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July 2015

  • 28

    Can Your Will Be Ignored?? Ilott V Mitson

    According to various headlines this morning, the answer is yes! Unsurprisingly, the real answer is more complex.

  • 27

    Straying Animals And Fence Boundaries

    Straying animals can cause problems for owners and neighbouring landowners. The Animals Act 1971 imposes obligations on the ‘keeper’ of animals and gives rights to landowners in respect of straying animals. For domestic and farm animals the owner will be liable for damage caused and will have to compensate the landowner if he knew, or ought to have known, that the animal was likely to be dangerous and cause damage.

  • 21

    Delay To Care Funding

    It has been announced that the introduction of the cap on care costs, due to be brought in on 6 April 2016, has now been delayed until April 2020.

  • 20

    Non-Resident Beware!

    The rules regarding sales of residential property by Non Residents changed with effect from the 6th April 2015. Previously non-UK residents could sell UK property and pay no tax on the gain made since they had acquired it.

  • 20

    Advice To New Graduates Seeking First Jobs

    Staff at Hewitsons who have been with the company since they graduated law school are offering advice to new graduates as they take their first steps towards their chosen careers. These employees, who have established positions within the law firm, have around 90 years combined work experience, with the majority of their working life being spent at Hewitsons.

  • 15

    Hewitsons Reappointed On Nfu Legal Panel

    Following an intensive six-month review that considered legal services, fee structures and commitment to the organisation and its members, alongside feedback from members and NFU staff, Hewitsons has been reappointed for a further three years as the NFU panel firm for Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

  • 13

    Sickness And Annual Leave - The Next Instalment

    For some time now, it has been clear that, when an employee is unable to take any or all of their 4 weeks minimum holiday entitlement given under the Working Time Directive in any holiday year, they must be permitted to carry it forward into, at the very least, the next holiday year.

  • 08

    Summer Budget 2015

    Changes to inheritance tax nil rate band The Summer Finance Bill 2015 will include provisions dealing with the following changes to the inheritance tax nil rate band.

  • 06

    Your Will – Do It Right

    With a national charity recently apologising for suggesting “you don’t have to see a solicitor” to make your Will, it is worth remembering why it is so important to speak to a proper solicitor when making your Will, and not to risk reliance on “service providers”.

  • 02

    Court Award

    Hewitsons’ Northampton Office has hosted the presentation of an award by The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.

  • 01

    Hewitsons And Moorhead James Merge

    Hewitson Moorhead has brought together two highly respected firms that will be of substantial benefit to its clients and which will enable and accelerate significant growth for the newly merged firm.