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Government to refund powers of attorney applications – Make a claim here

March 13, 2018   |   Written by:

The government is now offering refunds to those who applied to register lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA) between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017. The refund is available to those who made the ...

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Landlords – will you be able to let your property from 1st April 2018?

March 12, 2018   |   Written by: Helen McGrath

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into effect from 1st April 2018, and it’s important to understand the ramifications if you’re a current or prospective landlord. The regulations will make it unlawful for landlords to renew existing tenancies, extend ...

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Our New Commercial Property Solicitor – Welcome Katie Duggins

March 7, 2018   |   Written by: Katie Duggins

We are pleased to announce Katie Duggins has been admitted as a Solicitor on 1st March 2018. Katie joined us in 2016 with a first in her LLB degree, a Distinction in her Legal Practice when she obtained 3 prizes ...

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Cyber Essentials Certification Ensures Your Information is Protected

March 2, 2018   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

Astle Paterson works unceasingly to protect the security of your data and personal information and in acknowledgement of this we have achieved Cyber Essentials Certification. The scheme, run by the National Cyber Security Centre, was put in place to encourage ...

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99% of customers would recommend us – again

March 1, 2018   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

For the second year in a row, Astle Paterson’s annual survey has revealed that 99% of our clients would recommend us to friends and family. Your experience with Astle Paterson really is all that matters to us. After all is ...

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Video: Divorce, your commonly asked legal questions answered

February 21, 2018   |   Written by: Justine Woodcock

To provide simple, clear answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about divorce, we asked our resident expert Divorce & Family solicitor Justine Woodcock to explain in our new short video. The video lays out the essentials of ...

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Does Bitcoin change the nature of divorce?

February 19, 2018   |   Written by: Justine Woodcock

Following the warnings published on BBC News this week, Justine Woodcock, Chartered Legal Executive in Astle Paterson’s Divorce & Family Department, offers further guidance to divorcing couples in relation to Bitcoin. When couples divorce, disputes can arise relating to who ...

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Divorce Advice – Should I defend against divorce proceedings?

February 2, 2018   |   Written by: Martin Astle

This article is part of Astle Paterson’s Divorce Advice series. For more guides like this, see our latest news and blogs. Your spouse has filed a divorce petition, but should you defend it? The vast majority of divorces in England ...

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Lasting Power of Attorney vs Living Will – What are the differences?

January 31, 2018   |   Written by: Maria Pusey

Many people assume that if you ever lost mental capacity, your spouse, partner or children will be legally entitled to make decisions for you, but that is not the case. In order to make your will (or that of a ...

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Divorce Advice – Understanding grounds for divorce

January 17, 2018   |   Written by: Justine Woodcock

This article is part of Astle Paterson’s Divorce Advice series. For more guides like this, see our latest news and blogs. As we explained in our previous Divorce Advice article – Can I legally get divorced? – many people think ...

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