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Is ‘Gazumping’ Soon to be a Thing of the Past?

 

The process of buying and selling a property can be stressful for all parties involved in the transaction and in recent years, more cases of ‘gazumping’ has only made matters worse.

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Welsh Land Transaction Replaces Stamp Duty in Wales

For the first time in 800 years, Wales will make their own taxes. The Welsh Government previously announced plans to replace the current Stamp Duty Land Tax system that is used in England and Wales and replace it with their own taxation.

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Leasehold Reform Needed to Stop Abuse

With more new build properties coming on the market all the time, there has been a rise in the number of properties that are being sold as leasehold. The Law Society has claimed that ‘sensible changes’ are needed to stop what they call ‘leasehold abuse’.

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Electronic Wills – The Future?

Wills is an area of law that has changed very little over the years and is often seen as quite archaic. For example, the primary legislation governing wills is the Wills Act 1837. However, the Law Commission has recently launched a consultation on wills reform. The stand out proposal that is to be considered is the prospect of electronic wills, which can include forms such as emails and text messages.

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Japanese Knotweed – A Legal Viewpoint

Japanese Knotweed – A Legal Viewpoint

The plant that all home owners dread to find on their property, Japanese Knotweed has caused numerous property transactions to fall through due to the reluctance of lenders to provide mortgages on properties that are affecting by it.  But why is it such a problem?

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MacInnes v Gross – Indemnity Costs: An Alternative Approach

A recent case has shown the Court taking a new approach when it comes to assessing whether costs should be paid on an indemnity basis.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

John Morse Solicitors were pleased to sponsor a Macmillan Coffee Morning on the 30th September hosted by Andrea Morse at her family home.

The morning was attended by over 50 ladies and was a fabulous success raising in excess of £1,000.00 for charity.

Friends kindly gave cakes, sponges and biscuits and many prizes for the raffle.

To help swell funds local artist Nina Morgan sold her selection of cards and flowers and plants were also on offer and sold out.

John Morse said the practice was delighted to be associated with such a wonderful event throughout the UK which would raise millions for the Charity. (more…)

Legal eagles urge warring couples to drop the DIY from divorce proceedings

After the recent market leadership dispute between the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and online divorce provider Quickie Divorce, Swansea-based John Morse Solicitors has spoken out about the rise of DIY divorces. (more…)

Fixed fee scheme could spell disaster for whiplash claimants

The government has announced that all fees for whiplash reports will be fixed from October 2014 onwards, a move that could leave victims of road traffic accidents and their solicitors out of pocket. (more…)

Two Welsh hospitals apologise for series of patient care failings

Neath Port Talbot Hospital and the Princess of Wales Hospital in South Wales have been at the centre of a review after concerns were raised about patient care. (more…)