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The GD 10 Minute Will

18 September 2012

In particular circumstances properly structured Wills can save inheritance tax. They can also help protect your estate against the cost of long term care and they can provide a variety of benefits and safeguards for your intended beneficiaries. However, some of the structures can be quite complex and many people just don’t find the time to address these important issues.

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Residential squatting becomes a criminal offence

31 August 2012

As of 1st September 2012 squatting in a residential building in England and Wales will become a criminal offence. Squatting is currently a matter for the civil courts, but from 1st September a homeowner can complain to the police who can then exercise their powers to arrest squatters.

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Protective awards and failing to consult

16 August 2012

If you have been made redundant or have had your terms and conditions of employment changed then you may be entitled to a protective award of up to 90 days pay.

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Case Study: Cohabitation disputes in Coronation Street

31 July 2012

At George Davies we receive many enquiries from cohabitants who are dealing with the breakdown of their relationship. They come to us for advice on a whole range of issues, and often at the top of their list of concerns is what will happen to their house.

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Do parents have priority when booking time off work during the school holidays?

26 July 2012

There is no law stating that parents have priority when it comes to booking annual leave. To avoid any disappointment it is best to give your employer notice of your holiday as early as possible.

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Why Lasting Powers of Attorney are so important

23 July 2012

In this article look at two people in similar situations, one has a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and one hasn't, and look at the differences the LPA makes to the families involved.

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What will happen when...

23 July 2012

Most people don’t like to think about what happens when they die. But it’s so important as there are some key questions to consider.

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Executors and Guardians – helping you understand your obligations

23 July 2012

When making a Will people appoint ‘executors’ to deal with all the paperwork and formalities after they have died, and, if they have dependent children, they might also appoint ‘guardians’ to care for those children who will be left without a parent.

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Protect against the cost of long term care

23 July 2012

We all hear stories about people who need long term care later on in life but in covering the cost they lose everything. Last minute gifts of houses and savings to try and avoid having to sell/use these assets to fund long term care won’t work.

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Do you have a family friendly employer?

20 July 2012

Changes in employment law over the last few years have given rise to an increased number of family friendly rights for employees. The awareness and support for such rights differs amongst employers.

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