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Prescription drugs and driving – the law

Prescription drugs and driving law

Last year, new legislation on drug driving came into effect, with legal limits on a number of prescription drugs being introduced. If convicted of driving whilst over the legal limit, penalties can include a minimum 12 month driving ban, up to six months in prison, unlimited fines, an eleven year license endorsement and a criminal record.
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5 Tax efficient ways to give to charity

Leaving a gift in your will is a great way to give to charity, but it’s not the only way…

This week, as part of ‘Remember a Charity’s’ awareness week, we look at a number of tax efficient ways you can give to charity, as well as leaving a gift in your Will.
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The Gift that keeps on giving…

Remember a charity in your Will

It’s a little known fact that most charities wouldn’t survive without gifts in Wills. While 70% of people are said to support a charity during their lives, just 7% continue supporting them once they are gone. By remembering your favourite charities in your Will however,  you are ensuring that their good work carries on.
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The Importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Advice

If you are up to date with recent news, you may be aware of a legal document known as an LPA, or ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’, since the unfortunate case of Frank Willett was brought to light. We look at some of the most commonly-asked questions about LPAs and explain why, in the face of rising cases of dementia in the UK, it could be the most important decision you make for your future.


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Divorce – the importance of a financial ‘clean break’

Financial Clean Break - Divorce

In a bid to avoid legal costs, an increasing number of couples are choosing to undertake their own divorce, or even to do it online. This could however, leave them vulnerable to significant financial heartache further down the line.
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We’re Recruiting! Criminal Defence Solicitor

We are recruiting for a new criminal defence solicitor at our expanding modern law firm in Bury St Edmunds. If you are a qualified solicitor with at least two years of current experience, then we would love for you to join us.
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Landlords! Have you protected your tenant’s deposit?

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Deposits

If you are a landlord for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and you have not protected your tenant’s deposit, you may not be able to take back possession of your property when the tenancy ends.

Under the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices & Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015, which came into force on 1st October 2015, failing to protect your tenant’s deposit has two consequences; one of which being that you cannot end the tenancy or regain possession until the deposit has been repaid or a court case has ended…
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An unregistered property is an ‘at risk’ property

Share Follow Property fraud is on the rise – but you can take steps towards protecting yourself, and your home, today. Increasingly sophisticated criminals are finding ways to steal homes, particularly those that are unregistered, with owners having no knowledge …
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Data Protection Rules – Small businesses are not immune!

Information Commissioner - data protection compliance

Large or small, it doesn’t matter. If your business deals with personal data of any kind, it must be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The protection of personal data is big news and the enforcement of data protection laws is set to become more stringent as big changes come into force next year.
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Help St Nicholas Hospice during ‘Wills Week’ 2017

Make a will during Wills Week 2017

From 30th May to 2nd June 2017 we will be dedicating a whole week to encouraging people in and around Bury St Edmunds to get a will drawn up or updated at our offices in Whiting Street.
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