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Inheritance Tax – the cost of passing on your home

Over the next 4 years the government is phasing in measures to attempt to reduce the burden of inheritance tax for most families by making it easier to pass on the family home to direct descendants without a tax charge. Currently individuals […]

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Common Law Marriage – is it all a myth?

We all hope that love will last forever, whether we are married or not, but what happens if it doesn’t?  Many people believe that being in a long term relationship means you are in a ‘common law marriage’ and that you […]

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Proud Sponsors of Alton Concert Orchestra – our latest advert

Bookers & Bolton Solicitors have been serving the Alton community since 1893. You can take reassurance from our 123 year history, half of which has been in our current offices on the High Street, pictured here. While others come and […]

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Is your Pension Attachment Order safe under the new pension legislation?

If you have a pension attachment order in your favour there are some new rules in force that you need to be aware of. Background It may be that when you divorced, your ex-spouse’s pension was part of the financial […]

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5 Tips For a Smoother Divorce

We know that getting a divorce is one of the most stressful and emotional times for any person. Whilst it is impossible to make the divorce process painless, here are some tips to make the journey smoother:  1.       Get Legal […]

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The Quickie Divorce Myth

With celebrity break-ups splashed across the paper, it would be easy to assume that celebrities have the option of a ‘quickie’ divorce and can be divorced by a Judge in a matter of just minutes. So why does it take […]

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Who gets the dog?

With approximately over 40% of households owning at least one pet, when a relationship breaks down disputes over pets can occur. So, what happens to our four legged family members when couples separate? The traditional approach at court is that […]

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100% Client Satisfaction

In our recent surveys 100% of clients said they would use us again and recommend us to others. We are so proud of this achievement. The main reasons clients choose us are: That our advisors are qualified That there is […]

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4 Changes to the Law from 1 October 2015 that you should know about.

Here are some interesting changes to the law as outlined in the Independent Newspaper, from 1 October 2015: 30-day refund right Anybody who buys faulty goods is now entitled to a refund for up to 30 days after their purchase. […]

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Employment Tribunal fees; the reason for the huge reduction in disputes?

We are pleased to see the Law Society questioning the effect of Employment Tribunal fees on the number of people taking disputes. There has been a 67% overall reduction,   with Sexual Discrimination cases falling by 87% and Equal Pay by […]

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