Bittermann & Wood

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Bittermann & Wood Solicitors have closed due to retirement as from 30/09/2014. Provision has been made for the safe custody and storage of all wills, deeds & documents. All enquiries should be directed to Alastair McDonald (Former Partner) at…

Family Fixed Fees Launched

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We have designed a system of fixed fees for all types of our family work to ensure that the costs you pay are clear to you from the outset. Please see our family page for further details.

Do You Need Legal Aid?

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Do You Need Legal Aid? We can still provide legal aid for the following types of work*:- FAMILY HOUSING CRIME MENTAL HEALTH Come and see us now at... 58 Howard Street, North Shields. NE30 1AL. Or call us on 0191 2729063…

Squatting; a criminal offence

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Squatting in homes and all other residential buildings is a criminal offence from 1st September 2012.  Under section 144 of The Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 a person commits an offence if:- a) the Person is in a residential…

Football players benefit from economic immunity?

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One topic that contains a legal dimension, is also commercially prevalent and centres on a pastime that the North East as a region is extremely passionate about is that of the Football Creditors’ Rule. This rule gives football players,…

Hadaway & Hadaway secure top accolade from Law Society - again

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We are pleased to announce that we have once again secured the Law Society's law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms…

Inheritance Tax Changes

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In the Budget on 23rd March 2011 the Chancellor George Osborne indicated that changes would be made to Inheritance Tax law from April of next year to encourage people to use their Wills to make charitable donations. The announcement was…

Housing advice – how to get free legal help in court

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If you are facing repossession or eviction, make sure you attend your court hearing to increase your chances of keeping your home. Free legal representation is available in court on the day. Get free legal advice on the day of your court…

Docking the Tail of a Dog

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This subject is governed by the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Docking involves the removal of a puppy’s tail. The procedure is carried out without anaesthetic. Historically, the tails of certain breeds of dog have been docked in accordance with…