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What Does the New ‘Death Tax’ Mean for Beneficiaries?

November 08 2018

In a controversial government decision, Grahame Stowe Bateson understand that the introduction of a payment up to as much as £6,000 is set to be introduced in order for probate to be executed.Previously, the ‘Death Tax’, more commonly known as probate fees began at around £155 if carried out by a solicitor. Click here to read more

Dealing with the Effects of Divorce

November 05 2018

Coping with a marriage that ends in divorce can be a traumatic ordeal to go through, whether the feelings were mutual or not. Feelings of isolation, confusion, and anger can soon take over, amongst a whole host of other emotions, not to mention the legal process of activating a divorce settlement. Click here to read more

Careless Driving and the Potential Punishments

October 31 2018

Although many drivers on the roads take great care not to endanger other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists or others around them, mistakes can occur, and concentration can often slip. These acts, if be deemed as putting others at risk, are referred to as “Driving without due care and attention / careless driving” and can be worth between 3 and 9 points on your license, or worse. Click here to read more

Common Commercial Property Terminology You Could Hear

October 16 2018

Being new to the commercial property market can mean that you are introduced to a matrix of complex words. Understandably, much of it may not make very much sense. Click here to read more

The History of World Mental Health Day

October 10 2018

October 10th is globally recognised as World Mental Health day. First launched in the mid 1990’s, it has become a powerful force in raising awareness and providing support of mental health issues across the worlds various societies. In some counties, Australia for example, the day is celebrated throughout the whole week, focusing the main campaign around the 10th of October. Click here to read more

Are Stop and Searches the Answer to Rising Violent Crimes?

October 05 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has called for police to have their stop and search powers increased according to recent reports from The Independent and Sky News. Current legislation states officers may only carry out a stop and search on an individual when there is reason to suspect intention to cause injury or other violent crimes. Click here to read more

The Roles of an Executor in Wills and Probate

September 21 2018

Grahame Stowe Bateson are a well-recognised legal practice, with four branches based across the West and North of Yorkshire. With over 35 years of experience within the legal sector, our dedication and knowledge are second to none. Our services range from wills and probate, family law, criminal law and conveyancing. Click here to read more

New Opportunity within Family Law

September 19 2018

Grahame Stowe Bateson are a well-recognised legal practice, with four branches based across the West and North of Yorkshire. With over 35 years of experience within the legal sector, our dedication and knowledge are second to none. Our services range from criminal, mental health and family law alongside many more. Click here to read more

UK Government to Launch Consultation on “No-Fault” Divorces

September 17 2018

The UK Law currently states that anyone seeking divorce must either prove that their partner is at fault through adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour in order for their case to be accepted. Alternatively, if both parties agree, after two-years of separation, the divorce can be considered. Click here to read more

Minimising Family Disputes over Wills

September 14 2018

Whilst the contents can vary from person to person and family to family, for many, your last will and testament will be of extreme importance to your beneficiaries once the time comes. One of the purposes of your will might be to leave loved ones or members of your family with lasting memories or future opportunities in your memory. Ultimately, it is likely that you won’t want a dispute between beneficiaries once your will is inherited. Click here to read more

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