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Contesting a Will During the Covid-19 Crisis

By Kuljit Lally 13/05/2020 12:27

Being left out of a deceased person’s will is always a difficult and sensitive issue. The same also applies to circumstances where you or any other beneficiaries feel they have not been allocated as much as they are entitled to. Contesting a will can be complex and challenging at the best of times, though is […]

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Contentious Probate During the Covid-19 Crisis

By Kuljit Lally 07/05/2020 17:23

The Covid-19 crisis has brought with it unprecedented uncertainty and challenges for families up and down the UK. One of which being the extremely sensitive issue of handling the administration of a deceased individual’s estate, having lost their life suddenly and unexpectedly to this terrible disease. Now more than ever, it is important to understand […]

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Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs Starting Business in the UK

By Mariyam Ferreira 01/05/2020 13:18

As of March 2019, the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa program was officially closed.  In its place, two new immigration schemes were established — Innovator and Start-up — both of which involve the challenge of receiving an official endorsement from a recognised UK body. Now more than ever, ensuring you fully understand the requirements of the new UK Innovator Visa […]

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UK Innovator Visa Overview and Eligibility

By Mariyam Ferreira 21/04/2020 15:56

The UK Innovator Visa is a special category of visa introduced for experienced professionals and entrepreneurs looking to establish innovative businesses in the UK. A minimum investment of £50,000 is required under the scheme, alongside endorsement from an officially recognised body. Obtaining endorsement is often the most challenging part of the process – call Aristone […]

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Property Owners Warned to Prepare for ‘Game-Changing’ Second Property Tax Changes.

By Katey Bentley 15/04/2020 14:39

A leading solicitor at one of the UK’s longest-established law firms has issued a stark warning to property owners, for whom a new ‘game-changing’ second property tax policy could have severe repercussions. In a press release issued by MFG Solicitors, Gary Priest spoke of the potential implications of the government’s imminent Private Residential Relief overhaul, […]

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Measures to protect renters affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) – The Coronavirus Act 2020

By Katey Bentley 09/04/2020 16:28

The government has brought forward a new measure due to outbreak of Coronavirus which means that landlords will have to give all tenants three months’ notice if they intend to seek possession. This protection covers most tenants in the private and social rented sectors in England and Wales, and all grounds of evictions. The guideline confirms […]

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Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes

By Mariyam Ferreira 06/04/2020 15:31

Aristone Solicitors offer professional consultancy for individuals considering taking part in Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes (DAPP). If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility or would like to discuss DAPPs in more detail, please contact Aristone Solicitors for an obligation-free initial consultation. What Are Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes (DAPP)? Organised by a variety […]

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Writing a Will: Considerations in Times of Crisis

By Mariyam Ferreira 30/03/2020 12:17

As the world comes to terms with the potential implications of Covid-19, many are finding themselves forced to ask a number of difficult questions. It can seem as if there is never a ‘good’ time to think about preparing a final will and testament, though preparing for all possible eventualities is important. Ensuring you prepare […]

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Mirror Wills: A Brief Introduction

By Mariyam Ferreira 04/03/2020 18:38

Research suggests that more than 50% of the adult population in the UK either doesn’t have a will or doesn’t understand the importance of writing one.  Unfortunately, failure to leave a valid, accurate and detailed will can lead to disastrous consequences for friends and family members. Interest in will writing services and related legal support […]

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The Benefits of Family Mediation

By Mariyam Ferreira 26/02/2020 14:30

Nobody would choose to be in a position where family mediation is necessary. Difficult and sensitive discussions are never particularly pleasant, though are often necessary to bring important issues to a fair and amicable resolution. Approached sensitively and proactively, family mediation can be beneficial in a number of ways. Particularly when compared to the alternative […]

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The Family Mediation Process: How it Works

By Mariyam Ferreira 19/02/2020 14:37

Most family legal teams support mediation as an alternative to court intervention. Or at least, as a starting point to attempt to reach a mutually amicable resolution for all involved. The vast majority of family disputes can be addressed through communication and the involvement of impartial legal advisers. From inheritance disputes to contentious probate to […]

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Choosing a Solicitor: Trust Vs Price

By Mariyam Ferreira 12/02/2020 13:26

It’s natural for clients seeking legal advice to factor costs into their considerations. Ensuring you can afford the legal support you need is important, but so too is choosing a solicitor you can trust. In fact, the results of a new study suggest that trust and reputation are of greater importance to clients than costs, […]

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The Three Biggest Benefits of Professional Debt Recovery

By Mariyam Ferreira 05/02/2020 15:19

Irrespective of the size of the business, unpaid invoices can have a huge impact of cash flow. Incredibly, research suggests that approximately 70% of all invoices are not paid on time. Even if payment is made just a few days late, it can add up to a significant administrative and financial cost for the business. […]

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Debt Recovery: Useful Guidelines for Successful Collections

By Mariyam Ferreira 29/01/2020 14:15

Debt collections are far from rare in the modern business world. If anything, they’re a staple part of the business landscape there’s no getting away from. In fact, research suggests that the vast majority of established businesses are now forced to chase more unpaid invoices and general debts on a daily basis than ever before. […]

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Insurance Claim Disputes: When Insurers Refuse to Pay

By Mariyam Ferreira 20/01/2020 14:28

Insurance exists to ensure essential financial support is provided when life takes an unexpected turn. Health insurance, travel insurance, life insurance, car insurance – all forms of insurance serve an important purpose in their own right. Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t always as understanding and empathetic as they could be. This is because at its heart, […]

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Five Useful Tips for Preparing an Effective Will

By Mariyam Ferreira 13/01/2020 14:54

Drafting a will isn’t a particularly enjoyable task. Precisely why more than 40% of adults aged 55 and over in the United Kingdom don’t have one. Nevertheless, formalising the allocation of your assets in the event of your death is one of the most important things anyone will do during their lifetime. What many overlook […]

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Grounds for Contesting a Will: Do You Have a Case?

By Mariyam Ferreira 23/12/2019 14:17

Contesting a will can be a complex and unsettling process at the best of times. However, the most important step towards successfully contesting a will is establishing whether or not you have a valid case in the first place. By law, a final will and testament must represent a clear, complete and valid account of […]

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Contesting a Will: Five Facts You Need to Know

By Mariyam Ferreira 16/12/2019 15:21

Losing a loved one can be an especially challenging time in life. Unfortunately, legal quarrels and disputes following bereavement are far from uncommon. To discover that you have been excluded from a will or allocated less than you were entitled to can be upsetting and infuriating. You may also find yourself in a situation where […]

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

By Mariyam Ferreira 09/12/2019 14:39

In the wake of a surgical procedure of any kind, the last thing most people want is a heated courtroom confrontation. Unfortunately, everyone makes mistakes – doctors and surgeons being no exceptions to the rule. Astonishingly, a recent Johns Hopkins study determined that medical mistakes and malpractice are the third most common cause of premature […]

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British Business Travellers Face No Deal Brexit Chaos

By Mariyam Ferreira 08/10/2019 12:00

While Boris Johnson flexes his ministerial muscle (to little avail) in the House of Commons, British businesses are already feeling the impact of Brexit. Particularly the potential consequences of crashing out of the EU without a deal, which a small contingency of hardliners still seem to think is a good idea. The whole “No Deal, […]

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Government Seeks to Abolish S21 No-Fault Eviction Notices

By Katey Bentley 18/09/2019 11:42

In what the government itself has named “the biggest change to the privaterental sector for a generation”, we could be soon looking at the abolishment of “no-fault evictions” under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. A move that could spell bad news for landlords, though has been touted as beneficial for tenants across the […]

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Boris Johnson Backtracks on Immigration Promises

By Mariyam Ferreira 11/09/2019 14:47

If Boris Johnson gets his way, the UK will crash out of the EU on October 31 without a deal. He continues to talk of his ‘preference’ of striking a new deal with the EU, but negotiators in Brussels have made it clear this simply isn’t going to happen. The only deal available was offered […]

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Tenant Fees Act 2019 - A Brief Summary

By Katey Bentley 22/07/2019 12:50

Officially brought into force as of June 1st , the Tenant Fees Act has wide-reaching ramifications for both landlords and letting agents across the United Kingdom. The Act isn’t especially long, but nonetheless contains a series of extensive updates and overhauls to existing policy. Specifically, landlords and letting agents face new rules on omitted payments, […]

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