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Penrith Show 2017

Penrith Show 2017

The annual Penrith Show took place at Brougham Farm on Saturday 22nd July 2017. The Penrith Show has taken place on the fourth Saturday in July since 1834 and always attracts a huge number of visitors. This year the heavy rain did not dampen anyone’s spirits and the show was a busy event. Our sponsored […]

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Office of the Public Guardian admit to overcharging for lasting powers of attorney for the last four years.

Office of the Public Guardian admit to overcharging for lasting powers of attorney for the last four years.

By Laura Bright In April this year the Office of the Public Guardian for England and Wales (the OPG) reduced the registration fee for lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) from £110 to £82 per power. The OPG said that the registration fee was being reduced because the increasing volume of applications meant that the income […]

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British families pay a record £5 billion inheritance tax

British families pay a record £5 billion inheritance tax

Families in the UK have paid more than £5 billion inheritance tax in a single year for the first time ever. The record figure reflects the increasing value of estates, largely fuelled by rising house prices. HMRC says that £5.1 billion was collected through inheritance tax receipts in the 12 months to May. That was […]

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Company awarded £176,000 damages over leaked information

Company awarded £176,000 damages over leaked information

A company has been awarded £176,000 damages after an employee leaked sensitive information to rival firms. It has also been given permission by the Court of Appeal to pursue further compensation. The case involved Vanden Recycling Ltd, one of its employees and two rival businesses, Kras and Bolton. Vanden alleged that the employee had been […]

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Tribunal modifies covenant relating to ‘one property per plot’

Tribunal modifies covenant relating to ‘one property per plot’

 A tribunal has modified a covenant that prevented the building of more than one property per plot on a large estate. The case involved a development called River View, which had been built in accordance with planning permission granted in 1962 for eight houses. There was a restrictive covenant prohibiting the construction of more than […]

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