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First Time Buyers

I have enjoyed many years of practice since qualification in 1995 acting for first time buyers. I find that first time buyers appreciate the support and guidance from an experienced Solicitor. The key features of our Service are as follows: • Providing clients with an overview of the process at the outset of the case…
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Legal Aid Domestic Violence Victims Victory

The Court of Appeal has this week ruled that the restrictions placed on the victims of domestic violence seeking to obtain the Legal Aid are unlawful. In the case of the Queen (on the application of rights of women) v the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Justice the Court of Appeal said…
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New report forms to aid health, welfare, property and finance decisions

Court appointed deputies are to receive new and improved report forms for health and welfare decisions and property and financial decisions The Office of the Public Guardian has indicated that Court appointed deputies are to receive new and improved report forms for health and welfare decisions and property and financial decisions. This was reported by…
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Lexcel Accreditation

We are pleased to announce we have passed our annual Lexcel Accreditation audit. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. Telephone 0800 919 231 We have offices at Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow in Furness

PDSA – Make a Will help the PDSA

We can confirm that Clarkson Hirst are proud to support the PDSA in respect of their free Will writing scheme. We can confirm that Clarkson Hirst Solicitors acting as a provider for the PDSA Free Will Writing Scheme on the basis that we are able to prepare Wills free of charge on the basis that…
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Conveyancers Held Liable For Rogue Client

The Law Society has reported that both conveyancers acting on a single transaction are liable for the actions of a rogue seller who commits £470,000.00 of property fraud. This follows a ruling in the High Court. The extent of the ruling appears to suggest that solicitors are responsible to protect the purchasers money no matter…
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Vacancy – Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary to work in our busy residential conveyancing department. Salary up to £18,000 per annum (based on experience) Based at our Lancaster office. Hours of work 9am – 5.00pm Mon to Friday Apply with CV to jm@clarksonhirst.com Or for informal enquiries telephone 01524 387501

Additional Inheritance Tax Relief When Passing Your Residence To A Direct Descendant

Every individual person can pass £325,000.00 (known as the ‘nil rate band’) in the 7 years up to and including their death and such amount will not be liable to inheritance tax. Any amount over £325,000.00 will be taxed at 40% for example on an estate worth £425,000.00 with no gifts in the 7 years…
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Christina Estrada – Divorce Settlement

A former supermodel, Christina Estrada, was awarded a 53 million cash lump sum following a High Court battle with her ex-husband, a billionaire Saudi businessman. The businessman had already obtained a divorce, known as a Talaq, in Saudi Arabia. His former wife however managed to obtain leave under part III of the 1984 Matrimonial and…
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APIL launch campaign called ‘Can the Spam’

A leading lawyers’ association launches a national social media campaign today (June 1) to encourage victims of personal injury cold calling to ‘Can the Spam’. Not-for-profit campaign group the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said cold calling exploits vulnerable people, and hopes its new cartoon will encourage people who are hounded by unwanted calls…
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