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  • How you can have 24/7 access to legal advice for just £24 a month 21 Feb 2019 23:21 Get Surrey The perceived cost of seeking legal advice can often be too much for many residents in Surrey, as is the case across the country. But that is about to change with a pioneering new service, involving a national partnership between national consumer law firm …
  • After 19 years, no rose garden in sight at heritage nominated O'Connor house 20 Feb 2019 03:33 Age The Community Services Directorate did not say whether the heritage features had been maintained or were still in place when the house was sold in March 2018. The directorate said the new owners were aware of the heritage nomination as it was picked up in …
  • ASK TONY: Winter fuel overpayment blunder that saw government raid our pensions for money we had already returned 19 Feb 2019 22:56 This Is Money My husband and I each received a £300 winter fuel payment for 2017. The payment should be per household, so I knew we had been overpaid.  We reported the error and each sent a cheque for £150 to the Department for Work and Pensions on December 15, 2017. …
  • 'Solicitor lost my £60k then tried to wriggle out of paying up' 19 Feb 2019 15:25 Telegraph.co.uk As consumers wise up to their antics, conmen are using the same old tricks in new areas. Conveyancing scams are a type of email modification fraud, where criminals intercept and falsify emails between a client and a law firm, leading to bank details being …
  • Must I pay higher-rate stamp duty because of my flat in Athens? 18 Feb 2019 11:20 The Guardian Q I inherited a flat in Athens when my mum passed away over 15 years ago. I moved to London in 2010 and I have been renting here ever since. The flat in Athens has been let out since 2014. This flat is also mortgaged as I took out a loan in 2005 to fund my …
  • What You Need To Know About Land Ownership In Ghana 17 Feb 2019 11:17 Modern Ghana Land ownership is the creation of statute. Simply put, you own land because the law says so. The legislation that confers ownership on landowners are the Land Title Registration Act, 1986 (PNDCL 152) and the Land Registry Act, 1962 (Act 122). PNDCL 152 …
  • SPHS students celebrate Career Week 2019 16 Feb 2019 21:45 San Pedro Sun The San Pedro High School (SPHS) celebrated Career Week 2019 under the theme: “The best way to create the future is to predict it” from Monday, February 11th through to Thursday, February 14th. During the week, students of the school had the opportunity to …
  • It will soon be a nightmare to get hold of a new title deed in SA – here’s what homeowners need to know 16 Feb 2019 14:07 News The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has announced changes to Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act. According to Melissa Peneda, an associate at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, regulation 68 sets out the process where an original deed or …
  • The smartphone app that could save you hundreds on solicitors 16 Feb 2019 06:42 Liverpool Echo A new smartphone app is being launched in a bid to make legal advice more accessible to people who otherwise could not afford it. It follows research which showed over 60% of people in Liverpool who needed legal advice in the past two years didn’t call …
  • ASX profits AU$246m in six months of tech foundation strengthening 15 Feb 2019 13:35 SmartPlanet.com The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has reported after-tax profit of AU$246 million for the first half of the financial year, up AU$15.6 million from the same period a year prior. Operating revenue for the six-month period was AU$425 million, with …