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Electronic witnessing of wills to be made lawful in England and Wales

The law of wills in England and Wales is to be amended to allow the remote electronic witnessing of wills under certain conditions. The change is to be backdated to 31 January 2020, in order to reassure the public regarding any wills that may have been remotely attested during the coronavirus epidemic The existing law...

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How long does it take to buy a property? Everything you need to know.

The Chancellor has announced that the stamp duty threshold will be temporarily raised from £125,000 to £500,000. … The stamp duty holiday will run until 31 March 2021. It means that nearly nine out of 10 transactions will no longer be subject to stamp duty. Buying a new home is exciting and with the current...

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Farnfields Solicitors – Ready to welcome you back

We have now reopened our offices for short, appointment-only meetings. In order to ensure the continuing safety of our staff and clients, meetings and appointments, wherever possible, will be held in outdoor areas at our offices. Where meetings do take place indoors, they will be restricted in length and appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures...

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NHS Discount on Family Matters

At Farnfields, we have been and remain extremely grateful for all that the front-line NHS staff are doing for the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As a small gesture of appreciation, we would like to offer a discount of 10% on legal fees on all new family instructions with immediate effect, excluding mediation.   We...

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