Our residential property solicitors are today warning first time property buyers that the government bonus that forms part of the Help to Buy ISA cannot be used for the deposit when buying a property. When the Help to Buy scheme was first launched by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, he said that…

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Late payments set to soar post-Brexit

Commercial finance lenders have predicted a steep rise in the late payment of invoices as the nation prepares for a possible post-Brexit recession. In the weeks following the referendum, the pound sank to a thirty-one year low against the dollar and was trading at parity against the euro in some airports, sparking fears of another…

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  Following the tragic death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin earlier this year, reports that the actor did not leave a will highlight the importance of Will making for people of all ages.  Yelchin’s death, the result of an accident in which his car rolled back on to him on the driveway of his…

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Associate Director and Private Client Solicitor Dawn White has been shortlisted for the Women in Business’ Rising Star award for a second year running. Dawn, who heads up both the Private Client legal department and business development efforts at DBS Andersons, DBS Law’s Nottingham office, has been shortlisted for the Midland’s Rising Star category at…

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Tomorrow, we will all be asked to answer one of the biggest questions we’ll ever have to answer. It will be a key historic event for our nation, and will be a focal point of British history. To say that is not hyperbole. The consequences of a vote either side will be with us for…

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The maker of long-awaited video game, No Man’s Sky, has revealed details of a legal battle that threatened the game’s name. Due for release in June, thousands of gamers were disappointed when Hello Games delayed the release until August. But this may have been due to the intellectual property challenge by broadcaster Sky. The issue revolved around the use of the word ‘sky’, for which the broadcaster has the rights, in the game’s title. While the challenge may seem questionable –…

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  A rise in private divorces shows that more and more couples are putting their heads together to consider their options before commencing divorce proceedings — but not in the way you might think. Are people starting to put their heads before their hearts when it comes to divorce? An article in the Times this…

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Jaguar Land Rover is suing Chinese car manufacturer Jiangling Motor for allegedly copying their Range Rover Evoque in a move of which is unprecedented by a foreign automaker in China, the world’s largest market for the automotive industry. The actions filed regard both copyright and unfair competition, with the car in question, the Landwind X7…

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Citizens Advice Queries about loved ones and family members who have died without wills have more than doubled since 2011, indicating a growing crisis of intestacy in the UK. Recent news has brought matters of intestacy into focus as it emerged that the musician Prince died without a Will, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars…

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