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Beware of Service of Notice by Email

Chris Hall
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It is no secret that, in most cases, the law takes some time to catch up with real life.  Perhaps it is because the politicians tasked with proposing legislation are reactive rather than pro-active.  Perhaps it is because our law has a long history...

Dutton Gregory awarded membership of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners

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Regional heavyweight law firm Dutton Gregory has been awarded membership of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) following the recent growth and successes the firm has seen within its leasehold property services. ALEP is...

Family Mediation Week

Pauline Ellis
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Mediation - What is it, and how can it help me? This week is Family Mediation Week - but what exactly is mediation, and how does it support you and your family? When relationships break down emotions run high, and talking face to face can seem like the...

New appointments strengthens Dutton Gregory's Residential Property offering in Southampton

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One of the fastest growing law firms in the South, Dutton Gregory, is strengthening its residential conveyancing service in Southampton. Following the success of the firm’s merger with Page Gulliford & Gregory in April 2018, Dutton Gregory...

Supreme Court Upholds Spirit of 1954 Act

Claire Bunton
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Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the 1954 Act), some tenants of commercial premises have the right to renew their leases indefinitely. The landlord cannot refuse the tenant a new lease, except on certain specific grounds. Once such ground, ground F,...

Another success for Dutton Gregory's Family team

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As solicitors advising families often find, divorce and child contact disputes are an extremely emotional and complex issue for all involved. These cases can become very stressful and worrying for everyone, as the Family team at regional law firm Dutton...

Rogue landlords and harassment - where do you stand?

Chris Hall
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On 23 October 2018, the Guardian newspaper, following a joint investigation with ITV News, published an article which revealed that many landlords who have been convicted of housing offences and also failed to pass the ‘fit and proper’ person...

Internal promotions for fast-growing law firm Dutton Gregory

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One of the fastest growing law firms in the South, Dutton Gregory, has recently awarded promotions to six of its lawyers at Associate and Senior Associate level. These prestigious promotions have been awarded to lawyers from across Hampshire and Dorset in...

Residential Property Update for Dorset

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At the frontline of housing in the Dorset area, our experienced Residential team have been busy over the last few months supporting local residents to buy and sell their property. Notoriously a slow period for property movement, the summer months...

Budget 2018: Stamp Duty Land Tax on a new Shared Ownership Lease: what's changed?

Sarah Sams
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As a result of the recent budget, there have been further changes in respect of the relief that First Time Buyers can claim in respect of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable on the purchase of new Shared Ownership properties.  From 2017, it was the case...

Prenuptial Agreements: they're now worth more than the paper they're printed on

Jonathan Whettingsteel
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On 28th February 2018, the Office of National Statistics published their findings looking at marriages in England and Wales in 2015. Of the 239,020 opposite sex marriages in England and Wales, 15% were remarrying. This means that in 2015 alone, approximately...

Dorset 2018 Venus Awards Finalists Announcement

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Tough decisions were made as Dorset 2018 Venus Awards sponsor Dutton Gregory revealed their finalist for the Small Business of the Year award. At a splendid afternoon tea hosted at Marsham Court Hotel on 26th September 2018, more than 100 guests from the...

BSA Spitfire Wins 2018 Poole Dream Machines Bike of the Year

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Last Tuesday (25 September) saw the final Poole Dream Machines event of 2018, where just one Bike of the Night was crowned Bike of the Year. A genuine 1960 650cc BSA Spitfire Scrambler was the winner of Poole's final Dream Machines. Chosen by...

Dutton Gregory's Residential Property team strikes again!

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Local law firm Dutton Gregory continue to receive excellent feedback and high praise from their satisfied residential property clients, following the recent growth of their Chandler’s Ford-based team. Led by Partner Paul Sams, the team have received a...

Looking into Litigation: a company dispute case study

Victoria Whelan
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Commercial Litigation Solicitor Victoria Whelan provides experienced insight into the types of company dispute cases undertaken by Dutton Gregory.  This case study of a shareholder and partner robbed of company assets demonstrates...

Dutton Gregory sponsors Southampton Property Show 2018

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Regional heavyweight law firm, Dutton Gregory are proud sponsors of this year’s Southampton Property Show, taking place at Southampton Harbour Hotel on Thursday 13th September. As Southampton’s largest property investment, business and...

Commercial Property Update for Dorset

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It's been a busy summer for our Commercial Property team, with no sign of business slowing any time soon. Based in both Bournemouth and Poole and offering expert advice across the county, Dutton Gregory Solicitors are at the forefront of the real estate...

Dutton Gregory's Help to Buy expert reacts to Minister's latest report

Paul  Sams
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Last week, the Minister of Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, published the latest figures from the Government’s Help to Buy schemes. It was announced that over a third of a million first time buyer properties have been...

A Timely Reminder?

Robert Bolwell
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Last month saw the acclaimed crime drama Unforgotten return to our Sunday evening TV screens, keeping the nation enthralled by another “who done it”. This third series followed an established format – a body is discovered long after death...

Dutton Gregory scores with their latest local community sponsorship

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Dutton Gregory is delighted to announce their sponsorship of Southampton-based Chamberlayne Athletic Football Club. Consisting of 5 adult teams and 9 youth teams, the Football Club are gearing up to the start of the season with their Annual Tournament...

Three Important Factors to Consider When Finding New Office Space

Rachel McNulty
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When it comes to finding a new office space, there are many considerations to take into account. These can be divided into three main factors: location , size and price . Location The type of business will determine the location, but no matter your...

The Executioner Gets It Wrong........

Robert Bolwell
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As a teenager, my favourite subject at secondary school was always History.  Not the social history that is taught in schools today, but the history of kings and queens, battles and betrayals, treason and treaties. The gorier the story, the more I...

Dutton Gregory Builds On Its Property Team In Hampshire

Paul  Sams
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Regional heavyweight law firm, Dutton Gregory, has expanded its Residential Property department with four new members of staff joining the team based in Chandler’s Ford. This latest growth will enable the firm to continue delivering first-class...

Dutton Gregory Prepare To Defend Their Title At TheYachtMarket.com Regatta Property Cup

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Dutton Gregory dust off their sailing gear as they prepare to retain their Champion title at the TheYachtMarket.com Regatta Property Cup. The sailing regatta is set to run alongside the UK’s biggest Boat Show, it has been announced this week. Last...

Poole Quay Dream Machines - Bike of the Night 19 June 2018

Sue Murphy
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Congratulations to Steve Trawley from Chandler's Ford who won the weekly 'Bike of the Night' competition on Poole Quay last night.   Nearly 700 riders came down on a gorgeous summer evening to Poole Dream Machines motorcycle event last...