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Can I make a Lasting Power of Attorney Online?

In a time where it is possible to deal with most things online, from ordering a pizza, booking a holiday even to dealing with certain legal matters. Whilst this may seem to be a practical way to deal with your important legal matters, you should be aware, that like with most things, they often are not as straight forward as they may first seem. Lasting Powers of Attorney are essential documents for all adults no matter how old or healthy. [...]

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Choose Pepperells Solicitors to help you with your police interview

    It will cost you nothing Pepperells Solicitors hold a legal aid contract with the Legal Aid Agency and so when we attend at the police station for you regardless of the amount of time that is taken to assist you with your case it is all completely free to you. We will attend for you day or night. We are entirely independent of the police We are entirely independent of the police. You will be assisted by specially qualified police station representatives and [...]

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Changes to restrictions on winding up petitions from 1st October 2021:

It has been announced by the Government that from 1st October 2021, the restrictions on the use of winding up petitions imposed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) will cease. CIGA made it very difficult for creditors to successfully petition for the winding up of a debtor company. Although the CIGA restrictions will end, they will be replaced by more lenient restrictions which will be in place from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022 under the [...]

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End to the Fault-Based Divorce System: A New Horizon for Separating Couples

A blog by Blue Stephenson, Trainee Solicitor in the family department The current legal framework governing divorce in England and Wales derives from the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; a statute that has remained mostly unamended since its enactment 48 years ago. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 provides an analogous framework for the dissolution of civil partnerships. Like many other areas of the law, the law on divorce and dissolution has been slow to catch up with societal changes and is still [...]

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Agriculture, Brexit and Estate Planning

  Anyone who has agricultural assets, should get legal advice about planning for the future, be it succession planning or to ensure that their affairs can be dealt with if they lose capacity. The assets and circumstances of each client are usually complex and lead to numerous issues which need to be considered and addressed as quickly as possible. Individuals with agricultural assets will usually have an estate which exceeds their nil-rate band allowance for Inheritance Tax purposes. With the right [...]

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CHARITY GOLF DAY RAISES £5,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

Annual Charity Golf Day, sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors has raised over £5,000 for Cancer Research UK. This year’s event, held at Cottingham Park Golf & Country Club on the 9th July and organised by local man Steve Fulstow, saw over 180 players across 45 teams compete to win the converted medals for Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Nearest to the Pin and Winning Team. Organisers have hailed this year’s event a huge success, raising more than ever before. Steve has had friends and [...]

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When can directors be personally liable for bounce-back loans……

Bounce back loans were loans of up to £50,000 and were intended for smaller businesses. They were backed by the government and were relatively fast and easy to apply for.  This allowed access to capital for a vast amount of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Lenders did not require personal guarantees from directors. However, many directors are unaware that just because personal guarantees were not sought, there are still certain conditions that must be met to ensure directors are [...]

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Pregnancy and the Equal Treatment Handbook

Recently, two of our solicitors within the Family Team have been involved in a matter that has significantly changed the law surrounding pregnant women and the attendance of Court. Our Mr Philip Goodall and Miss Lauren Snowden represented the Mother in care proceedings and sought to argue in the Court of Appeal that an adjournment of her final hearing was necessary, given that the date proposed for the hearing was during the period of the latter stages of her pregnancy, [...]

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