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Jun 23

How to protect your money when buying or selling a house

Financial fraud is a significant problem in the UK. According to Financial Fraud Action UK, a huge £768.8 million was lost due to fraud during 2016 - up 2% from the year before. That’s the equivalent of £20 million a day, every day.

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Jun 22

Living well with dementia

Dementia has recently become a highly discussed topic and it is often portrayed in a negative light. However, a recent report has followed a woman who has been documenting her father’s day to day life living with dementia through social media. She does this by frequently posting images and videos of his most precious moments. Her aim has been to dispel the myth that a diagnosis of dementia means the end of your ability to live well.

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Jun 22

Summer is here

British summer time officially began at the end of March however, we have only just started feeling like the summer is actually here after the recent heatwave.

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Jun 21

Separation without divorce: what are the risks?

Many people worry about the costs of divorce and the impact this may have on their finances. The reality is, however, that separating and remaining married can leave your finances significantly at risk.

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Jun 15

Appropriate or dangerous?

Care home fees are arguably one of today’s hottest topics with many people concerned that their hard earned savings and property will have to be used to pay for their care thus meaning they will not be able to provide as they had thought for their loved ones when they die.

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Jun 14

Short marriages and the division of assets

There has been a landmark ruling in the Court of Appeal this week in relation to short marriages and the division of assets following the breakdown of a short marriage.

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Jun 13

Brexit fears cause many to put moving plans on hold

Emotions ran high on 23rd June 2016 when the nation made the decision to depart from the European Union.

Whilst some rejoiced, others feared for the future of their jobs, the economy and even the size of their chocolate bars.

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Jun 06

Ramsdens bolsters team of associates

Ramsdens Solicitors has announced associate promotions across its corporate, commercial property, private client, family and conveyancing teams.

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Jun 05

Right to choose your own solicitor following a road traffic accident

Did you know that everyone has a right to choose their own solicitor to act for them in recovering compensation for injuries and financial losses suffered following a road traffic accident?

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Jun 02

Silver workers

It has been widely reported that in the UK we have an ageing population and a declining birth rate. Estimates are that between 2012 and 2022, 14.5 million jobs will open up, but only 7 million younger people will enter the workforce.

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May 31

Ramsdens act on buy back of Drives and Automation Limited

Ramsdens Solicitors acted on behalf of Drives and Automation Limited in relation to its buy back of shares from retiring shareholders, enabling John and Christine Goodwin to take over the Company and the running of its business.

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May 30

Is the shape of a Kit Kat distinctive? Apparently not.

Nestlé have been battling with Cadburys to register the shape of the four-finger Kit Kat as a UK trade mark since 2010. Last week, however, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision from January 2016 that the shape in question has “no inherent distinctiveness”.

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May 22

Is it the end of high heels in the workplace?

Temporary receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from her first day at work at PwC by Portico, the staffing agency that supplies workers to PwC, in December 2015 for refusing to wear heels. When Ms Thorpe refused she was sent home without pay.

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May 19

Dementia Awareness Week 2017: Let’s Unite Against Dementia

‘Our mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day we find a cure, we will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.’– Alzheimer’s Society

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May 18

Ramsdens creates Dementia Friends

From the 14th until the 20th May is Dementia Awareness Week and Ramsdens Solicitors will be showing their support by becoming a more dementia-friendly law firm.

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May 17

Dementia Awareness Week 2017: Insuring your future

“There are around 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK. This is predicted to rise to over 2 million by the year 2051.” – Alzheimer’s Society

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May 16

Dementia Awareness Week 2017: the importance of making a Will

“If you don’t have a valid Will there is no guarantee that your wishes will be fulfilled. This may leave loved ones in uncertain or complicated circumstances.”- Alzheimer's Society

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May 15

Dementia Awareness Week 2017

“Every three minutes a person in the UK will develop dementia.” - Alzheimer’s Society

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May 12

Wife paid £453 million in divorce settlement

A Russian billionaire has been ordered to pay his estranged wife £453m in a divorce settlement at a British court.

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May 11

Under one roof: buying a house with your new spouse

The ink is barely dry on your wedding photographs and already you’re scouring the internet for your dream property.

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