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Costs of Probate set to rise

Costs of Probate set to rise

Sunday, 09 April 2017 | Deniece Lines
Following a consultation the government has proposed a change in the fee structure when applying for a Grant of Representation.  When a solicitor makes the application the Court fee is £155 at present (£215 for applicants in person)...
An increase in fraud in property sales – how can you avoid this risk?

An increase in fraud in property sales – how can you avoid this risk?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 | Kirsty Clifton
2016 has seen an increase in publicity about incidences of fraud within property transactions. Property fraud usually occurs when fraudsters steal a property owner’s identity (including recently deceased property owners) in order to sell or...
The very serious repercussions of financial non-disclosure

The very serious repercussions of financial non-disclosure

Friday, 23 December 2016 | Kirsty Clifton
When parties divorce or separate, one of the most difficult aspects that lawyers are required to assist with is the division of financial assets. Regardless of whether Court proceedings are issued or the parties are attempting to negotiate a...
What documents do you need to provide for a  personal injury claim?

What documents do you need to provide for a personal injury claim?

Monday, 05 December 2016 | Kirsty Clifton
The burden of proof in personal injury claims lies with the Claimant. This means that in order to successfully pursue a claim for personal injury compensation, you will need to prove any injuries or financial losses alleged. How do you...
Accidents at Work: Recording and Reporting Accidents

Accidents at Work: Recording and Reporting Accidents

Monday, 05 December 2016 | Kirsty Clifton
Your employer has a legal duty to protect your health, safety and welfare whilst at work, by assessing the risks and ensuring that control measures (i.e. protective clothing, specific work methods etc…) are put in place to reduce any risk to a...
The ‘New and Improved’ Consumer RA 2015

The ‘New and Improved’ Consumer RA 2015

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | Leonard Scudder
Unfortunately the RA doesn’t stand for Rental Agreement. At Ascot Lawyers we’ve been known for striking out a few big hitters who have come chasing our consumer clients for monies that they are liable to pay by virtue of a vehicle rental...
Coping at Christmas

Coping at Christmas

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | Sharan Bhinder-Dhonsi
The festive season should be a time of celebration and joy but it can be difficult if you are separated from your children. If you are separated and have not yet sought legal advice, you may be missing out on precious Christmas contact with your...
The cost of being an Executor

The cost of being an Executor

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | Deniece Lines
A recent newspaper article has highlighted some of the concerns of the lay executor and the costs and complications that can be involved in administering an...
Sun, Sea and Separation

Sun, Sea and Separation

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
The summer break should be a relaxing time with fun in the sun but it can often be a difficult and stressful time if you are not happy in your relationship. Your unhappiness can affect the whole family, creating a hostile environment for you, your...
Holiday Sickness Claims

Holiday Sickness Claims

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Kirsty Clifton
Summer has arrived, the school holidays are near and people are looking forward to their summer holidays. Unfortunately travel to busy resorts or on cruise ships can carry the risk of outbreaks of food poisoning or other norovirus-type illnesses...