Grainger Appleyard News

Thinking about leaving a gift to charity in your Will?

22 Aug 2017

Grainger Appleyard will be participating in the Remember A Charity In Your Will week during the 11th - 17th September 2017.   All week we will be encouraging our clients to consider their favourite charity when thinking about their will. There are many motivations and influences...

As you were!

15 Mar 2016

In a previous blog I explained how at present there were 10 firms providing duty solicitor services in Police Stations and Magistrates' Court in Sheffield, 9 firms providing such services in Doncaster, 7 in Rotherham and 6 in Barnsley.   I explained that in 2014 it had been...

Provisions as to Joint ownership

10 Feb 2016

When two or more people purchase a property, there are two different ways in which the property can be held. It is an important decision to make and how you decide will be influenced (for example) by whether you are married, are making different financial contributions to the purchase price...

STAMP DUTY HIKE ON ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES

15 Jan 2016

From 1 April 2016, if you purchase a property in England, Wales or Northern Ireland at a purchase price of over £40,000 and, at the end of the day of the purchase transaction you own, either alone or with someone else, two or more residential properties and, are not replacing your main...

CRIMINAL COURTS CHARGE TO BE SCRAPPED!

8 Dec 2015

It has been announced that the Criminal Courts charge for convicted Defendants is to be scrapped from the 24th December 2015. The controversial charge was introduced in April 2015 by Lord Chancellor Michael Gove. The Court would impose the charge on any person convicted of an offence...

Making a Will – Another job to add to your wedding planning “to do” list

11 Nov 2015

There are many ways that you can deliberately and voluntarily revoke a Will for example by making another Will in which it states that your earlier Will is to be revoked or by you (the testator) destroying the Will with the intention of revoking it i.e. burning or tearing it. However,...