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Why use a Family Investment Company?

Laura Jackson - October 16th 2017
A Family Investment Company (FIC) can offer a tax efficient way to retain control over assets and pass them down to the next generation, either instead of, or in conjunction with, a trust.
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Residential conveyancing Preston Sarah Barnes

North West Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Sarah Barnes - October 4th 2017
On 20th September, our residential conveyancing department won the North West Conveyancing Firm of the Year Award at a conference and awards ceremony held by the Law Firm Services. The conference and awards were attended by over 400 people and was held at the Vox Centre, Resort World near the NEC in Birmingham.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Is September the new January?

Helen Lucking - September 19th 2017
Experts at law firm Napthens are reporting an increase in the number of enquiries from couples looking to separate following the summer holidays. Helen Lucking, partner in the firm’s Family team, reports that they have noticed a significant increase in the number of new enquiries in the first week of September, with 40 in one week
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Stephanie Kerr, Disputes & Litigation Solicitor

Mediation in inheritance disputes

Stephanie Kerr - September 5th 2017
The costs of litigation, both financial and emotional, can be significant and this is particularly the case in disputes relating to Wills and inheritance. The approach of the court is to encourage the parties to try to resolve a dispute without going to trial, using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation.
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That shrinking feeling

David Hardman - August 23rd 2017
Millions of Britons could see their savings shrink because they don’t know how to shield them from rising inflation. The findings are according to research by YouGov for Zurich which found more than a third (37%) of people aged 18 to 65 plus are in the dark overs ways to grow their savings enough to at least keep up with rising prices.
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What do I need to consider when buying a new house?

Sarah Barnes - August 9th 2017
There are plenty of benefits in purchasing a newly built property. As the property and the contents are new, the buyer has fairly low repair and redecoration costs. A particular attraction can be choosing the colour and style of the fixtures and fittings and tailoring these elements to suit different tastes.
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