Qualification Congratulations!

Woodfines is delighted to announce that Thomas Hale, one of their current crop of second year trainees has now qualified as a solicitor, and will be augmenting the existing Private Client team in their Cambridge office. Commenting on this, Tim Addinell, who heads up the Private Client team said: “We are delighted to be joined […]

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Changes to the Highway Code

Today, 14th September there have been changes to the Highway Code announced with 33 of the existing rules amended and two new ones added. Some of the changes include: clearer advice on where to stop in an emergency the importance of not driving in a lane closed by a Red X the use of variable […]

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Changes to the online probate service

Following on from last week’s blog about ongoing delays to the probate application process, we have had another update about MyHMCTS, the government’s online service for legal professionals, in the form of a press release from the Law Society on 23 July. It outlines some changes that will take effect from 19 August 2021, based […]

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House price surge is not over, experts say

Prospective buyers will be disappointed by an updated house price forecast from Savills, which suggests that house prices are set to rise by 9% this year – up from its March forecast of 4%. A combination of factors is thought to be behind the upward revision, including the Stamp Duty holiday extension, historically low mortgage […]

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Ban on religious dress upheld by the European Court of Justice

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that an employer can have a neutral dress policy preventing workers from wearing any political, philosophical or religious signs. Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions In this case, the employer had a neutral dress policy in place, this meant that employees were not able to […]

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Government’s new First Homes programme

A new scheme introduced by the government last month is a bid to further boost the housing market as well as filling the quota for affordable housing that needs to be factored in for every new major residential development site. This scheme takes the form of offering homes discounted by a minimum of 30% its […]

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