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The new law of Inheritance Progress, but not enough

The law of inheritance in England and Wales has changed significantly with effect from 1 October 2014 as the “Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014” comes into force. The changes are in the writer’s view generally for the good, though much more could have been done to update and improve the current rules.
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Pension Rule Changes: Buy to Let Property Update

AMD Solicitors are delighted to be involved in a Free upcoming Property Buy-To-Let evening seminar at the UniLit Club 20 Berkeley Square Clifton Bristol BS8 1HP on Tuesday 14th April 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm hosted by Peter Ellis of Accommodation Unlimited.
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Celebrating 50 years in law

Unbelievably, John Todd of AMD Solicitors has now been working in law for over 50 years!  John began work as an “articled clerk” (now called a ‘trainee solicitor’) on 27 November 1964 and so celebrated his golden anniversary of legal work at the end of 2014.
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Businesses and Powers of Attorney - Keep it running smoothly

By Andrew Jack   Wills and Probate Solicitor with AMD Solicitors 
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Why It Pays to Get an Expert to Draft Your Commercial Lease

Whenever the owner of a commercial property chooses to rent that property out, it is vital that they get their tenant to sign a lease agreement. This lays out the obvious things, like the length of the tenancy and the amount of rent to be paid, but also all the conditions of occupation and any responsibilities held by both the landlord and tenant.
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Should I extend the term of the lease on my leasehold property?

Whilst most houses in the UK are bought and sold on a freehold basis, the majority of flats are leaseholds, granted under leases for a fixed term. Most long leases are originally granted for a term of 99, 125 or 999 years and as the remaining term of the lease reduces this can affect the value of the property.
Shelley Faulkner, Solicitor at AMD Solicitors, Bristol Read our story

Putting compensation in trust - how to keep your compensation and not lose your benefits

Shelley Faulkner from AMD Solicitors explains the basic facts behind personal injury trusts.
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I Think My Builder Has Been Negligent – What Can I Do?

When you’re contractually bound to a builder, knowing how to approach the possibility that they have not fully carried out their obligations can be tricky. John Todd from AMD Solicitors discusses the all-important first steps you should take if you suspect your builder of cutting corners.
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Common Myths About Divorce

For anyone getting divorced, there is a wealth of received wisdom out there. Unfortunately much of it is wrong. This can make it hard for those facing the end of their relationship to get accurate information on which to base their decisions. Alison Dukes from AMD Solicitors considers some of the most common myths about divorce.