COVID-19 Updates

End of stamp duty holiday cools property market

End of stamp duty holiday cools property market

A recent surge in property prices is coming to a close as the stamp duty holiday is withdrawn, bringing an end to a boom that has seen increases in the cost of housing hit a 17-year high. The holiday, brought in alongside a raft of other measures designed to cushion the impact of COVID-19 restrictions…

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July 30, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Latest News, Property

Protection From Creditor Enforcement Extended Until 30 September 2021

Protection From Creditor Enforcement Extended Until 30 September 2021

At the time of writing, Coronavirus statistics were looking fairly positive. Although hospital admissions have been rising day by day, the increase in Covid cases is being met by a wall of vaccinated people which has so far prevented the NHS from being overwhelmed.  However, there is news that the coming winter is likely to…

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June 23, 2021
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19, Dispute Resolution, Latest News

Ban On Commercial Lease Evictions Extended Until March 2022

Ban On Commercial Lease Evictions Extended Until March 2022

The Government has announced that the moratorium on commercial lease evictions has been extended until March 2022.  The decision has resulted in considerable controversy, with those in the arts, hospitality, and events sectors welcoming the news, and property companies furious that their legal rights are being further curtailed. James Raynor, chief executive of the British…

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June 18, 2021
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19, Latest News, Property

A Two Minute Guide To The Domestic Abuse Bill 2021

A Two Minute Guide To The Domestic Abuse Bill 2021

One of the unspoken tragedies of the Coronavirus pandemic is the dramatic increase in domestic abuse. According to a House of Common’s Insight,  although there is no official data so far on the impact of lockdown on domestic abuse, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that by mid-May 2020, there was a 12% increase in…

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May 20, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Family Law

Tax and Trusts in the Cryptic Cryptosphere

Tax and Trusts in the Cryptic Cryptosphere

Bitcoin, Ethereum, even Dogecoin – many will have been scratching their heads in recent months over the latest mania to grip the nation and the wider financial community. We could talk about non-fungible tokens (also known as NFTs), but it is perhaps best to leave that aside for now. This article looks at the growth…

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May 10, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Latest News, Private Client, wills

Understanding Testamentary Capacity

Understanding Testamentary Capacity

The number of Wills being challenged over the past decade has risen consistently, and it is easy to see why.  The stakes are much higher given the increase in house prices, meaning that many peoples assets are now worth hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of pounds. Furthermore, the younger generation are struggling to get…

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April 30, 2021
Posted in Contested Probate, covid-19, Latest News, wills

Survey shows online sexual harassment increased during coronavirus lockdowns

Survey shows online sexual harassment increased during coronavirus lockdowns

Few people would argue that the Internet has shaped and transformed the 21st century.  From shopping to researching, healthcare to defence, the online world has changed almost every aspect of our lives; sometimes for the better, and occasionally for the worse. It has long been recognised that many school children are tormented by online bullies. …

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April 23, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Employment, Employment Law Update, Latest News

New 95% Mortgage Scheme Launches

New 95% Mortgage Scheme Launches

The new government-backed 95% mortgage scheme launched on 19 April 2021.  High street lenders including Lloyds, Santander, Barclays, HSBC, and NatWest have all signed up to the scheme.  OGR Stock Denton’s residential conveyancing team are highly respected panel members on all four aforementioned lenders. With studies showing that 80% of renters are now actively saving…

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April 22, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Latest News, Property

Webinar – Divorce and financial planning

Webinar – Divorce and financial planning

OGR Stock Denton LLP would like to invite you to join our live webinar – Divorce and financial planning  12.30pm, Friday 23rd 2021  Zoom webinars Join our live webinar on divorce and financial planning, where our family law experts look at the practical evaluation and structuring of financial settlements on divorce. By reference…

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April 12, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Dispute Resolution, Events, Family Law

Uber loses in the Supreme Court – Uber BV v Aslam & Ors

Uber loses in the Supreme Court – Uber BV v Aslam & Ors

Earlier this month, Uber, the largest player in the gig economy ran out of appeals in its long battle to retain the right to classify its drivers as self-employed rather than workers.  The Supreme Court dismissed Uber’s appeal, meaning thousands of drivers became entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. For employers, the decision has…

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March 19, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Employment, Employment Law Update, Latest News