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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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Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee now available for homebuyers

The 'Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee’ scheme has been introduced three months early to boost the housing market and enable more people to own their own home. The 'Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee’ scheme has been introduced three months early to boost the housing market and enable more people ....

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Disinherited sons fail to overturn their father’s will

A man’s will leaving most of his estate to his daughter and sister-in-law has been upheld despite opposition from his sons who had been disinherited. A man’s will leaving most of his estate to his daughter and sister-in-law has been upheld despite opposition from his sons who had been d....

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Software company enforces restrictive covenant on salesman

A court has ruled that a restrictive covenant involving a software company and a former employee was reasonable and so therefore enforceable. The company produced software for the fresh produce industry. They licensed their products for 12-month periods and renewed the licence upon payment of an ....

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Man wins victimisation claim over bad employment reference

A man who said his former employers gave him a bad reference because he had brought a discrimination case against them has won his victimisation claim. The man worked for a car sales and repair company but was dismissed because he was over 65 years old. He began proceedings for unfair dismissal a....

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