking to barristers shortly “before we make a decision regarding the action”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The money has to be used to buy a home up to the value of £250,000 outside London, or up to £450,000 in the capital. Savers can only access the bonus by instructing a solicitor or conveyancer during the house-buying process, with the bonus added to the mortgage and funds used to pay for a property transaction. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Be persistent. If you are repeatedly ignored you have two choices: bring a small claims court action, which is often enough to get the airline to pay up; or hand it over to a solicitor that specialises in EU261 claims. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Lawyers acting for the victims had been waiting for the ICO to rule on the data breach before starting legal proceedings. Sean Humber, a solicitor at information law specialist Leigh Day, who is bringing the group action, said his firm would be speaking to barristers shortly “before we make a decision regarding the action”. ...
Here’s help to decide which of two Isas is the best to buy into image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... The money has to be used to buy a home up to the value of £250,000 outside London, or up to £450,000 in the capital. Savers can only access the bonus by instructing a solicitor or conveyancer during the house-buying process, with the bonus added to the mortgage and funds used to pay for a property transaction. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... Be persistent. If you are repeatedly ignored you have two choices: bring a small claims court action, which is often enough to get the airline to pay up; or hand it over to a solicitor that specialises in EU261 claims. ...
I'm buying a flat as I'm separating – can I reclaim the higher stamp duty? image
.... Things are strained between us and I have decided to buy a flat so I can move out. My solicitor mentioned that I would have to pay the 3% surcharge on stamp duty. ...
Breakthrough in leasehold scandal as Countryside buys back freeholds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 03:58:18 PM
....“Annoyingly, we have only discovered the true extent of this problem because we are selling our flat. We were at no point told by our original solicitor that this clause existed or would be a problem. ...
Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 09:34:35 AM
.... BAT later dropped Linklaters and appointed Slaughter and May as sole adviser on the case. Louis Charalambous, Hopkins’ solicitor, said BAT had changed its tone. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
Leasehold in England and Wales is last redoubt of a colonial relic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 05:00:32 AM
....What may come as a surprise to many English leasehold owners is that commonhold was introduced in England in 2002, supported by all the main political parties, and designed to end the problems many flat owners faced. When the law was introduced, solicitors said “commonhold will quickly become adopted by new residential developments”. ...
Ground rents: aristocrats and shell firms among those making millions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 05:00:32 AM
....E&J Estates is another major buyer of freeholds from developers. Lindsay Lloyd in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, bought her three-bed semi from Taylor Wimpey in 2009, but as a 22-year-old with little spare cash – and told by her solicitor that the ground rent would not be a burden – decided against paying £2,625 for the freehold. ...
'You feel ripped off': homeowners' frustration over ground rent trap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 06:04:57 PM
....Prospective buyers had been found, and Scott and her partner had completed a deal on another house. But the buyers’ solicitor spotted the ground rent clause in the leasehold – an initial £295 a year, doubling every 10 years until the 50th anniversary, by which time it would be £9,440 a year – and told his clients “in no uncertain terms” not to proceed. ...
Leasehold houses and the ground rent scandal: all you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:05:21 PM
....Many can’t. They find their homes almost unsaleable, because lenders, particularly Nationwide, won’t grant mortgages against homes with onerous ground rent clauses, while conveyancing solicitors will warn prospective buyers off. ...
Shrinking sweets? 'You're not imagining it,' ONS tells shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 11:30:41 AM
....The figure of 2,529 shrinking products was taken from all the quotes recorded by collectors and the ONS said there could be some double counting if the same item was tracked by several people. Mark Jones, a food and drink solicitor at Gordons law firm, warned shrinkflation could intensify in the years ahead. ...
Cost of UK car insurance leaps 11% to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:03 PM
....Lord Hodgson, a member of the Lords secondary legislation scrutiny committee, has tabled a motion of regret for debate after the committee expressed dismay at a lack of an impact assessment. But solicitors at Cartridges Law firm said: “The most seriously injured victims of accidents have, for many years, systematically been under compensated by a discount rate that was set artificially high. ...
Philip Morris cigarettes charged millions after losing plain packaging case against Australia image
....The final costs figure was kept secret but Fairfax Media reported it as being up to $50m. Australia successfully argued Philip Morris must pay its court fees and expenses, the cost of expert witnesses, travel, and solicitors and counsel. ...
After Andrew Tyrie: the race to become the Commons’ new inquisitor general image
.... Here are their pitches – and the issues they say are their main concerns. The only candidate with cabinet experience and a former City solicitor, Morgan says she has proved her independence since losing her job as education secretary, especially over Brexit. ...
Homebuyers desperate to know who really owns their freehold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Although the conservatory didn’t need local authority planning permission and was not subject to building regulations, HomeGround then demanded £1,200 for a “licence” for the work to go ahead. This was broken down into solicitors fees (£480), surveyors (£360), and its own fee of £360. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
....When The Observer pointed out that case law suggests otherwise, the airline insisted that a court would have to rule on that specific flight before it would pay up. Aviation solicitors Bott & Co, which sought the 2014 ruling, confirmed that Iberia should be liable. ...
House sales have fallen by nearly a third in some parts of UK, says Lloyds image
....The average property now changes hands once every eight years, said Patel, a year longer than the commonly held view that people move every seven years, although he added that there is incomplete data in this area. The decline in transaction activity has knock-on effects in other parts of the economy, stretching from income for estate agents and conveyancing solicitors through to sales of furniture and electrical stores which tend to benefit when people move home and buy new goods. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
.... He was the first bank boss to apologise during the financial crisis, and was proud of steering Barclays through the crisis without need for a government bailout. Having graduated from Oxford with a first class degree in history, Varley started out as a solicitor before joining Barclays in 1982 to help set up its investment banking operation. ...
How can I buy my friend out of our joint property? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 06:00:32 AM
....If this friend is simply joining you on the mortgage rather than putting any cash into taking on the property, you need to make sure that the fact that you have put cash in is reflected in your percentage shares as tenants in common. Your solicitor should be able to advise on how the deed of trust giving details of your shares – among other things – should be drawn up. ...
Ex-Barclays director who backed Vote Leave appointed City minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 04:45:30 PM
....The MP for North East Cambridgeshire, who was first elected in 2010, has the formal title of economic secretary to the Treasury and replaces Simon Kirby, who lost his seat in last week’s election and had faced criticism while in the role. Barclay, according to his website, qualified as a solicitor before working in financial regulation and then financial crime prevention. ...
'I have little doubt your daughter should leave' – our work expert responds image
.... Lspencer. • She could negotiate a no-fault ­settlement for breach of fidelity and trust by the employer with the help of a solicitor. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
.... My friends went there only to find that their plane could not take off for two days because Iberia had messed up the paperwork, breaking the causal link between the “exceptional circumstance” and delay. Initially, I had not wanted to get involved and contacted flight delay compensation service, Bott & Co, often regarded as the leading solicitors at pursuing these claims. ...
Get to know flight claim ground rules for delayed flights image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:47:00 PM
.... . Coby Benson, flight delay manager at solicitors Bott & Co, said BA passengers with cancelled flights should be eligible for compensation: “We do not consider last weekend to be an extraordinary circumstance. ...
Just the job? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:25:58 PM
....Others have faced a grilling about their personal lives, particularly women of child-bearing age. Francine is a high-flying solicitor now but when she first entered the job market and applied for a medical secretary role, she was asked if she was going to get pregnant and leave. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
....The judge added that the most fundamental error in the ODCE investigation was in how it received statements from witnesses. The judge said this involved coaching witnesses, contamination of their statements from third parties, such as solicitors for the auditors, and cross-contamination of their statements between other witnesses. ...
LEASEHOLDER heavily penalised after honest payment slip    image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:54:00 PM
. Flat owner John Harding’s astonishment quickly turned to fury when he got the £369 demand from Rendall and Rittner and a solicitor’s letter on the grounds he hadn’t contributed his share towards agreed building works. ...
Dementia news: The medical and financial benefits of power of attorney image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....uk/power-of-attorney. Natasha Booth, head of private client at Paul Crowley & Co solicitors, says the form must be signed by your chosen attorneys and witnesses, then sent to the Office of the Public Guardian to be registered and documented. ...
These are the five things you must do when buying property abroad image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
....Once you're dealing with a foreign language understanding the mountains of paperwork property purchases invariably entail becomes a daunting prospect. Hiring a translator and English speaking solicitor/local lawyer can be a massive help in clearing away some of the confusion. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....For many small business owners, routine tasks in accounting, customer service and HR are now being automated. The legal sector is another area expected to experience disruption as AI offers cheaper solutions to traditional solicitors. ...
Taylor Wimpey compensation offer is PR con, claim victims of leasehold scandal image
....Darbyshire says Taylor Wimpey should be offering homebuyers the chance to buy the freehold at the price originally offered when the estate was built. Her letter adds: “The only acceptable way forwards is for you to reinstate me to the position I would have been in had your sales people, and the solicitor you recommend I use, informed me fully at the point of sale, when I would have purchased my freehold for £5,900. ...
Barclays Bank launches new £10m advertising campaign to fight fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:51:00 AM
.... . “Crooks are using ever more sophisticated tactics to trick people into handing over their bank details, or to pay money to a fraudster when they believe they are simply paying their builder or solicitor. ...
How to resolve the FIVE most common property disputes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:05:00 AM
....Your title deeds will show the boundaries of your property and, in theory, whose land the fence is on. Get a copy from your solicitor. ...
Debt-ridden courier's suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reforms image
.... Martin Rogers, parking manager at Newlyn, admitted that the company’s system was unable to search the value of bikes, only cars. The family’s solicitor, Irene Nembhard, of Birnberg Peirce, said the inquest “laid bare the lack of protection currently provided by the law”. ...
Email scammers turn their sights on youth football teams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
....The case will send a shiver down the spine of anyone who acts as a treasurer for a club or charity. The conmen, who have previously focused on solicitors and builders, appear to now be picking on those with perhaps lower security measures. ...
Taylor Wimpey to pay up to £130m to settle ground rent scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:35:12 AM
....But questions remain over who will benefit from the £130m put aside by Taylor Wimpey, and whether other developers will also compensate leasehold buyers. Graham Balchin, a solicitor who has acted on behalf of many homebuyers trapped in escalating ground rents, said: “There can be no doubt that the Guardian’s series of articles has played a big part in generating the publicity which has in turn resulted in this change. ...
Who is liable for £20,000 worth of jewellery stolen during our house move? image
....I have been with the Yorkshire for more than 16 years and never made a claim. My solicitor has advised me that I could take the removals firm to the small claims court. ...
Care home fees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 12:03:01 AM
....". If trusts are genuinely set up for reasons other than avoiding care fees, Mary Butler, the senior partner of solicitors Bell Buxton, says they may succeed in avoiding care fees as well. ...
What is probate? Is there anything I can do to avoid rising probate fees? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 05:39:00 PM
.... . The cost of applying for probate is currently £215 if the application is not made through a solicitor. ...
Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 09:31:39 AM
....”. Patrick Campbell, a solicitor at the law firm Simpson Millar, said: “The government has previously resisted the urge to regulate the travel industry and the [holiday time] price hikes faced by parents. ...
Truss’s plan to increase probate fees may not be legally enforceable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 05:00:32 AM
....” The threshold under which no fee is payable increasing from £5,000 to £50,000. Commenting on the decision, Rebecca Fisher, a solicitor at the law firm Russell-Cooke said: “The main point from this report is that the joint select committee believe that the lord chancellor may be acting beyond her powers and that even if not acting beyond her powers, it is a very unexpected use of her powers. ...
As demand rises, the reputation  of new-build homes is crumbling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
....■ Ensure your home and contents policy includes protection in case you have to take a developer to court. ■ Appoint a solicitor early to advise on contracts such as a cancellation clause if the builder does not complete by a specified date. ...
Consumer advocates call for crackdown on irresponsible payday lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:35:58 PM
....The financial services minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, has committed to introducing the reforms this year. The Financial Rights Legal Centre’s principal solicitor, Alexandra Kelly, said further delays would have real consequences for vulnerable borrowers. ...
BrewDog accused of hypocrisy after forcing pub to change name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:42:58 PM
.... But they say they were too scared of the brewer’s financial muscle to fight back, deciding instead to change the name of their pub to the Wolf and adjust the signage and web page at their own expense. Sallie McFadyen told the Guardian: “We had an email one day from their solicitors – and that was the first we knew of it – saying they had a trademarked spirit coming out. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
....29m. Her solicitor, Leonie Millard of Forbes Solicitors in Accrington, said: “The benefit for the claimant from the new -0. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... She was a lonely woman who started getting invitations to meals at the school. She said they were lovely people, all accountants and solicitors. ...
Britons pay almost £2billion in extra inheritance tax over next five years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This lets families pass on an additional £100,000 in property value to children or grandchildren tax-free, rising steadily to £175,000 by 2020. Alexandra Gordon, chartered tax adviser with law firm Furley Page, warned that grieving families already face a sharp rise in probate application fees: “These will rise from a flat rate fee of £155 through a solicitor to between £300 and £20,000, depending on the value of your estate. ...
Britons pay almost £2billion in extra inheritance tax over next five years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This lets families pass on an additional £100,000 in property value to children or grandchildren tax-free, rising steadily to £175,000 by 2020. Alexandra Gordon, chartered tax adviser with law firm Furley Page, warned that grieving families already face a sharp rise in probate application fees: “These will rise from a flat rate fee of £155 through a solicitor to between £300 and £20,000, depending on the value of your estate. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The developer admitted there were defects, but argued the cost of fixing them was £150,000. Morrisons solicitors, acting on behalf of the former directors of Indigo, which has gone into liquidation, stated in a letter to the Heatons: “The property did not need to be rebuilt due to defects caused by Indigo Development. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Requirements: five GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade C or above, and three A-levels at grade C. The government will soon be launching an apprenticeship scheme to enable school leavers to become fully-qualified solicitors without completing a degree. ...
Should we hand all our house money to our conveyancer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:29 AM
....Q We are using a conveyancer to do our legal work when we buy a house for £305,000 in cash, but are concerned about the security of the funds for the purchase while they are with the firm before we complete the sale. Is there a way we can send the funds directly to the seller’s solicitor to avoid this difficulty? I don’t like to ask the conveyancer as it might appear we don’t trust them. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
.... . Leigh Day solicitors is representing about 20 people who have between them lost almost £100,000. ...
Five-minute guide to the new 'death tax' coming into force next May image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The overhaul, which was announced last year, will replace the existing system where all families pay a flat fee. Currently, this costs just £155 if applying through a solicitor, or £215 for individual applications, regardless of the size of the estate. ...
The Crusader: Customer challenges dealer over £11,000 SECOND-HAND motor’s breakdown image
....When buying a used car consider: buying close to home in case things go wrong, paying a proportion at least by credit card, checking the vehicle thoroughly immediately after purchase to see it conforms with the contract (although if you don’t until later it does not rule out a complaint), and if tempted by an extended warranty, check the parts covered are really worth it, as the general test of satisfactory quality should apply anyway. As solicitor Joanne Lezemore of consumer advice site consumer-genie. ...
NHS faces £1bn annual bill after 'reckless' change to injury payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:45:09 AM
....There are concerns that much of the increased payouts will fall into the hands of no-win, no-fee lawyers pursuing the NHS. The NHSLA said that in 2015-16, of payouts of £100,000 or less, where no-win, no-fee cases are common, 55% of all the compensation went to the hands of solicitors. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
.... Is this body there to protect consumers’ data or not?” he asks. Sean Humber, a partner at Leigh Day, the solicitors acting for Smith and around 20 other victims, is also surprised at the delay. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... “In any case where we are getting a change in quantity, we would adjust for it,” he says. Gooding and his colleagues complement the price collectors by gathering another 80,000 prices for 190 items over the telephone and internet, such as solicitor fees and mobile phone charges. ...
Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:12:29 PM
....The firm argued Smith was an “independent contractor” rather than a worker or employee. Smith’s solicitor, Jacqueline McGuigan, said the ruling held wider implications for gig economy firms such as Deliveroo or Uber, both of which are embroiled in rows over employment status. ...
Candy brothers accused of blackmail and extortion in high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:40:18 AM
....The case, which has reached trial after a year of legal wrangling, is being brought by the entrepreneur Mark Holyoake, whose reputation was dented after the collapse of his fish importing business, British Seafood, six years ago. Christian and Nick Candy, best known as the creators of the luxury One Hyde Park apartment complex in Knightsbridge, central London, are embroiled in a bitter and costly battle in which millions has already been spent on private investigators, public relations advisers and a small army of solicitors and QCs. ...
UK supreme court backs woman's right to receive late partner's pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:31:29 AM
.... We need pension scheme rules which reflect the world we live in today, and not the world of 50 years ago”. Shlomit Glaser, a solicitor specialising in family law at the London firm Glaser Jones said: “This is an important breakthrough for cohabitees in accessing their partner’s pensions, putting them in the same position as a married person on the death of a partner. ...
Funds still missing after  our house move from hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 06:59:20 AM
....I was due to complete the purchase of a house in Enfield on 19 December 2016. The completion did not take place, as my solicitors did not receive the mortgage funds of £364,000 in time. ...
Are you a serious buyer? Estate agents can now ask you to pay up to prove it image
.... as we feel our time is being wasted unnecessarily”. Money has seen a copy of a document relating to the couple’s £900 payment which states that in return, the agent would liaise with the parties and their solicitors “in an effort to get the transaction completed expeditiously”. ...
I want to repay my Help to Buy loan in order to let my house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... As a result I’m looking to repay my Help to Buy equity loan but don’t know how to go about doing this. Do I contact the mortgage provider or a solicitor? Also, once my mortgage repayments increase does this mean the house is fully mine or is this not the case until its fully repaid? JD. ...
‘Barclays took my £440,000 and put me through hell’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Instead it send him on a wild goose chase between departments, all of which gave him contradictory information before falling silent. “After my account was closed, I was told that my solicitors’ bank would have to send an electronic swift message confirming that the money it had deposited was legal and I was the intended beneficiary,” he says. ...
Seeing red when Green Motion took £2,500 for a refuelling ‘mix-up’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Last May we reported how several customers – often those from abroad visiting the UK – had found themselves charged several hundred pounds for small scratches, for which they claimed they were not at fault. We sent these two letters to Green Motion via its solicitor, which it now insists that all contact should go through. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
....The case involves HFC and John Lewis Financial Services customers who were struggling with their credit card payments. The FCA said that between 2003 and 2009, those who fell into arrears were referred to the firms’ solicitors, who added 16. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
. A charity worker buying his first home has had his £67,000 life savings stolen after fraudsters hacked into emails sent between him and his conveyancing solicitor. ...
The Crusader: Cold comfort for families caught in ice shows' seating slip-up image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:21:00 AM
.... While the venue did give them an email contact, some still felt a response was slow in coming and they were unclear as to where they stood legally if they faced a fight. We asked solicitor Joanne Lezemore of consumer advice service consumer-genie. ...
Should we buy a property in an area of coalmining subsidence? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:00:42 AM
.... Property near to both past and current mining activities can be at risk of subsidence because of being on unstable ground. If your solicitor doesn’t automatically do such a search, you can do it yourself using the Coal Authority’s online search service. ...
Celebrity deaths: Stars highlight the inheritance tax risk image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Jessica Broxup, a solicitor at Wilsons, says taking action now could save your family large sums: “Sensible tax planning can help parents and grandparents pass on assets to the right people and also cut their tax bills. ...
Hospice charity 'locked into fundraising deal that misleads public' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... Way said that the negative publicity around Hospice Aid UK had reduced its fundraising potential. “The solicitors who drafted our basic contract had extensive experience working with charities and we would hope they avoided provisions that would make it appear unfavourable to a charity,” she said. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
.... He plans to use his share of the compensation award to set up his own car valeting business. The legal action was led for the Lithuanians by solicitors Leigh Day on a mixed basis of no-win, no-fee and legal aid. ...
The Crusader: Joy as ‘ghost train’ tab settled image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 02:22:00 PM
....Trainline also offered to cover Rebecca’s extra travel costs, which she has accepted. So what rights do passengers have if they find themselves in a similar predicament? Nobody it seems has thought about the repercussions for the travelling public because, according to solicitor Joanne Lezemore of advice service consumer-genie. ...
We’re £15,500 out of pocket after a Lloyds blunder over house sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:00:44 AM
.... We have only the clothes we stand up in, are running out of money as you can imagine due the unexpected extra costs, and are at a loss as to what to do. The solicitors for the receiver have threatened legal action against Lloyds. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 06:59:15 AM
. I am a salaried solicitor in my late 40s, employed by a medium-sized firm. ...
Someone I recruited has been promoted above me – what should I do? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:00:05 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I am a salaried solicitor in my late 40s employed at a medium-sized firm. ...
Ryanair says woman’s delay claim must go through Irish courts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 06:34:52 PM
.... If the court agrees, all Ryanair passengers could be forced to go through the Irish courts to chase denied compensation. Nicholas Parkinson, a panel solicitor for the flight compensation firmFlightDelays. ...
Asos accused of underpaying new warehouse staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:29:02 PM
....”. Zoe Lagadec, a solicitor at Mulberry’s Employment Law Solicitors, said: “This is another example of a structure designed to avoid measures to ensure that workers get treated equally and fairly. ...
Banks act to stop transfer scams and errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:30:45 AM
.... Over two years £26,000 of her pay went to another individual with a Nationwide account, and she has spent years fighting to recover it. A new-style fraud, meanwhile, is seeing criminals hijack the emails of builders or solicitors. ...

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