News at April King

Can I leave money to my pet in my Will?

We look at how you can provide for your pet in your Will, some important practical considerations, and the different options open to you in deciding who will care...

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23 May - 18

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – what is it?

Unless you've been ignoring your inbox over the past few weeks, you've probably been inundated with requests to update your 'privacy' or 'marketing' preferences, in preparation for the General...

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23 May - 18

Grandparents’ rights: a call for change

MPs are calling for the government to give grandparents rights to see their grandchildren after a divorce. They are proposing a change to the Children Act which would give...

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08 May - 18

Could you be entitled to a refund of stamp duty?

If you've paid too much stamp duty as a result of an incorrect calculation or lack of awareness that a particular relief is available, you might be able to...

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10 April - 18

Cohabitee entitled to share of Deceased partner’s £1.5m estate

In a recent decision, the High Court has ruled in favour of a woman who was left nothing from her late partner’s £1.5 million estate.

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09 April - 18

Deputyship Order v Lasting power of Attorney: which is best?

Is it better to make a Lasting Power of Attorney now; or leave those close to you to apply for a Deputyship Order in the future, should one be...

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12 March - 18

New law for Landlords: energy efficiency

From 1st April 2018, Landlords renting out properties in the private sector will need to achieve a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

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07 March - 18

Cohabiting couples: property in one name

What happens if a property is occupied by an unmarried cohabiting couple but the legal title is in one name only? This question often arises where both have contributed...

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06 March - 18

High Court awards £1m in inheritance claim

In a recent decision regarding an inheritance dispute, the High Court has awarded over £1 million to a daughter who spent her life working on the family farm in...

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06 March - 18

Do I need a guardianship clause in my Will?

If you have children under the age of 18, you may want to consider appointing a guardian for them in your Will in case you die before they reach...

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20 February - 18