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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Stamp Duty Changes

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  Proposed changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax rates applicable to second homes and buy-to-let properties have caused uncertainty in the property market as investors have rushed to buy properties before the new rates are set to come in on 1st April 2016. The revised rates were put forward by the Chancellor, George Osborn in his Autumn Statement and a consultation with property experts was begun on 28th December…

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Right to Rent: New Regime A Headache For Private Landlords

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With effect from 1st February 2016, private landlords must now carry out checks to see if prospective tenants have a “right to rent”. The checks are aimed at assessing the tenant’s immigration status and place an onerous burden on the landlord or letting agent with a maximum fine of £3,000.00 if you get it wrong. Landlords should now carry out the following checks: Check which adults will live at your…

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HR/Employment Law Support – Feedback Requested!

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Director Rob Andrews seeks your views on Business Support Services As part of my research into improving our HR/Employment Law support services here at andrews ritson, I am seeking some feedback from those already using solicitors or HR professionals under a monthly support contract.  I wanted to know the good and bad bits, and to seek views on what constitutes value for money from the client’s perspective.  So any feedback…

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