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New member of our Conveyancing Team

Matt Rodd has joined our Conveyancing Team. Matt qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. He was a partner in a busy Leeds city centre law firm where he worked for 15 years until recently returning to his roots in Cornwall. Over the course of his career Matt has gained an extensive knowledge of the residential property market dealing […]

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What’s the solution to noise pollution?

If you live in a built-up area, it is easy to become desensitised to general background noise. Modern life provides a steady stream of traffic sounds, animated conversation, noise from electric tools, dogs barking and all manner of intrusions that become commonplace. But what if the noise is unusually loud, lasts for longer than would […]

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New recruit to our Private Client Team.

Rob McKellar has joined our Private Client team. Rob qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 having completed his Legal Practice Course at Exeter University and subsequent training in Somerset. He has since worked for a national legal service provider and also a legal 500 London based firm. Rob specialises in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and […]

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The Section 21 minefield

The tenancy deposit scheme has been in force since 6 April 2007. As a result landlords are now well versed in ensuring that deposits in respect of assured shorthold tenancies are paid into deposit protection schemes. However, further amendments to legislation effective from April 2012 and from October 2015 have caught some landlords out and […]

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Inheritance act claims for cohabitees

As this is Cohabitation Awareness Week, our Rob Synnott has been considering the rights of cohabitees if their partner dies. It is often thought that cohabitants, simply by the nature of their relationship, have a right to claim against the estate of their partner in the event that their partner dies, even if their partner […]

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Not what you bargained for?

So you’ve instructed solicitors or conveyancers to buy a property either for residential or commercial purposes and the purchase completes without difficulty. But what if, a few weeks after moving in, your neighbour approaches you to explain that they have a right in relation to your property that you had not been aware of? What […]

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Get off my land!

You’ve been in possession or occupation of land for a period of more than 10 years despite not being the registered owner? Well maybe it is time to consider whether you can apply to register as proprietor by claiming adverse possession. Under the Land Registration Act 2002 a party who has been in adverse possession […]

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THIS MONTH – changes to GDPR – are you ready?

Privacy law is changing from 25th May 2018 onwards. The aim is to harmonise rules across the European Union relating to the protection of personal data and to make them fit for purpose in the digital era. There has been significant fanfare but what does GDPR really require a business to do? Data protection law […]

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St Ives office relocation

We have now relocated from Fernlea Terrace to our newly renovated premises at Unit 5D St Ives Business Park, Penbeagle Industrial Estate, St Ives, TR26 2JH. John Dunstan will remain as Managing Director in the office and will continue to offer all of the services he has done previously.  Mykal O’Toole will also be based […]

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“But I’m too young to make a Will!”

Are these words you hear yourself saying? Making a Will is often considered to be something that you do when you get older but the reality is that it is never too early to get your affairs in order – and given that you can make a new Will at any time, there is certainly […]

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