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What is inheritance tax?

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax that sometimes has to be paid on a person's estate after they have died. Because talking about death is uncomfortable for many of us we don’t tend to dwell on it, but have you thought about what happens to your assets...

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Could your CCTV cost you millions?

As an employer, you may have a number of reasons for monitoring your staff. You may track email and internet use, perform spot checks or use CCTV and video surveillance. These may be legal or regulatory requirements in some sectors, and others may use such measures...

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The pitfalls of DIY probate

Do I need to use a lawyer for probate? When somebody close to you dies, dealing with their affairs can be a challenging task. And if you have been left in charge of sorting out somebody’s property, money and possessions after they’ve passed away, then the chances are...

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Dealing with probate

Probate is the legal process that you have to go through before you can deal with a person’s assets after they die. It is possible to deal with probate yourself, and when a will is simple and the person dealing with it is confident with the probate process and various...

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Service update following new COVID-19 restrictions

Last Updated: 8 January 2021 Further to the latest government advice, our office remains closed to the public save for very limited essential attendances for clients which will be by appointment only. Our lawyers are continuing to work mainly from home using Microsoft...

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DIY divorce: risks to consider

DIY divorce: do you need a lawyer? Here at Cartridges Law we hear more and more of people writing wills and applying for probate by themselves, and even taking a DIY approach to divorce or separation, without hiring a specialist lawyer. And in theory, that’s fine;...

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Accidents involving cyclists: what you should know

Cycling is a safe and healthy activity and a practical way to get around. Whether you are cycling as your daily exercise or as an alternative to public transport, many people are dusting off their saddles as a result of the pandemic. We have some keen cyclists at...

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How to deal with a commercial dispute

Disputes can occur between businesses for a number of reasons, but they often arise as the result of a breach of contract or the failure to pay for goods or services received. There are different ways to deal with a commercial dispute, including informal negotiation,...

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