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Default judgments: don’t be lulled into deadline complacency

A recent case has shown that courts are willing to be sensible in their interpretation of deadlines for accepting or defending proceedings. But defendants should not allow this apparent leniency to lull them into missing deadlines. When a claimant serves proceedings on a defendant, the latter has a prescribed period to either accept or defend …

Default judgments: don’t be lulled into deadline complacency

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Remortages rise whilst house prices fall

Now is an appealing time to look at refinancing property and we have seen a surge in UK homeowners doing just that over recent months.  The steady growth in the remortgage market place is fuelled by purchasers, homeowners and buy to let investors taking advantage of reduced interest rates with the uncertainty in the current …

Remortages rise whilst house prices fall

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New Year Resolutions You Should Keep

We are all “so over” the New Year rush of resolutions.  Gym visits may be wavering, cooking from scratch has fallen foul of ready meals and the new life planner remains unopened….. Why do we do it to ourselves?  – year in year out – set ourselves up for failure? Well, let me help you …

New Year Resolutions You Should Keep

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Snow days- how should employers handle staff absences?

Snow fall brought travel chaos to some parts of the UK earlier this week– likely not for the first time this year – and businesses are suffering the effects of enforced staff absences. Employers are left counting the cost of the lost days, and forecasters predict more bad weather may be on its way. Organisations …

Snow days- how should employers handle staff absences?

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Energy efficiency costs capped for domestic lettings

Energy efficiency improvement costs for landlords with sub-standard properties will be capped under regulatory changes planned for 2019. Costs will be capped at £3,500 where third-party funding is unavailable or insufficient to cover improvements on a property with an energy rating below E – known as sub-standard. The existing minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) restricts …

Energy efficiency costs capped for domestic lettings

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Sherrards assassins- Emirates Airlines Dubai rugby 7’s

The Sherrards Assassins recently played in the International Men’s Open at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby 7’s and having won five out of their six games, they won the Plate Competition and returned home with some further silverware.  This added to the success that the team have had over the last six/seven years both in …

Sherrards assassins- Emirates Airlines Dubai rugby 7’s

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