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Meet the Estate Agent: Nick Miller, Eden Estate Agents
Burnetts' conveyancing team speaks to Nick Miller from Eden Estate Agents in Penrith, where he gives a background to the company and his top tips for home buyers and sellers.
By Christina Foster on Friday 20th October 2017
Ofsted Defeated in High Court Challenge with Complaints Procedure Deemed ‘Unfair’
Natalie Ruane explains the recent High Court judgement against Ofsted, in which their complaints procedure was deemed ‘unfair’.
By Natalie Ruane on Monday 16th October 2017
New Debt Recovery Rules from 1st October 2017
Rob Winder explains the new debt recovery rules, brought into force on 1st October 2017.
By Rob Winder on Wednesday 4th October 2017
Suspension – a Neutral Act?
High Court judge has recently ruled that the suspension of a qualified teacher casts a shadow of doubt over the professional’s competence and cannot be considered neutral.
By Natalie Ruane on Friday 22nd September 2017
What’s the problem? – Rentcharges
Sarah Loan, Commercial Property Solicitor, explains the issues surrounding rentcharges and why they aren’t as innocuous as most people think.
By Sarah Loan on Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Planning: Your money back guarantee
Senior Planning Consultant Daniel Addis explains where a planning fee may be refunded after 26 weeks under the government's 'Planning Guarantee'.
By Daniel Addis on Monday 7th August 2017
Protecting the family home
Solicitor Tracy Stainton explains how to protect your family home through the use of a Lifetime Property Protection Trust (LPPT).
By Tracy Stainton on Friday 4th August 2017
Squatting and the law
Sharon Dunstan explains the law surrounding squatting, or adverse possession as it is formally known.
By Sharon Dunstan on Monday 17th July 2017
Amputations and advances in prosthetic limbs
Alix Walker gives an overview of amputations and describes the recent medical advances in prosthetic limbs.
By Alix Walker on Thursday 6th July 2017
Registration of land: Why you should consider a voluntary application
Associate Solicitor Christina Foster explains the background to land registration and the benefits of voluntarily registering your land.
By Christina Foster on Monday 3rd July 2017
Shared parental leave
Debra Robinson reports on a recent case on shared parental leave: Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd.
By Debra Robinson on Wednesday 28th June 2017