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The most common issues Landlords are constantly facing.

The growth of the private residential sector along with legislative changes such as; right to rent and the mandatory use Tenancy Deposit Protection schemes, are leading to increases in the number of issues faced by landlords when tenancies come to an end. The most common issues that Landlords face stem from two main areas: The…

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Tayntons Solicitors gain reaccreditation for Lexcel!

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. The process involves considering a firm’s structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management. Legal practices are then accredited against the standards required and have the…

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Vaginal mesh – Have you been affected by this procedure?

What is vaginal mesh? Vaginal mesh is a medical device that is surgically implanted into women who are suffering from pelvic prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Initially becoming popular in the 1970’s, reports show that between April 2007 and March 2015 more than 92,000 women in England had vaginal mesh implants. There are a number…

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High Court awards £453 million in billionaire divorce

A Russian billionaire who recently sold his company for over £1 billion has been ordered to pay his wife £453m in a divorce settlement at the High Court. The payment in this case has been described as one of the biggest awards made by a UK court in divorce proceedings. The 61-year-old, former oil and…

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Breaking News: Probate fee increases to be scrapped

The controversial plans to increase probate fees are to be scrapped as there is not enough time to implement the legislation before the upcoming General Election. The fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May 2017 although an exact date…

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Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts?

Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts? For many years, pre-nups were considered the preserve of the rich and famous – usually in America. But seven years ago, a landmark case suggested they’d finally be taken seriously by UK courts. In what’s known as the Radmacher case, judges ruled that while financial…

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Inheritance Tax allowances are rising – but not for everyone.

For deaths on or after 6th April 2017 an additional Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowance, called the Residence nil-rate band (RNRB) may be claimed to reduce any IHT payable. Currently a deceased estate can pass up to £325,000 to any beneficiaries before IHT becomes payable. This is the nil-rate band (NRB).  Gifts to spouses or civil…

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Our first Curry Club of 2017 will be taking place on 1st March 2017.

  Tayntons Curry Club is a friendly, laid back, informal networking event which occurs every 3 months at The Vining’s Restaurant at Gloucester Quays. We encourage local businesses and like-minded individuals to make connections over a delicious curry! Attendance will cost £15.00. Our guest speaker will be Adam Balding from Gloucester Rugby; we look forward…

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2016

Please note that this office will be closed for the Christmas Period on the 22nd (from 1.00 pm),  23rd to 28th December 2016.  The office will be open on the 29th and 30th December albeit that a skeleton staff will be operating.  The office will re-open fully on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Getting ready for the Christmas Party?

Nobody wants to be a Scrooge at Christmas but as an employer, you need to be aware of the risk of unpleasant incidents occurring and take preventative steps beforehand. Your employees may not be aware or understand that whether the party takes place on the work premises or off site, it is considered to be…

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