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Buying a property through the Shared Ownership Scheme

5th July 2021

There have been a number of changes to the shared ownership scheme which should make it accessible to more people buying their first property.

No Fault Divorce Delay

21st June 2021

The much heralded No Fault Divorce legislation for England and Wales has been delayed until 6 April 2022.

The EU Settlement Scheme – Deadline for Applying is 30th June 2021

17th June 2021

The deadline is fast approaching at the end of June 2021 for EU nationals who have been living in the UK since before 31 December 2020, to apply for EU Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status.

Phillips Solicitors set to acquire Henleys Solicitors

14th June 2021

Leading Hampshire Legal 500 law firm, Phillips Solicitors has announced that it is soon to acquire Henleys Solicitors, in Basingstoke.

What is an Option Agreement?

10th June 2021

Careful thought should be given to option agreements, which allow developers to consider the opportunity of buying land for potential development without being obligated to do so.

Can I buy property through my limited company?

9th June 2021

If you are a business owner, contractor or an independent professional operating through a limited company, you may have considered buying property through your business.

Phillips support The Grange Festival with community collaboration project: Future Visions

7th June 2021

Phillips Solicitors is taking a leading role in helping young people take centre stage at The Grange Festival this summer.

Buying a new build property

1st June 2021

Buying a new build property can be a little more complicated and involve more steps in the process than other properties.

The cost of workplace conflict

24th May 2021

Getting embroiled in a workplace conflict is a stressful and time-consuming process and as a recent ACAS report shows, it can also be very costly if it is not resolved quickly.

Commercial and civil mediation proving to be more effective than ever

18th May 2021

Following the pandemic, commercial and civil mediation are now proving to be more effective than ever to settle disputes, rather than going through the Courts.

Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge for overseas buyers

29th April 2021

The Government has introduced new rules that mean overseas buyers of property in the England and Northern Ireland will have to pay an additional 2% tax on top of the normal Stamp Duty Land Tax rates.

What to do with your parent’s house after death

28th April 2021

Losing a parent is often one of the most emotional moments in our lives. In this article Wills and Probate lawyer Laura Karon sets out some practical steps to help you get this difficult time.

Leasehold reform could save homeowners thousands of pounds

16th April 2021

The Government plans to reform the leasehold system which will make it cheaper for around 4.5 million leaseholders buy their freehold or extend their lease.

What is the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

15th April 2021

Claire-Marie Selwood who is a solicitor in the Wills and Probate team at Phillips explains the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek – Lasting Powers of Attorney

31st March 2021

Kate Garraway’s documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, has exemplified the importance of having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place.

Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

29th March 2021

Haymarket Family Mediation is participating in a scheme where separating couples are being offered £500 vouchers to spend on family mediation to help them avoid acrimonious court proceedings.

Commercial Property – The New Use Classes Order

24th March 2021

The commercial property market has seen a major overhaul of the ‘use class’ system in England. Emma Elkington, who is an Associate Solicitor, specialising in commercial property sets out the changes.

Uber ruling has implications for gig workers and employers

18th March 2021

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling concerning Uber drivers being classified as workers and not independent self-employed contractors has important implications for gig workers and employers

Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday extension

11th March 2021

To the relief of many home buyers, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday by three months until 30th June, 2021.

Property disputes involving unmarried couples

3rd March 2021

As more and more people choose to live together rather than marry, there has been an increase in the number of disputes between separating couples and the use of TOLATA claims.

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