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'Wear It Pink' Success
'Wear It Pink' Success

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us to raise funds and awareness for the great work of the charity 'Wear It Pink' last Friday, 21 October.

  • 25th October 2016

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'Wear It Pink' Success

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us to raise funds and awareness for the great work of the charity 'Wear It Pink' last Friday, 21 October.

We all wore something pink, had a bingo competition, decorated recption and baked lots and lots of cakes.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated their ti...

25th October 2016
Online Reviews and Endorsements

Some quick guidance regarding online reveiws and endorsements for your business.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published an open letter providing guidance on online reviews and endorsements. This follows the CMA's investigation in...

29th June 2016
New Energy Efficiency Standards set for 2018.

New minimum energy efficiency standards will come into effect for landlords from 2018. 

Private Rented Property – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES”) With effect from 1st April 2018, a landlord cannot let a property that has an Energy Per...

1st June 2016
A Quick Guide to Divorce Proceedings

We give an overview of the different aspects involved in a divorce.

The Petition  The petition is the court form that must be completed to begin the divorce process. You will need the name, address and date of birth of both you and your spo...

20th April 2016
Moving Buy-To-Let Properties into a Limited Company

Recent months have seen a surge in the number of buy-to-let loan applications from limited companies as landlords prepare for tax hikes starting in April 2016.  

The Chancellor announced, in July 2015, that for individuals buy-to-let mortgage interest relief that landlords can claim back will be progressively cut from a maximum of 45% to 20...

29th March 2016
Caught in the Inheritance Tax Net

More families are now paying Inheritance Tax (IHT) than at any time since it was first introduced in the 1980’s.     

An increase in house prices has led to a greater IHT impact for many families and approximately 45,000 estates are expected to have to pay IHT in the next year.  HM Revenue...

4th March 2016
A Brief Guide To: Freezing Orders

A freezing injunction is a court order which prevents a party from disposing of or dealing with its assets, until judgement can be enforced. 

What is a freezing order? A freezing order is an interim injunction that restrains a party from disposing of or dealing with his assets. The purpose of a freezing order is, typi...

28th January 2016
Dealing with (Business) Competition

What are the key legal issues that a business needs to consider when dealing with competitors?

Breaching competition law Competition law is designed to ensure that companies compete fairly with each other; and failure to comply can have serious implications for a business...

26th January 2016
Inherited Wealth and Divorce

In many marriages, a husband and/or a wife may receive a reasonably substantial inheritance. We take a look at the implications of inheritance received before, during and after the marriage. 

When considering financial relief applications within divorce proceedings, inherited wealth falls to be considered under section 25(2)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. It is ...

18th January 2016
Protecting Your Loved Ones - Powers of Attorney

Few of us want to think that we might lose our mental capacity or about how we would cope with our financial affairs if we did. 

However, with an aging population and the increasing number of dementia cases diagnosed each year, the number of adults who lack capacity to make their own decisions is expected to...

28th October 2015
Moore and Smalley launches new SE+ cloud accounting service for small enterprises

Moore and Smalley has launched a new cloud-based accounting service for the region’s small enterprises.

Moore and Smalley SE+ uses software provided by Intuit QuickBooks to allow small businesses to manage their accounts, financial compliance and other business functions on the go. T...

25th October 2015
Questions to consider when making your Will

Your Will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death, and making and reviewing your Will should be a priority for most people. 

Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your assets pass to the beneficiaries of your choice, but what questions should you be considering?

1. Who do you want to appoint as Executors? These are the people with the legal authority and responsibility to carry out your wishes.  2. Are you intending to ge...

1st October 2015