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Probate delays...

Anyone who has applied for a grant of probate recently whether as a personal application or through a Solicitor will be aware that unfortunately the probate registry is suffering severe delays.
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Do your Terms and Conditions leave your business at risk?

Anna Sivula, Solicitor in AMD’s Commercial team, explains why tailoring terms and conditions to suit your business pays off in the long run.
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Landlord Update: Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into force 1 June 2019

The ban on tenant fees in the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) will come into force on 1 June 2019 and introduces protections for most residential tenancies in the private rented sector in England.
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Brenda Smyth discusses the hurdles you can face in the race to administer estates

Recent changes at the Probate Registry designed to make it easier to obtain a Grant of Probate may encourage executors to try to deal with the administration of an estate themselves without professional assistance. However, obtaining the Grant is only the first hurdle and not the finishing line and after issue of the Grant there are still traps for the unwary.
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Family Court Or Mediation: Your Options Explained

When a relationship breaks down, it can be a difficult time for the whole family. The parties involved may not know where to turn and the confusion can cause a lot of stress. Whilst it is sometimes necessary to take matters to court, the parties may be able to resolve relationship issues through less formal means — often through mediation.
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When A Commercial Tenant Goes Into Administration: A Landlord’s Guide

In recent years, commercial landlords have been facing one question more frequently than in a long time — what happens when their tenant goes into administration and what rights do they have as a landlord? To answer this question, it is important to first understand what administration is and how this process affects the options open to commercial landlords.
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GDPR: What Happens If You Don’t Comply

This year, there have been few political or legal developments that have dominated headlines as much as Brexit. If there is one topic that has come even close, it is the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Alert to Landlords

John Todd of AMD Solicitors provides an update after the final sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 come into force.
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Everything You Need To Know About Registering A Trade mark

For most SMEs, all or part of the goodwill of the business will be held in the business name or brand logo. It stands to reason therefore that the goodwill is worth protecting.  Subject to meeting certain criteria, a business name, logo, strapline or slogan could be protected via registration as a UK trade mark.