Entries by Anna Boucher

Coronavirus update – Hall Reynolds open as usual

We’re keeping a close eye on coronavirus and don’t currently foresee any changes to the continuity of our service to you. Our business continuity plans and remote working facilities allow us to deliver the same high standard of service. It will be ‘business as usual’ from your perspective. Following government advice, we have postponed all […]

Commercial Property Sales – Enquiries

If you are selling a commercial property, it’s important that you reply accurately and truthfully to enquiries made by the buyer’s solicitor. In the course of a commercial property sale, the purchaser’s solicitor will pose a range of Commercial Property Enquiries (CPSEs). As a vendor, it’s vital that you supply the answers to the enquiries […]

Commercial landlords – essential information

RENT ARREARS Not good news — These days £5,000 is the minimum figure for serving a statutory demand and for bankruptcy proceedings against an individual. The previous figure was a much more reasonable £750 (which remains the minimum for service of such documents where the debtor is a company). Effectively therefore most landlords will have […]

Commercial tenants – essential information

Your premises are or may become a key part of your business. As your business expands and takes on a new venture these are some of the key areas on which you should take legal advice before you commit yourself. Heads of terms It’s important to clarify and agree the main terms of the lease […]

Probate fees hike scrapped

Last November, the Government announced plans to alter the charging structure for probate fees which are paid when administering someone’s estate after they die. The proposal was that the current flat fee, now £215 (or £155 if applying through a solicitor) would be replaced with a sliding scale, meaning that some of our clients dealing […]

Long delays for Grants of Probate

Unfortunately, we like all law firms are continuing to experience long delays with applications for Grants of Probate. In our experience applications are continuing to take at least eight to twelve weeks to be processed. The probate registries have explained that these long delays have been caused by a combination of the large volumes of […]

Make a Will Week 2019

From 17th to 21st June 2019 we will be supporting The Air Ambulance Service  Make a Will Week initiative to help raise money for this life-saving charity. We have agreed to waive our fee for basic Will writing, or for amending an existing Will. In return for this service, you can make a donation to […]

Best Wills and Probate Lawyers 2019

We are delighted to announce that Hall Reynolds LLP won Best Wills and Probate Lawyers 2019 – Warwickshire in SME News Magazine UK Enterprise Awards. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition. […]

Best Property Law Firm 2019

We are delighted to announce that Hall Reynolds LLP won Best Property Law Firm 2019  &  Recognised Leader In Residential Property Transactions – Warwickshire in SME News Magazine 2019 Legal Awards. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from […]

What to do when someone dies?

When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate, collecting in the money, property and possessions, paying any debts and then distributing the estate to those entitled to it. The person who deals with the estate is called a personal representative. There is often more than one. The term personal representative can either […]