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HMG Welcomes Ben Saunders to the Private Client Department in Bicester

April 17, 2018 | Practice News

HMG recently appointed Ben Saunders to the Private Client team, specifically with the remit of developing our established presence in the Bicester area. Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined HMG Law’s Private Client team in February 2018.  Based in the firm’s Bicester office, Ben specialises in Wills, Probates, Lasting Powers of Attorney,(Read more)

HMRC Announce Penalties for Trust Registration Service

April 13, 2018 | Dispute Resolution

In March, HMRC confirmed what the penalties would be for Trustees who do not register a Trust before the deadline. The Trust Registration Service The Trust Registration Service (or TRS) was introduced in response to the new Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and to replace the form 41G which was previously used to notify HMRC of(Read more)

HMG Welcomes Tricia Miller to the Property Department

April 10, 2018 | Practice News

HMG recently appointed Tricia Miller to the Property team in Bicester.   Tricia is an experienced residential conveyancer in all aspects of residential conveyancing with over 20 years’ experience in law, commencing her original training in litigation before moving in to residential property. Tricia has over the course of her career, represented clients selling and buying(Read more)

The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare - The Latest Modern Art Oxford Exhibition

April 10, 2018 | The Arts

HMG Law is proud of its long term association with Modern Art Oxford. Their current exhibition is the first major UK solo exhibition from Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle. Cinthia is one of Brazil’s significant contemporary artists and has created a sight specific installation, The Family in Disorder, accompanied by the premier of Trust or Dare,(Read more)

Promotion News: Daniel McGurk Becomes Trainee Solicitor

April 09, 2018 |

The Partners are pleased to announce that Daniel McGurk has commenced his training contract with the Firm, en route to achieving qualification and enrolment as a Solicitor. Daniel holds a Masters of Law and Business and has also passed his Legal Practice Course. He joined HMG Law last year and has been working as a(Read more)

New Tax Year, New You

April 06, 2018 | Wills and Probate

The new tax year started this morning and below is a highlight of important changes you need to be aware of. Income Tax The personal allowance has increased to £11,850, meaning that one can now earn £987.50 per month before paying any income tax. The basic rate band has also increased from up to £33,500(Read more)

A Fond Farewell: As We Say Goodbye to Catherine Jessop (and Horace!)

April 05, 2018 | Practice News

A fond farewell was bid to Catherine Jessop and Horace on their recent retirement from the firm.  Catherine has been with HMG Law for 18 years dealing with our Dispute Resolution work. She and Horace will be sadly missed but we wish them all the best for their retirement.(Read more)

Divorce Costs £3,800 Per Year in Retirement Income

March 26, 2018 | Family Services

  Highlighting the impact that divorce can have on pension saving, research from pension provider the Prudential indicates that divorcees planning to retire in 2018 can expect their yearly income to drop by £3,800 compared to people who have never divorced. The results of Prudential’s 11-year study indicate that for those retiring in 2018 the(Read more)

Lasting Power of Attorney Registration Fee Refunds: Are You Entitled?

March 09, 2018 | Wills and Probate

If you applied to register your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in England and Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you should be able to claim back part of the application fee. In April 2017, the fee to register an LPA (or EPA) was reduced to(Read more)

On Retirement: A Final Blog from Julian Freeland

January 02, 2018 | Practice News

As I leave the practice of the law, I am very aware that I must have forgotten at least 90% of whatever I knew.  But some things seem to stick for ever. One of the subjects in my first year of university (now over 50 years ago) was Roman law.  When complaints are raised today(Read more)