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Government vows to ‘help firms to start-up and scale-up’

A new Bill to help small businesses is being introduced by the government. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill contains several measures designed to make it easier for small firms to thrive. They include: •           Strengthening the rules on director disqualificati....

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Child Maintenance changes – what you need to know

The Child Support Agency has been in existence for nearly 20 years now and it has undergone many changes in that time.  There have been lots of well publicised problems.  Some more changes are coming and if you are in the process of separating or are already separated then there are several things....

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What you need to know about buying a property as an unmarried couple

Buying a house is a complicated issue enough, but add the complexity of a live in relationship and the small matter of children and suddenly the formalities become all the more awkward. Imagine the scene, you’ve found the house that you want, agreed a price and you can’t wait to move in and s....

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Action to combat anti-social behaviour upheld

Residents on a private estate in Hertfordshire had their actions to combat antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood upheld, aided by our specialist town and country planning lawyers. Residents on a private estate in Hertfordshire had their actions to combat antisocial behaviour in their neighb....

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Levy exemption on homes will cut costs for self-builders

The government says people building their own homes will soon be able to save thousands of pounds because they will no longer have to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy. The government says people building their own homes will soon be able to save thousands of pounds because they will no longe....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill recognised in prestigious listing

Attwaters Jameson Hill solicitors has been ranked in the prestigious Planning Magazine annual list of top rated planning law firms. It is an endorsement of the quality of work and the commitment to client service provided by the team. It is also a wonderful accolade which tends to be reserved for la....

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Perils of setting up a business without a written agreement

When setting up a business venture involving two or more people it is essential to have a written agreement so that everyone understands their responsibilities and entitlements. Failure to do so can lead to confusion and the need for legal action, as illustrated in a recent case before the High C....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill planning team advise Dacorum Borough Council

The question that arose in this case is 'can a Local Planning Authority lawfully adopt its Core Strategy without first having assessed the full housing needs of its area and having considered whether those needs can be met, but committing itself to an early review in which that work will be done'. ....

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Company awarded £50,000 compensation from former director

A company has been awarded £50,000 compensation from a former director who breached a restrictive covenant by soliciting its clients within weeks of resigning. A company has been awarded £50,000 compensation from a former director who breached a restrictive covenant by soliciting its clients w....

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Risks of unregulated will writing

The Law Society has said that the government decision not to regulate will writing puts the public at risk of being exploited by unqualified and unscrupulous practitioners. Many legal services are strictly regulated but will writing is not. The Law Society and the Legal Services Board have lon....

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Armed forces families are being helped to buy their private homes using the shared ownership schemes

Attwaters Jameson Hill work closely with a number of housing associations and are experts in dealing with shared ownership purchases. To read more, click here. Attwaters Jameson Hill work closely with a number of housing associations and are experts in dealing with shared ownership purchases. ....

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IHT boost for Treasury coffers

The money the Treasury receives from inheritance tax (IHT) has increased for the third year in a row, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In 2012-13, it totalled £3.147 billion – a rise of 8% on the previous year and the highest figure since the recession started i....

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