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Recruitment – Conveyancing assistant vacancy Brighton

Conveyancing assistant wanted for our Brighton office We are looking for a talented conveyancing assistant to join our team. You will have some familiarity with conveyancing practice already and you may be working towards a professional qualification, such as a conveyancing paralegal currently working towards your professional qualification or currently undergoing  CILEX training. The role is currently envisaged as assisting with post exchange work, but there is the opportunity for development for the right person. You will...
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Family Solicitor Vacancy

5+ PQE -Family Solicitor sought for our Brighton office We now have a family solicitor vacancy are looking to make an addition to our team at a senior level. The role we are looking to fill will combine both challenging and interesting legal work with a requirement for broader business and management skills. As such, this role would suit a technical family lawyer with a commercial outlook. You would be dealing mainly with: • Divorce Proceedings •...
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SDLT cut until 31 March 2021

Today the Chancellor announced that he will cut stamp duty land tax (SDLT) to stimulate the housing market. The threshold will increase from £125,000 to £500,000. The cut will be temporary until 31 March 2021. Details are awaited as to exactly what and who will be eligible for this rate and we will update this post when further details are available.

COVID 19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – General update – June

The Government’s furlough scheme has provided much-needed financial support to business and the self-employed. It is estimated there are currently 8.4 million people being paid through the furlough scheme as well as a further estimated 2 million self-employed receiving assistance. When the Chancellor announced details of the Scheme on 20 March, it was initially backdated to 1 March 2020 for employees, subject to eligibility. Further guidance has also included that Office holders (including company directors), salaried members...
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Moving home – Covid-19

People can now move home. The government has issued Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, providing updated guidance for those involved in the process.

Property market re-opens today – Covid-19

From today, property viewings and moves are allowed, subject to physical distancing being observed. At the time of writing the guidance is being updated. Newspapers report that Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, said removal companies, conveyancers and estate agents could restart their businesses with immediate effect. He said the government estimated that more than 450,000 buyers and renters had been unable to progress their plans to move since March. Mr Jenrick also said: “Our clear plan will...
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Key Worker Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney Discount Scheme

Edward Harte Solicitors recognise the outstanding work being undertaken by our Keyworkers during the Coronavirus crisis. We would like to show our appreciation to those who are doing so much for us by offering a 10% discount on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for instructions received by 1st June 2020 from anyone recognised as a Keyworker by the UK Government. Keyworkers include those employed in the following sectors: Health and social care; Education and childcare; Key public services; Local and...
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