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The costs of buying a home

When buying a property, it is important to be aware of the associated legal costs. These can include: Conveyancing solicitor fees can vary depending on the type of property transaction and the property itself. Generally, the fees are a set amount or a percentage of the value of the property. This rate may be different for freehold or leasehold properties as there may be additional checks and paperwork required in […]

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How can businesses avoid costly employment tribunals?

The complexity of the case brought against you, will determine the cost of defending an employment tribunal claim.  Preparing a coherent response to a claim from an employee may involve costs such as; advice and representation from solicitors and 3rd party experts; preparing witnesses and documentation; the costs of time taken away from your business while you focus on the claim. While there is no fee for the Employment Tribunal […]

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Hidden costs of setting up a business

Starting a business is exciting, whether you do it alone or with a group of like-minded people sharing your vision. But amongst all of the excitement and optimism there needs to be a heavy dose of reality when it comes to the costs that can make or break a start up business. Legal costs When starting up a business there are also legal costs to consider. Making sure your business […]

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Can A Father Claim Child Benefit?

Child benefit is the monthly payment that a parent or a guardian receives in order to aid in supporting and taking care of their children. If you are a father and you are speculating if you can claim for child benefit, the answer is yes, you can, but under some conditions. Only one person can claim for child benefit for each child. That person could either be the father, the […]

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What are the different types of wills?

A will is a legal document that explains the future of your property and assets. After your death, your property and assets may not go to safe hands. Moreover, your relatives may get confused over the distribution of your property. A Will can record your wishes regarding your property’s distribution. As a result, you can donate, distribute, protect, or hand over your property with the help of a will. What […]

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How to save on legal fees

Money is a big factor when choosing a solicitor, but get it wrong and you might have wished you’d invested a bit more. The cost of a solicitor tends to depend on the service you are looking for however, there are a few ways to keep costs down. Getting free help If you cannot get legal aid or you cannot afford to pay for your own solicitor or barrister, there […]

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Why do you need to pay for a solicitor?

If you are to get legal advice and/or representation from a solicitor, you will be needing to pay for your solicitor’s time and services. Costs will generally depend on which solicitor you choose. All solicitors should adhere to the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Price Transparency Rules. The rules serve as guidelines to potential clients in making informed decisions pertaining to legal services. The rules hold firms to: […]

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How to get free legal advice

If you can’t afford legal advice or support in court, there are a number of resources and organisations who can offer advice and support. You may get access to free or cheaper legal advice or support if you cannot afford it in court. If this is the case, you will be able to have: legal aid for your problem; free, reduced cost or fixed-fee advice either from legal professionals or […]

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