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Stamp Duty Land Tax 2016- What's changing this year?

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 4th May 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

Stamp Duty Land Tax rates changing for additional properties purchased after the 1st April 2016.

Our Conveyancing team have been working hard to complete conveyancing transactions in advance of the Stamp Duty Land Tax changes which come into force on the 1st April 2016. There has been much in the press about these changes and we have received many calls from clients enquiring how these transactions will affect them.

We are pleased that we can confirm that the vast majority of transactions will not be affected. These changes are a result of the… Read more

Divorce and Dissolution

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 24th April 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

Civil Partnership Divorce and Dissolution It is sad when relationships end, however, sometimes when a relationship has irretrievably broken down, it is the best thing to do. There are two ways of ending a same-sex relationship, namely divorce and dissolution. Below we explore the differences between them and the process

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Child Arrangements Order

  • Author: Marie Stock
  • Posted on: 26th March 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

What is a Child Arrangement Order & how does it work?

Separating or divorcing can be very stressful, particularly where children are also involved. Sometimes, it can be difficult to agree on arrangements for contact or even with whom the child/children should live.

More often than not, an agreement can be reached through meaningful negotiations (directly, through solicitors or during mediation).

However, where this is not possible, one can apply to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order. Such an Order regulates arrangements relating to residence and contact.

When reaching a decision, the Court will consider the 'best interests' of the… Read more

Common Conveyancing Issues - Dan Curry answers your top three FAQs

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 1st February 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

We've come to the end of January and what a start it has been to 2018 for Conveyancing here at Crosby & Woods HQ. We have been busy helping clients with new enquiries, despite the speculation of a potentially quiet start for the property market in the New Year.

We are delighted with the level of property sales and purchases, especially in the local property market, and we felt it was important to highlight some of your most frequently asked questions to help… Read more

Future Care Planning is not just for the elderly

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 8th January 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

I came across this incredibly emotive and thought-provoking article in the Telegraph which made me think about how fragile life is, at what point do need to consider future care planning in case of serious illness or an unforeseen accident?

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Most Common Driving Offences - What To Do If You Get Stopped by the Police

  • Author: Lucinda Dore
  • Posted on: 12th December 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

As the festive season draws nearer, so does the potential for motorists to commit a driving offence. The Christmas party season will soon be in full swing and this is the time of year that we will see a significant rise in the number of driving offence enquiries.

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Take control of your financial affairs with a Lasting Power of Attorney

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 28th November 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

At Crosby & Woods Solicitors we often see firsthand the huge day to day difficulties faced by both our clients, but more usually by their loved ones, when sudden or slow onset of illness strikes rendering a person unable to manage their own affairs in an orderly manner and in the way they would manage them themselves if they still well enough to do so.

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Divorce - Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Divorce

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 6th November 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

Divorce Clinic – Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Divorce

We know from experience as a family lawyer that coming to the decision to divorce your spouse is not an easy one. There are many factors to consider and the whole process can feel like a minefield. We often hear people admitting that it was the fear of not… Read more

Homebuyers are leaving the city and heading to the seaside

  • Author: Dean Skinner
  • Posted on: 9th October 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

Homebuyers are leaving the city and heading to the seaside according to this article in The Argus recently in which John Elliott, MD of Millwood Designer Homes, commented saying that

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Drug Driving - Everything you need to know about UK Drug Driving Law

  • Author: Lucinda Dore
  • Posted on: 3rd August 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

Drug Driving Law - What you need to know?

If Police in England and Wales decide to stop you behind the wheel because they believe that the use of prescribed medication or illegal drugs has affected your ability to drive safely then a "field impairment assessment" will take place. If it is deemed that you are unfit to drive then you may be asked for a blood or urine test at the police station.If these tests prove that you have illegal levels of drugs in your system then you may be prosecuted for drug driving.

We see many… Read more