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December 2017 Newswire  
 

  Services For You & Your Family

 

  Services For Businesses

 

Hethertons Services for You and Your Family

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  Christmas Opening Times


 

Please note that Hethertons will close at 12pm on Friday, 22nd December 2017 and will re-open at 9am Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.

May we take this opportunity to wish all our clients and business contacts a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

  Our advice on getting divorced


 

Hethertons’ Family team has produced a series of videos on the divorce process.

In a series of short films, Director Simon Nellar looks at what the process involves and highlights some of the issues that people need to be aware of.

 
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  Mortgage write-offs plummet


 

Figures released this month have revealed that mortgage write-offs have dropped to the lowest level recorded since the financial crisis a decade ago.

Data collated by the Bank of England (BoE) showed that lenders wrote off just £72million of residential loans in 2016-2017.

 
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  Care costs continue to be a cause for concern


 

Research published last month revealed that the costs of care are continuing to spiral upwards, with individuals now facing an average annual bill of £33,904.

The figure for the typical bill in 2017 is up almost 10 per cent on the amount being paid out last year (£30,904).

 
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  Sharp rise in Employment Tribunal claims following end of fees


 

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of Employment Tribunal claims being brought after it was decided that the fees being charged to Claimants were unlawful.

It was revealed earlier this month that the number of claims being pursued had more than doubled in some parts of the country since the fees regime was axed back in the summer.

 
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  Mother and son embroiled in bitter legal battle over fortune


 

A family dispute relating to a £10million estate will be heard in Court of Appeal.

Pamela Moore and her son Stephen are embroiled in a legal battle over a farmhouse and the 65 acres of land which surround the Wiltshire property.

 
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