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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

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

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