News

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Mon, 27/11/2017 - 10:45
Once again the Budget has brought about a change to Stamp Duty which will have a significant impact on many of our client’s new home purchases. First Time Buyers will benefit where the purchase price is up to £300,000.00 as they will from 22nd November have no stamp duty liability at all. On this...
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Wed, 22/11/2017 - 13:45
As members of Solicitors for the Elderly, AST Hampsons Private Client team are keen to promote awareness to ensure that people get the care, consideration and advice they need when it comes to issues such as Dementia, and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Head of Private Client department Louise...
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Wed, 27/09/2017 - 15:15
Two of Rochdale’s most long established firms, AST Hampsons LLP and Hudson & Taylor are joining forces to bring together over 250 years of history and shared values, serving the local community.   AST Hampsons LLP will continue, but will incorporate Peter Miller from Hudson & Taylor with...
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Tue, 26/09/2017 - 08:00
Louise Salisbury from AST Hampsons based in Rochdale and Bury has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the LPA registration process fully digital. An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make...
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Wed, 10/05/2017 - 09:15
The very popular Alzheimer’s Show is being held in both London and Manchester this year on the following dates: London’s Olympia 9-10th June Manchester’s Event City 23rd-24th June Described as  ‘ the UK’s leading event for dementia care with practical advice, information, products and services to...
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Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:00
AST Hampsons Louise Salisbury and Zoe Bell, both members of Solicitors for the Elderly.. “We are delighted to hear the proposed probate fees have been dropped. It was very clear from the offset that the new system was nothing more than a backdoor tax and the Government had abused its powers in...
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Fri, 10/03/2017 - 14:30
Probate fees are currently a fixed fee of £155.00 when made through a solicitor for all estates worth £5,000.00 plus. The Ministry of Justice has just confirmed that from May the Probate Fees on some estates will increase by almost £20,000.00.   AST Hampsons Head of Wills and Probate Department,...
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Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:45
Resolution has launched a new Code of Practice for its members. Resolution (a specialist organisation for family solicitors) says it chose to revise the Code of Practice to reflect the changing family justice environment. Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive...
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Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:45
The latest release of divorce figures reveal that the number of divorces in England and Wales in 2014 fell by 3.1% compared with 2013 and were 27% lower than a recent peak in 2003. A continuing rise in cohabitation is thought to be a likely explanation which could mean that their relationships are...
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Fri, 23/12/2016 - 10:45
I took our collection of presents over to the Key 103 drop off yesterday. They were really pleased to accept them and I spent a little while in the drop off centre with some of the volunteers. They were sorting through the thousands of donated presents trying to make sure that the right gift gets...