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Why Home buyers in Leeds Should Use a Local Conveyancer

August 31 2018

For home buyers in Leeds and surrounding areas, having an offer accepted on a house is a big step in the house buying process. However, those who have been through it before will understand this is not the final step on the journey. Choosing the right conveyancer can also be time consuming. At Grahame Stowe-Bateson, we believe that choosing a local conveyancer has several benefits that will make the process much quicker and easier. Click here to read more

Should there be a stamp duty exemption for over 65s?

August 28 2018

Whilst recent changes in stamp duty have meant that first time buyers no longer have to pay this tax on homes worth up to £300,000, it has been claimed that a similar exemption should be introduced for older homeowners who hope to downsize. Click here to read more

Increase in Rural Crime Making for Medieval Tactics

August 17 2018

Grand theft auto and burglary are often associated with the stealing of cars and homes in metropolitan and built up areas in the city, but in actuality, these crimes stretch as far as rural dwellings too. Click here to read more

Minton Morrill Solicitors recommend Grahame Stowe Bateson

August 03 2018

Minton Morrill Solicitors have taken the decision to no longer carry out criminal law work from the 3rd August 2018. Whilst you are entitled to nominate an alternative solicitor of your choice, Minton Morrill recommend you contact Grahame Stowe Bateson if you need advice and assistance in relation to any criminal investigation or prosecution. Click here to read more

The Difference Between Workers and Employees

July 31 2018

In English Language, the nouns ‘worker’ and ‘employee’ have very similar meanings, if not the same. However, in employment law, the two terms have very different components, especially when it comes to settling incidents such as unfair dismissal, and maternity/paternity leave. Here, Grahame Stowe-Bateson are going to briefly distinguish the differences between workers and employees. Click here to read more

What If My Partner Does Not Agree to Divorce?

July 30 2018

Divorce can be an incredibly heart breaking and stressful process. More often than not, divorces are long, gruelling procedures that can take their toll on a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing – leaving tiredness from stressful, restless nights and quite often, episodes of severe low mood and depression. They are never easy going for the average British person. Click here to read more

What do House Movers want most from their Conveyancing Experiences?

July 25 2018

For many, there is a focus on the price of the solicitor or the house, however it is rare that a consumer would choose the cheapest lawyer possible, as they want to guarantee the best service for the handling of their negotiations. Click here to read more

Challenge a Will

July 23 2018

There are rare circumstances in which a last will and testament can be contested. These reasons can vary from feeling as though you should have been a beneficiary, to fraudulent activity in the creation of the will. If this can be proved, under UK law you are permitted to contest a will. As an accredited solicitor qualified to deal with Wills and Probate in Leeds, Grahame Stowe-Bateson have created a list of the valid grounds which a will can be contested upon. Click here to read more

The Dark Relationship Between Domestic Violence and the World Cup

June 29 2018

We’re over halfway through the 2018 World Cup in Russia and it has been a tournament of many ups and downs for fans around the world. Specifically, in Leeds, fans have gathered in communal areas such as Millennium Square and the Original Oak in Headingley to show their support for what has been a positive campaign so far. Click here to read more

Spring and Summer the Main time to Move

June 26 2018

Being a well-recognised law firm in Leeds, Grahame Stowe-Bateson understand that moving or selling a home can become a daunting task, especially when choosing the right time of year to do it. Click here to read more

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