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Defibrillator for Fontmell Magna

A new defibrillator has been fitted at St Andrew’s Primary School in Fontmell Magna thanks to fundraising efforts by Farnfields Solicitors, a generous local donation and support from the Parish Council and the School. Kate Fisher, Assistant Community Responder Officer (Dorset) of the South Western Ambulance Service recently carried out training for local people to Read More

Jo Pridmore. Senior Associate Solicitor

Setting the Christmas scene for a positive separation

While attention is focused on the country’s divorce from the European Union, and what the New Year will bring from the Brexit bargaining table, many families will be facing up to break-up issues closer to home. Too often, the stress of trying to hold it together takes its toll on couples trying to manage one Read More

A Christmas bonus for shared ownership buyers

First-time buyers who bought a shared ownership property in the last twelve months should check if they are due a refund on any stamp duty paid. That’s because when Chancellor Hammond extended the stamp duty relief available to first-time buyers of shared ownership property in his Autumn 2018 budget, he also applied the extension retrospectively Read More

Susan Lacey - Senior Partner

Soaring fees set deadline for executors and estate planning

Controversial court fees which have been branded a stealth tax on bereaved families are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before the hike hits. The new banded fee structure will see the cost of probate soar by thousands of pounds for higher value estates.   The current flat fee is £215 for a personal Read More

Ingrid Hindle

Landlords face tough new regime for tenant protection

Landlords could face high fines if they are not up to date with the latest legislation designed to protect tenants. The new rules include revised criteria for mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation, known as HMOs, which will see 160,000 more properties having to be licensed.  There is also a change to Section 21 Read More

Lucy Milton-Downes & Jordan Griffiths

Two new faces at Farnfields in Warminster

Two new faces have joined the team at Farnfields Solicitors in Warminster.  Lucy Milton-Downes, Partner and Jordan Griffiths, Paralegal have moved to the Warminster office.  They provide litigation and debt recovery services to individuals and businesses. Lucy joined the firm in 2014, becoming a Partner in 2017.  Jordan joined the firm in 2016. Lucy specialises Read More

Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler joins Farnfields Solicitors

Local law firm, Farnfields Solicitors is pleased to welcome Sarah Butler to the firm’s expanding Family department. Sarah, who practiced law in London before relocating to the South West over 20 years ago, has vast experience in all areas of Family Law. Sarah’s specialisms include; divorce, financial settlements particularly complicated and high value cases, dissolving Read More

Ingrid Hindle

Bump in the night for Airbnb landlords

Rule changes on short term lets could see part-time landlords hit by a new tax bill from next year if they let out their whole property. Homeowners can earn up to £7,500 per year tax free by renting a room to a lodger, but the rise of the sharing economy and sites like Airbnb has Read More