Warning to Shropshire Land Owners – Protect Your Property!

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Historically, all land in England and Wales was unregistered. Solicitors would transfer property from one owner to the other by amending and creating deeds by hand. Land owners retained a bundle of documents and title deeds to prove their ownership, if there was a lender involved they would retain the title deeds as security. As this system was risky due to loss and destruction of deeds the Land Registry was…

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Merry Christmas!

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We’d like to wish all of our clients and connections, friends and followers a very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year. Instead of sending Christmas cards this year we will be donating a #ReverseAdvent  hamper to our friends at Bridgnorth Food Bank. Our Christmas opening hours are as follows: Friday 23rd December closed at 1pm Tuesday 3rd January open at 9am. Seasons Greetings to you all!

Breakfast Seminar A Huge Success

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The latest instalment of our Director’s Breakfast Briefings, held on 1st December proved a huge success. Business owners from across the region were in attendance to listen to advice provided by our employment solicitor Anna Bunning on a wide range of topics including the National Living Wage, Sick Leave and Zero Hours Contracts. “The aim was to provide employers with an update on some key changes to employment law” said Anna….

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We’re Supporting Bridgnorth – Are You?

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The team here at andrews ritson are doing their bit to support Bridgnorth’s bid to become the best High Street in Britain! The town has been nominated in the Large Market Town category and is now up against Hinckley and Market Harborough in the final showdown. Voting is via The Great British High Street’s website and individuals can vote once every day – so get voting! It is great to feel a…

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andrews ritson reveals Summer Signings!

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With the start of the football season nearly upon us, transfer window deadlines looming and the memories of ’66 still lingering, we’ve got some Summer signings of our own to unveil! Abbie Mascord has joined the Commercial Team, having impressed the dugout during the second half of the interview process.  She joined the rest of the squad for pre-season training in June and has since managed a 2:1 victory over her…

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Lawyers Wanted: Andrews Ritson Reveal Plans for Expansion

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Bridgnorth solicitors Andrews Ritson have unveiled details of their plans to expand over the next few months to meet the demands of their increasing work load. The firm, based in Faraday Drive, saw a marked increase in private client work last year which led to the recruitment of a conveyancing paralegal and wills, trusts and probate solicitor. This year there has been a significant influx of new, high quality commercial…

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Expansion Plans For Our Commercial Team

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                                                                         ANDREWS RITSON WANTS YOU!We are pleased to announce plans to develop our busy commercial department following a significant influx of new, high quality work during the first quarter of the year. We are looking to recruit commercial lawyers to work alongside Director Rob Andrews dealing with company and commercial matters, commercial litigation and business support services. “We have experienced a large increase in new instructions received by the firm…

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New Rules for Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships

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Calling all Company directors and LLP members – Companies House requirements have changed and you need to get up to speed or risk the consequences… With effect from 6th April 2016, a new requirement was introduced which means most UK companies and LLPs now have to keep a register of people with ‘significant control’ of their Company/LLP. This register is to be known as the PSC Register. From 30th June 2016 it…

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Stamp Duty Changes From 1st April 2016

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The Chancellor, George Osborne today announced the introduction of new higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties with effect from 1st April 2016. The new rates will apply to purchases of additional residential properties with chargeable consideration of £40,000.00 or more and will apply a 3% surcharge to the existing rates. The following rates will apply: £0.00 – £125,000.00              3% £125,001.00 – £250,000.00  5% £250,001.00 –…

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Budget Summary 2016

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Here’s the headline changes announced in the Budget by the Chancellor, George Osborne today Personal Taxation The threshold at which people pay 40% tax will rise from £42,385 to £45,000 next April Tax-free personal allowance to rise to £11,500 1% rise in insurance premium tax Capital Gains Tax to be cut from 28% to 20%, and from 18% to 10% for basic-rate taxpayers Annual Isa limit to rise from £15,000 to…

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