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Challenging unreasonable ground rent on leasehold homes

Selwan Yousif
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If you have bought a new home in the last few years, then there is a chance that you will own your property on a leasehold as opposed to freehold basis. If this is the case, then you may be liable to pay ground rent charges to the person who retains...

Your legal rights and independent schools: a guide for parents

Peter Ellicott
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When you send your child to a private school, you make a huge financial commitment and in return you expect to see high standards of tuition, facilities, and pastoral care.  This year has seen a number of prominent schools in the news due to claims of...

Winding up and closing down a company cleanly

Selwan Yousif
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While many founders and business owners will implement succession plans to sell or pass their business to a new generation of owners, sometimes it is clear that you have reached the end of the road and the best decision is to call it a day and close the...

Options if you suspect abuse of a power of attorney

Selwan Yousif
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With more people in the UK now living into their 80s and 90s, an increasing number of us are choosing to make a lasting power of attorney. This is a legal document under which we appoint someone we trust to make important decisions about our finances, and...

The rights of a beneficiary with concerns about a trustee

Kenneth Amakye
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If you are the beneficiary of a trust and you are dissatisfied about the way in which an appointed trustee is acting, then it is important for you to understand your options for holding them to account.  Your concerns may relate to the mismanagement of...