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April 2011

You and the Law – 26th April 2011

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. Posted in: News

My mother is a widow, aged 94, and lives in a nursing home. She has savings of around £5,000.00. Since I am her only child she refuses to make a Will in the belief that her savings will come to me anyway. But I am concerned that without a Will her money will be swallowed up by probate expenses.


One of first in country to get CQS

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. Posted in: News

We were delighted to be informed by the Law Society last week that we were one of the first Law Firm’s in the country to gain the new Law Society Conveyancing Quality Mark. We underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure this status which confirms that the Firm meets high standards in the Residential Conveyancing process.


President of Law Society visits Oldham

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. Posted in: News

The Oldham Law Association in conjunction with the Oldham Campus of Huddersfield University recently entertained the President of the Law Society Linda Lee. At a function held at the Campus, the President addressed a gathering of students, academics and members of the Oldham Law Association. Also present were the Mayor and Mayoress of Oldham, Councillor David Jones and Mrs Jean Jones.

Our Senior Partner, John Ainley, the President of the Oldham Law Association along with the Vice-Chancellor of Huddersfield University Professor Bob Cryan and the Principal, Debbie Bridge, welcomed the President who later joined a panel to answer questions from the students present. Student Sanya Mahmood, who was invited to shadow the President for a day in London, also gave an account of her experience.


You and the Law – 12th April 2011

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011. Posted in: News

If I transferred my house into my daughter’s name and another property I own into my son’s name, would this enable them to avoid the 40 per cent inheritance tax and pay a lesser ‘lifetime’ tax instead? Is there a sliding scale of tax applicable depending on the number of years preceding my death that I made the transfer?


You and the Law – 5th April 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011. Posted in: News

My neighbours have recently parked a caravan on their drive close to the
wall of my house. The deeds to the houses in the road clearly state that
owners should not keep caravans, boats etc on the property. Who should be enforcing the covenant?