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Promotion News: Daniel McGurk Becomes Trainee Solicitor

April 09, 2018 |

The Partners are pleased to announce that Daniel McGurk has commenced his training contract with the Firm, en route to achieving qualification and enrolment as a Solicitor. Daniel holds a Masters of Law and Business and has also passed his Legal Practice Course. He joined HMG Law last year and has been working as a(Read more)

New Tax Year, New You

April 06, 2018 | Wills and Probate

The new tax year started this morning and below is a highlight of important changes you need to be aware of. Income Tax The personal allowance has increased to £11,850, meaning that one can now earn £987.50 per month before paying any income tax. The basic rate band has also increased from up to £33,500(Read more)

A Fond Farewell: As We Say Goodbye to Catherine Jessop (and Horace!)

April 05, 2018 | Practice News

A fond farewell was bid to Catherine Jessop and Horace on their recent retirement from the firm.  Catherine has been with HMG Law for 18 years dealing with our Dispute Resolution work. She and Horace will be sadly missed but we wish them all the best for their retirement.(Read more)

Divorce Costs £3,800 Per Year in Retirement Income

March 26, 2018 | Family Services

  Highlighting the impact that divorce can have on pension saving, research from pension provider the Prudential indicates that divorcees planning to retire in 2018 can expect their yearly income to drop by £3,800 compared to people who have never divorced. The results of Prudential’s 11-year study indicate that for those retiring in 2018 the(Read more)

Lasting Power of Attorney Registration Fee Refunds: Are You Entitled?

March 09, 2018 | Wills and Probate

If you applied to register your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in England and Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you should be able to claim back part of the application fee. In April 2017, the fee to register an LPA (or EPA) was reduced to(Read more)

On Retirement: A Final Blog from Julian Freeland

January 02, 2018 | Practice News

As I leave the practice of the law, I am very aware that I must have forgotten at least 90% of whatever I knew.  But some things seem to stick for ever. One of the subjects in my first year of university (now over 50 years ago) was Roman law.  When complaints are raised today(Read more)

HMG Goes All Christmassy!

December 13, 2017 | Practice News

The team at HMG Law has held its annual Christmas Jumper Day today, in support of Save the Children's quest to raise much-needed funds. Although a couple of days earlier than the official event, we wanted to make sure we could include as many of our people as possible. An array of delightful designs have(Read more)

2017 Budget

December 01, 2017 | Commercial Property

  Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the 2017 Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017. Here we look at some of the points likely to be of particular interest to our clients: Property and Housing As of 22 November 2017, Stamp Duty on homes worth up to £300,000 will be abolished for first time(Read more)

HMG Welcomes Alexandra Smith to the Family Department

November 23, 2017 | Practice News

HMG is pleased to welcome Alexandra Smith to the Family Department. Alexandra qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and joined HMG Law in November 2017. Alexandra has acted for mid to high net worth clients and for clients of limited means in financial matters upon divorce, pre and post nuptial agreements, disputes over children’s living(Read more)

Divorced Women Missing Out on £5billion in Pension Payments Every Year

November 20, 2017 | Family Services

According to research carried out by Scottish Widows, seven in ten couples do not consider pensions during divorce proceedings, leaving women short-changed by an estimated £5billion per year. The Scottish Widows research shows that while 56% of married people would fight for a fair share of jointly owned property and 36% would want to split(Read more)