Category: News

All the latest goings on at Rutherfords Solicitors. From recent wins, changes to law and all our fundraising activities.

Stamp Duty Holiday

July 8th, 2020

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a stamp duty holiday as part of a measure of proposals in the summer budget to stimulate the economy. Anyone buying a home will

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Landlords and Tenants Update – COVID-19

June 15th, 2020

Following on from the Landlords and Tenants guidance published on 30th March 2020 by the MHCLG, a press release was issued on 5th June 2020 extending the suspension of evictions

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Commercial landlords advice & webinar

June 11th, 2020

Natalie Mellors, a solicitor within Rutherfords Commercial Team, was recently a speaker for a webinar provided as part of Tamworth and Lichfield Chamber of Commerce support for individuals and business

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COVID-19 NHS Staff Compensation

June 9th, 2020

Families of NHS and social care staff who die from coronavirus will each receive a £60,000 lump sum payment. This compensation will also apply for deaths occurring before the scheme

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HMRC Guidance: extending the option to tax deadline during Coronavirus

May 20th, 2020

What is an option to tax? Under the Value Added Tax Act 1994, a taxable supply is a ‘supply of goods and services made in the United Kingdom’ where VAT

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Home Protection Trusts and Second Marriages

May 17th, 2020

Many clients decide to purchase a home together following a second marriage or civil partnership. They may both have children from a previous relationship. This might involve each selling a

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Housing Market -Coronavirus Update

May 13th, 2020

Partner Amanda Edwards reviews the latest proposals as the housing market is released from lock down. On 23 March 2020, the Government imposed drastic restrictions in an attempt to beat

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Signing your Lasting Power of Attorney during the coronavirus pandemic

May 12th, 2020

Following the recent publication of our advice to enable clients to safely and legally sign their new will during the current coronavirus pandemic, we have now produced a separate advice

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Ask the Expert

April 30th, 2020

Commercial solicitor Natalie Mellors will be taking part in the Ask the Expert Zoom video conference. This will be your opportunity to ask your business questions for free to a

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Birmingham Live website

April 28th, 2020

See the article on the Birmingham Live website published today. We provide a professional service to our clients and can prepare your will remotely. Our private client lawyers preparing wills

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Legal advice during the coronavirus outbreak

April 22nd, 2020

In these challenging times you may need legal advice during the coronavirus pandemic. The Law Society has produced a summary of how a solicitor can help. This can be viewed

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Rights of Commercial and Residential Landlords and Tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 14th, 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CVA 2020) is emergency legislation which came into effect on 26th March 2020 to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. With self-isolation

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Moving Home during the coronavirus pandemic

April 9th, 2020

Moving home can be a stressful time under any circumstances but home-movers are now having to deal with the added complications of the restrictions imposed in the fight against coronavirus

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Making a will during the coronavirus pandemic

April 7th, 2020

We have received many enquiries from clients asking if it is still possible to make a new will or review an existing will during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance

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Rutherfords announces new partner appointment

April 1st, 2020

Rutherfords LLP is pleased to announce that lawyer Amanda Edwards has been appointed as a partner as head of the residential conveyancing department. Amanda is an experienced chartered legal executive

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

April 1st, 2020

FURLOUGHING – FAQs In an effort to provide employers with assistance in what for some organisations will be challenging economic conditions as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government

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COVID-19 GUIDANCE

March 17th, 2020

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS Rutherfords LLP is following the guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer regarding coronavirus and the national emergency restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on

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Family on holiday

Compensation for death in Care Home

February 26th, 2020

Rutherfords has just successfully concluded litigation on a ‘no win no fee’ basis on behalf of a man whose wife was resident in a local Care Home in Tamworth. This

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Family rummaging in chest

Intestacy: The statutory legacy increase

February 14th, 2020

From 6 February 2020 the statutory legacy has increased from £250,000 to £270,000. This is the amount a surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to receive when a person

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Red sports car

Partner retires to pursue motorsports

February 7th, 2020

The New Year has brought several changes at Rutherfords LLP including the busy commercial property department. Partner David Waterhouse has now stepped down from being an equity member of the

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stGiles Fundraiser

Rutherfords raising money for St Giles Hospice

January 27th, 2020

The private client team have been busy fund-raising for the local St Giles Hospice. The `Make a Will` promotion requires clients to make a suggested donation for a standard will

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Lauren Henderson

Newly Qualified Solicitor

January 27th, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Lauren Henderson has completed her training contract with Rutherfords LLP and qualified as a solicitor on 15 January 2020. Lauren joined Rutherfords LLP as

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Conveyancing Quality

Rutherfords retains accreditation with CQS

September 13th, 2019

Rutherfords LLP are proud to announce that we have retained our longstanding membership with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the next year. This is a mark of excellence

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Steve Wengraf

Rutherfords settle Catastrophic Personal Injury Claim

July 15th, 2019

Our client sustained significant crush injuries to his leg when a concrete barrier fell onto his leg whilst at work. Several attempts were made by the surgeons to save the leg

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Big Cheque

Fundraising for St Giles Hospice

July 15th, 2019

Rutherfords LLP has been raising funds for St Giles Hospice as part of the “Make your Will Fortnight” between Monday 1st to Friday 12th October. The firm has raised £1,800 for the

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