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Leading lights of the local business community invited to OGR Stock Denton’s offices

Leading lights of the local business community invited to OGR Stock Denton’s offices

Members of the BNI were invited to a drinks reception and networking event at OGR Stock Denton’s new offices last week. A speech was given by Associate Leidy Gomez, who is set to become the president of her chapter in Knightsbridge from next month. The BNI is a professional networking organisation which now has more…

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March 2, 2017
Posted in Blog

Last chance to claim PPI, says FCA

Last chance to claim PPI, says FCA

Consumers pursuing compensation over mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) must make their claim before 29 August 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced. One of the banking sector’s biggest scandals has already seen millions of people claim compensation, with banks estimated to have set aside more than £40 billion. The FCA will correspondingly launch…

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March 2, 2017
Posted in Dispute Resolution

Government to press ahead with controversial fee increases

Government to press ahead with controversial fee increases

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that a highly contentious increase in probate fees is set to take effect in a couple of months’ time. Pending Parliamentary approval, a new regime will be rolled out in May, which will see estates charged up to £20,000. Under the present arrangement, the fees are imposed at…

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March 1, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Mortgage approvals soared to ‘12-month high’ in January, says BBA

Mortgage approvals soared to ‘12-month high’ in January, says BBA

New data from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has revealed that UK mortgage approvals hit a 12-month high in January. A total of 44,657 loans were approved last month, up from 43,581 in December – representative of the highest level of mortgage approvals since January 2016, and surpassing market analysts’ predictions of 41,900. According to…

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February 28, 2017
Posted in Blog, Property

OGR Stock Denton encourages learning difficulty work placements

OGR Stock Denton encourages learning difficulty work placements

OGR Stock Denton is encouraging businesses to offer work placements to people with learning disabilities following the success of a scheme at the firm. We would encourage employers to look at offering such placements after taking on two people with learning disabilities through Langdon Community a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities to live…

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February 27, 2017
Posted in Latest News

Mayor plans European tour to fly the flag for London’s businesses

Mayor plans European tour to fly the flag for London’s businesses

The Mayor of London has announced that he will be setting out on a tour of major European cities this spring, trying to press home his message that the capital is “open for business.” Sadiq Khan intends to visit Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Madrid and Warsaw in the space of just six days, as part of…

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February 27, 2017
Posted in Latest News

Concern some executors are caught unawares

Concern some executors are caught unawares

The importance of asking people if they are willing to serve as the executor of an estate has been laid bare by new statistics. A recent survey suggested that a fifth of those appointed as an executor only found out after their friend or relative had died. A similar proportion were made aware before the…

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February 27, 2017
Posted in Latest News

NHS under fire over latest “Never Event” statistics

NHS under fire over latest “Never Event” statistics

Hundreds of blunders deemed so serious they should “never happen” have taken place in NHS facilities in the space of just nine months. Official figures reveal that 314 “Never Events” had been reported in the health service in the period between April 16th and the end of December last year. Some of the most troubling…

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February 27, 2017
Posted in Latest News

Development promises new office space in the City

Development promises new office space in the City

A towering new building is set to be erected on the London skyline after planning chiefs gave the proposal approval last month. The City of London’s planning and transport committee agreed to grant permission for 1 Leadenhall, a 36 storey structure which will become the latest high-rise in London’s financial district. Brookfield Property Partners, the…

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February 27, 2017
Posted in Latest News

Ex-employee wins his case against plumbing firm

Ex-employee wins his case against plumbing firm

Another worker has won their case in the latest legal battle to arise as a result of somebody’s employment status. Gary Smith had wanted to cut the number of days he worked a week from five to three after suffering a heart attack in 2010. But the firm he worked for, Pimlico Plumbers, had refused…

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February 27, 2017
Posted in Latest News