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As solicitors specialising in the preparation of wills Rowlinsons are regularly approached by local and national charities asking us to remind our clients to leave a charitable gift in their wills. Indeed, we always ask clients when making or reviewing their...

1000 Mediation Vouchers worth £500 each still available

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The Government announced earlier this year a time-limited voucher scheme to help encourage more families to resolve disputes regarding children via mediation and to avoid court proceedings. The scheme was set up as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the...

£500 Government Contribution To Family Mediation

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The government has announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve...

Can I still move home during Lockdown 3?

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Unlike the first national Lockdown people are still allowed to move home during Lockdown 3 and moving related services can still take place. According to the official guidance: You can still move home. People outside your household or  support bubble...

SDLT Holiday: Where do we go from here?

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Tom Parkinson, Director and Head of Property at Rowlinsons Solicitors gives us his thoughts on the Stamp Duty holiday. One thing that is for certain is that the SDLT holiday has vastly increased the number of residential property matters that we are...

Can I still move house during Lockdown 2?

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As far as we currently understand the answer is yes, though we will of course continue to monitor the situation. Our conveyancing department will continue to progress existing matters and if you require a quote for a new move please call 0800 047 8182 or ...

Tom Hits the Ground Running

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Tom Bond, who is a Legal Assistant in the Rowlinsons residential property department, has signed up to run his first ever half marathon to raise funds for the firm’s charity of the year Chapter Mental Health. He is now training hard in preparation for...

Is there any point having a Will?

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Making a Will is something that many of us might defer until we are much older, or never even get around to, especially if we feel like our dying wishes may still be challenged by any aggrieved family members. Yet whilst it is entirely possible for a...

The deliberate deprivation of assets

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Paying for care home costs can be a real concern as we get older and become more incapacitated, especially where we would like our children to inherit or benefit from the sale of the family home after we are gone. So naturally, many of us look to ways in...

Who gets the dog on divorce?

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When facing divorce, one of the most acrimonious issues for couples can be the division of assets moving forward, especially when it comes to any beloved pet. In fact, battles over pets are becoming increasingly common. Below we look at the rules relating...

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