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Shelley Faulkner, Solicitor at AMD Solicitors, Bristol Read our story

To be a Trustee

I have been considering the role of a trustee while practising in trust law over recent months.  Professional trustees will have many resources available to them which “volunteer” trustees, such as family and friends of the person setting up the trust, may not.
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Spousal Maintenance Wright v Wright

Anne Thistlethwaite a Solicitor and Mediator at AMD Solicitors considers a recent case on Spousal Maintenance and a judge’s comments on when a mother should be expected to return to work
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Top Tips for Hauliers

Charlotte Williams, Litigation Solicitor with AMD Solicitors, offers her top tips to hauliers holding goods vehicle operator’s licences.
Alison Articles Read our story

Protecting your children’s inheritance - a Case Study

Anita had a child from her first marriage, Sarah. When Anita remarried she and her new husband Derek bought a home in their joint names. Derek had a son from a previous relationship, James.  He and Anita had always promised each other that the survivor of them would share their estate equally between Sarah and James.
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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.
Andrew Jack, Solicitor Read our story

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.