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Welcome to our News & Resources page. Here you can find legal updates, frequently asked questions (FAQs), blogs, articles written by our lawyers designed to help you, and other information from our team.

Legal Articles - Written By Our Lawyers

Our solicitors have written legal articles on a handful of subjects across all of our areas of practice, that we hope you will find useful. We update our Legal Articles page with helpful information and tips on a regular basis.

For more information on any of issues covered in our articles, please contact us on 01483 744900 or at wds@wdavies.com.

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Homebuyers at risk of email fraud – how to protect yourself when buying property

Posted on 8th August 2017 by Maureen Ross in Property

Howard Mollett’s life savings of £67,000 were stolen, when fraudsters hacked into emails sent between him and his conveyancing solicitor. Continue reading


What is a Deputyship?

Posted on 10th August 2016 by Bethany Prytherch in Wills, Trusts & Probate

A Deputyship Order is an Order of the Court of Protection. It appoints a person or persons to deal with the affairs of a “Patient” who has lost mental capacity to deal with their own affairs. A Deputyship Order can be made in respect of property & financial affairs and/or health & welfare, though the latter is less common.

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The Help to Buy ISA – Financial help for first-time buyers

Posted on 22nd February 2016 by Maureen Ross in Property

The Help to Buy ISA was announced by the Government in the March 2015 Budget. The idea was that first-time buyers could save through a Help to Buy ISA and, as an incentive, would receive a Government bonus which would be calculated and paid when they bought their first home.

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Collective Redundancies

Posted on 7th January 2015 by Caroline Batko in Litigation & Disputes

If an EMPLOYER proposes to MAKE 20 OR MORE EMPLOYEES REDUNDANT at ‘ONE ESTABLISHMENT’, WITHIN 90 DAYS, then legal requirements on COLLECTIVE CONSULTATION will apply.

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Are Solar Panels a Good Idea?

Posted on 19th October 2015 by Maureen Ross in Property

No-one can have failed to notice the rash of photovoltaic (PV) or solar panels that has spread across the nation’s roof slopes over the last couple of years. Property Owners have been embarking on subsidised solar energy generation, tempted by the promise of long-term free electricity and, in some cases, by an income from selling spare electricity to the nation’s power companies.

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Court Action – Getting Paid What You Are Owed

Posted on 5th February 2015 by Andrew Cohen in Litigation & Disputes

1. Credit Control

The very best method of making sure that you get paid is good credit control.

For businesses: having a strong set of terms and conditions, and taking time and trouble to incorporate these into contracts with customers, can be an absolutely vital in getting money back.

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Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Rented Property

Posted on 19th October 2015 by Maureen Ross in Property

Are you a Landlord buying to let, letting to buy or a tenant simply wanting a safe home to live in? New proposals from the Government came into force on 1st October 2015 to improve safety in privately let residential properties.

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Enforcement – Getting Paid What You Are Owed

Posted on 4th February 2015 by Andrew Cohen in Litigation & Disputes

Congratulations on getting your judgment from the Court. You now have to enforce that judgment. There are several paths you can take.

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How to Contest a Will

Posted on 4th June 2015 by Bethany Prytherch in Litigation & Disputes, Wills, Trusts & Probate

“The Will is unfair and I want to challenge it”

“My mother would never have signed that Will”

“I didn’t expect to be cut out of my father’s Will”

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A Guide for First-Time Buyers

Posted on 12th January 2017 by Maureen Ross in Property

I’ve agreed to buy my first property, but now what should I do?

 

So, you’re a first-time buyer – don’t panic – there are a few things that you will need to get sorted, but we’ve set out some basic guidance to help point you in the right direction and give an idea of what is required.

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