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Essex Dog Day

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What are you doing on the 27 th August? If you have nothing planned then why not treat yourself to a great day out at the Essex Dog Day . Gepp and Sons have been actively involved with this fantastic event since its conception and are delighted to...

Cooking up a Storm with the Children of Columbus School

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Over the last few months, staff at Gepp & Sons have been raising money for their chosen charity of the year, Columbus School and College , a local school which caters for children and young people aged between 3 and 19 with profound and multiple...

The Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts

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The Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts launched this week in and around the High Chelmer shopping precinct in Chelmsford. The showcase is a celebration of visual and performance arts exhibited and displayed by students from fourteen local schools with...

Buy Cheap, Pay Twice - Why It Is Crucial To Invest In A Quality Conveyancing Solicitor

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If you were spending over £250,000 on a car, would you employ an unqualified or junior mechanic to inspect the engine? If you were buying a business that may require you to take out a loan for £300,000, would you fail to hire an accountant...

House prices in the UK fall by 1%

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According to the Halifax, the UK’s largest mortgage lender, property prices fell by 1% in June, the largest monthly fall since January of this year. In the report published by the BBC they comment “there is still good activity but many...

A lovely evening for a 9K, all in the name of Charity...

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With the sun beating down and the temperature reaching a not so cool 27°, Gepp & Sons teamed up with a number of other local firms and business to walk for Charity. The Chelmsford Legal Walk is a 9km sponsored walk that sets off from New London...

Just what they needed in this heat, a cool pint or two!

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Pictured below are the lucky winners of the Gepp & Sons Young Farmers Show prize draw being presented with their Poly pin of locally brewed golden ale from Round Tower Brewery. Mr & Mrs Beckett received their prize just in time for a sunny weekend...

Rain, Rain Everywhere!

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Whilst everybody in Essex enjoyed the spectacular weather on Saturday, a team of 12 members of Gepp & Sons were stocking up on bacon sandwiches and hot tea before setting off to climb the hills of the stunning 950-metre high Helvellyn mountain range in...

Our Best Year Ever!

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We are just about finished with the clearing up from Sundays Essex Young Farmers Show. According to the Young Farmers website it was their busiest show ever... At some stages throughout the day it was standing room only in our marquee - all seats taken by...

The 2017 Gepp Lecture: The Medieval Parish Churches of Essex

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Gepp & Sons are proud to have supported the Friends of Essex Churches Trust’s Annual General Meeting for many years. This year’s AGM will be held at St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden on Wednesday 17 th May, and followed by the fifth...

Who's coming to the Essex Young Farmers Show?

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Gepp & Sons are very pleased to announce that we will once again be attending the Essex Country Show on Sunday 21 st May 2017 at Boyton Hall, and it’s safe to say we’re excited. As a home-grown Essex law firm, we are proud to have worked...

Well that's blown the diet!

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Last Friday staff and clients at Gepp & Sons found the time to pile on the pounds in aid of Red Nose Day. Helping to keep everyone’s sugar levels up, cakes large and small were baked and donated by staff on what is always the busiest day of the...

Sanctions for landlords and employers in relation to illegal immigrants

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Government plans will be revealed this summer that will impose sanctions on both landlords and employers who knowingly house or employ those who do not have permission to live and work in the UK. A Migration white paper will be prepared over the next few...

Farming company fined £50,000 for Health & Safety breach

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On 10 March 2017, a farming company pleaded guilty for breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £50,000 at Norwich Crown Court. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the farm company had failed to...

Estate agent employees offered up to £100,000 to whistleblow on cartels

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Estate agents are among those being offered up to £100,000 to blow the whistle on illegal cartels. The Competition and Markets Authority announced early this morning that it would be launching its first advertising campaign to crack down on...

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Property

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Buying a house is exciting. However, with this excitement can often come stress – after all, there are a lot of vital considerations to be made. If you’re just starting out on the property ladder, there’s even more to get your head...

Whistleblowers safety fears in the digital age

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A report by media lawyers has concluded that whistleblowers need better legal protection because they are far easier to identify in the modern digital age. Successive laws brought into force in recent years have also been responsible for undermining their...

The art of revising

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Yesterday I attended Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford to address visiting students from Beauchamps High School on the art of revising for that all important job interview. They spend weeks if not months revising for their exams but so little time...

New website launched this week

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Gepp & Sons are proud to have taken a modern approach to law since 1768. While our website (and the Internet, for that matter) has only existed for a tiny fraction of that time, we always make sure we roll with the times. That’s why we decided it...

NO FAULT DIVORCE REMAINS AN URBAN MYTH

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The Court of Appeal has ruled that a "desperately unhappy" marriage is not in itself a ground for divorce. Tini Owens Petitioned for Divorce last year alleging her husband had behaved unreasonably. Hugh Owens disagreed and said that the couple...

Tractors prohibited on motorways

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On the 9th February, a farmer was stopped by police for driving his tractor on the M54 motorway. The police then escorted the farmer off the motorway. A spokesman of Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said “for any aspiring farmers out there,...

Legal battle won to improve pension rights

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A Woman who lost her long term partner has won a legal battle which is likely to improve pension rights for unmarried couples in the public sector Denise Brewster, following a legal fight, has won her case at the UK's highest court. Ms Brewster has been...

Court Order increases maintenance payments after 15 years

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Court orders husband to increase payments to wife who lost the bulk of her divorce settlement with 'poor financial decisions' Maria Mills received a £230,000 lump sum from ex-husband Graham alongside maintenance payments of £1,100 a...

Speeding fines set to rise

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Speeding fines are set to rise after a review of the sentencing guidelines for magistrates courts. For the most serious offences, a driver could be fined 150% of their weekly income. In 2015, 166,216 people were fined and 166,695...

TV personality victim of 'road rage'

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A 22 year old female driver has been convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour. She was filmed screaming obscenities at BBC presenter Jeremy Vine as he cycled on a narrow road in Kensington, west London. She was found...

Making sure you get what you are entitled to from the financial order in your divorce

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It is tempting to think that your divorce is finally over once you have a final order for financial settlement but there are still likely to be further steps to be taken to implement the order. In most cases this is not a problem. But what happens if your ex...

The most expensive place to live...

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In a report by the BBC London’s Eaton Square is officially the UK most expensive place to live, with an average house price of £17m It is one of three squares developed by the Grosvenor family following the end of the Napoleonic wars...

Christmas Jumper Day

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When I say everyone... Those of us who do not have the luxury of such a glamorous wardrobe were fined for being all 'bah-humbug' - helping to push the funds raised to a fantastic £186.00!!! So far across...

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILDREN ACT 1989

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14th October 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the substantive implementation of the Children Act 1989 which was introduced on 14 October 1991. The Association of Lawyers for Children (the ALC) has noted the anniversary, stating: "The introductory...

"find your happy"

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In a recent article by Design Week it was reported that property search giant Rightmove are in the process of re-branding in an effort to humanise their brand. Started in 1999, Rightmove claim they now advertise around 90% of all homes...

Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison

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Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals. In a recent article the BBC reported that Ministers want to bring the offence, which has a maximum sentence of 14 years, in...

Helping you stay on the road...

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It is that time of year when the 'Road Safety' adverts start to hit the screens. This year alone a man was caught filming himself doing 192 mph in Northamptonshire and another speeder caught in a BMW 5 Series doing 152 in Linconshire. This...

Jammy and dodgers focus of Hammond's first and last autumn budget

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The first steps towards preparing the UK for a post-Brexit future were announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn Budget statement, with a focus on lower income households and business tax avoidance. The new Chancellor announced a reduced growth...

Police crackdown for those using mobile phones when driving

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Police are conducting another week-long crackdown on drivers who use their mobile phones whilst driving. Measures include dedicated patrols and messages on road signs. This move follows the government's plan to double fines and points to those...

Wednesday 2nd November - not a good day for many motorists...

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On Wednesday November 2 Essex Police ran a Surround a Town Operation designed to detect offenders using the roads and increase road safety. Officers used Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to identify suspect vehicles which were then intercepted and...

Just 48 hours to go...

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‘This House would abolish the doctrine of Joint Enterprise’ This is the motion for this year's Gepp & Sons Schools Legal Debate 2016, which will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford from 6:30pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016. ...

Sales of £1m+ houses rise by 12%.

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According to a recent report by Lloyds Bank the number of £1M+ house sales rose by 12% in the first half of 2016 compared with the previous year, a report has suggested. Lloyds found the average price of a home sold above £1m...

Biggest challenge to Brexit yet

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The High Court has today rejected Theresa May's statement that the government can use its own prerogative powers to invoke Article 50 without Parliamentary approval. In the biggest challenge to Brexit yet, the Court found that the government does not...

Considering renting out your flat? Check the lease first!

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A ruling of the Upper Tribunal's Lands Chamber means that thousands of flat owners who rent out their homes are probably breaking the law. The issue is due to 'private residence only' clauses, a common feature of such leases. With an estimated...

A ruling of the Upper Tribunal's Lands Chamber means that thousands of flat owners who rent out their homes are probably breaking the law. The issue is due to 'private residence only' clauses, a common feature of such leases. With an estimated four milli

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The short answer is no, the law does not punish a party for committing adultery(other than costs for the divorce suit). Adultery will not have any influence on how the court divides the financial assets. However, if your ex-partner moves in with a new...

How do you know I'm choosing the right solicitor?

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It is important to find the right solicitor to suit your individual case. If you have young children, it is essential you choose a solicitor who is a family specialist, familiar with the family courts and with dealing with child arrangements applications. If...

It's a sad day...

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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday 19 August 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple met in 2005 on the film set of Mr & Mrs Smith and married in 2014. The alleged reason Angelina has decided to initiate divorce...

Rail Operators will soon be subject to the Consumer Rights

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The government has announced that from the 1 October 2016, the CRA 2015 will apply in full to all transport services. This will include mainline passenger rail services. Therefore, all rail operators (including those with the EU Rail Licence) will be...

Company bosses to be aware of proposed new laws for failure to prevent fraud

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Under proposed new laws, company bosses could be prosecuted for failing to stop their employees committing fraud. Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to tackle corporate crime. The government propose to extend the existing legislation by making employers...

UK housing market settles after post-Brexit uncertainty

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) says that house sales and prices are expected to rise in the coming months, despite fears of stagnation as a result of the vote to leave the European Union. The immediate aftermath of Brexit saw a sharp...

Felsted School hosts Lord's Taverners Cricket Festival for disadvantaged youngsters

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Pakistan international bowler Saeed Ajmal passed on his top tips to youngsters on the Lord’s Taverners Wicketz Programme which was hosted at Felsted School near Great Dunmow last week. Off-spinner Ajmal, who played 35 tests and...

The UK housing market paused?

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In a recent Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) survey they reported house price rises slowed significantly in the three months to the end of July. The surveyors said new buyer inquiries, home sales and new instructions all fell over the period....

Your own private island hideaway...

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On September 27th you will have the opportunity to bid for a ‘hideaway retreat’ on your very own private island! Osier Island is only accessible by boat, but once there you will be immersed into a wonderful wildlife haven. Osier...

Short-term slump in house prices predicted

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) predicts a drop in house prices over the next three months, which will be the first decline in the UK property market in over six years. It cites the upcoming EU referendum and the uncertainty that that...

The '40-year mortgage': a blessing or a curse?

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Traditionally, first-time buyers have bought mortgages carrying a term of 25 years, but with the ever-increasing difficulty to get onto the property ladder, sales of 30 to 40-year mortgages have shot up. Many see these longer-term mortgages as the only way...

Deepcut army barracks 'failed in duty of care' to recruits

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The coroner looking into the death of a young soldier at Deepcut army barracks has said that the barracks failed in its duty of care to young recruits. However, Coroner Brian Barker QC said there was no evidence Pte Cheryl James, 18, was unlawfully killed. ...

Former Commander of The Field Army is guest speaker at The Gepp Lecture

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This evening will see the fourth annual Gepp Lecture organised by The Friends of Essex Churches Trus t. The lecture will be given by Lieutenant General Sir Barney White-Spunner KCB, CBE, former Commander of The Field Army and former...

Interest in buying houses in April at its lowest level for eight years

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Across the UK in April surveyors saw the lowest number of new enquiries into purchases since August 2008. The number of new enquiries fell most dramatically in London, with nine other regions in the UK following suit. Enquiries did, however, rise in...

Parent wins term time holiday case at High Court

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A father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday, has today won his case at the High Court. The court's decision is likely to redefine the way the law is applied in England. When the case...

Business Secretary to put forward proposals to ensure restaurant tips go to individual staff members

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Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, has said that restaurant tips should go to the individual workers, and not be deducted by their employers to make up pay. Proposals have been announced that attempt to limit these employer deductions, with a consultation...

Cuts to staff benefits

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Risk of cuts to staff benefits on the back of the National Living Wage In April 2015 the new National Living Wage came into force, increasing the national minimum hourly wage to £7.20 for all over-25s. In the wake of this employers have been...

Changes to termination payments over £30,000

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"Chancellor George Osbourne has announced that from 2018, termination payments over £30,000 will be subject to employer's National Insurance contributions (under £30,000.00 is currently free of tax and National Insurance contributions...

Tribunal success declines with the increased fees

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Since the introduction in 2013 of fees of up to £1,200, tribunals saw an immediate decline in successful claims heard at tribunal. The Ministry of Justice published figures which show that only 6% of around 21,500 cases were successful at the end of...

Bungalows maybe a thing of the past

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The amount of bungalows being built in the England has reduced, despite the need for properties to accommodate the elderly. Bungalows appeal to those approaching retirement, and for those who struggle to climb stairs. Therefore they are a perfect choice for...

A Partridge 'clocked' doing 54mph

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Actor and comedian Steve Coogan (AKA Alan Partridge) has been banned from driving for 28 days after he was clocked doing 54mph driving a Mazda MX-5 SE sports car in a 30mph zone. Mr Cogan who was not at the hearing had pleaded guilty to the...

JURORS BEWARE - YOU COULD FACE A PRISON SENTENCE FOR BEING FOUND IN CONTEMPT OF COURT

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Jurors should be aware of the new European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling on the 11th February 2016. It was held that there was no violation of a person's Article 7 human right (no punishment without law) in respect of a conviction for contempt of...

The law on Joint Enterprise has been 'wrongly interpreted' for over 30 years

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The Supreme Court has today ruled that a key test imposed by judges in assessing guilt in joint enterprise cases has been wrongly interpreted since a 1984 judgment by the judicial committee of the Privy Council. Under the doctrine of joint enterprise, an...

Why we recommend a full structural survey in residential purchases

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A full structural survey is the most comprehensive type of building survey. A qualified surveyor will carry out a detailed structural survey of the property, examining all aspects of the building structure. Yet many people consider purchasing a property...

A major reform of the legal aid system in England and Wales has been scrapped, the justice secretary Michael Gove has announced.

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Plans to slash the number of law firms allowed to do criminal legal aid work at police stations and magistrates' courts has been scrapped, following repeated protest from Lawyers claiming the reforms could damage quality and access to justice. Labour...

Don't trust the label - or better still DON'T drink and driving!

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A recent study has found that wine actually contains more alcohol than manufacturers are putting on the label. The findings are not only worrying for health reasons but could be unwittingly putting drinkers over the drink-driving limit. ...

Don't trust the label - or better still DON'T drink and drive!

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A recent study has found that wine actually contains more alcohol than manufacturers are putting on the label. The findings are not only worrying for health reasons but could be unwittingly putting drinkers over the drink-driving limit. ...

Penalty clauses in Commercial Contracts now valid and enforceable

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The Supreme Court recently considered a joint appealin the cases of Cavendish Square Holding BV v El Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67. Both cases involved commercial clauses which the claimants argued were penalty clauses....

House sales down By 16,000

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The number of homes sold in the UK fell sharply in November, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). This relates to completed sales dropping from 122,000 in October to 106,000 last month. However, in November the figures were...

Tenants could see a 25% increase in their rent, surveyors have warne

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According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) the cost of renting could rise faster than house prices over the next five years. Simon Rubinsohn, Rics chief economist, blamed government moves to discourage buy-to-let landlords. "In...

Safer roads this Christmas

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According to Essex Police a total of 940 drivers have been breathalysed since the launch of their Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving. Fifty two of those tested were found to be over the limit or refused or failed to provide a sample. A total of...

Penalty fines may increase for those using mobile phones whilst driving

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The government is considering proposals to increase fixed penalty fines from £100 to £150, as well as increasing the number of penalty points drivers receive from three to four. The last increase occurred in 2013, when the fixed penalty for using...

Company Law Reform - SBEEA 2015 will affect all companies regardless of size

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 ('SBEEA') received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The name of the act is very misleading as most Directors and Shareholders may assume that they will not be affected as they are not part of a...

Why does England have so many empty homes?

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Despite ongoing coverage of the shortage in available housing stock, there are reported to be 610,123 empty homes in England . Of these, 205,821 have been unoccupied for six months or more. Although it sounds counterintuitive, investors who leave...

MPs call for a 20% tax on sugary drinks

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The Commons' Health Select Committee has said there is "compelling evidence" a tax would reduce sugar consumption and help in the battle against child obesity in England. The Committee's report , which acknowledges that no single...

Another highly successful legal debate sees KEGS retain the silverware.

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This year's debate took place at Anglia Ruskin University. Gepp & Sons were delighted to welcome a host of distinguished members of our community including the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, the Lord Lieutenant Lord Petre, the High Sheriff...

This House would raise the legal age of criminal intent from 10 to 14.

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There are only seven more days to go before the annual ‘ Gepp & Sons Schools Legal Debate ’. On Wednesday the 18th eight schools from across the county of Essex will be going head to head at Anglia Ruskin University ,...

Growth in UK house prices sped up in the year to October

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According to the BBC the country's largest lender, the Halifax announced house prices rose in October by 1.1%, this follows a decline of 0.9% in the previous month. This increase has brought the average price for a flat or house...

Property prices help fuel family inheritance court battles

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Rising property prices are helping to fuel increased numbers of inheritance disputes reaching the courts, with second marriages another major contributory factor. Such challenges are no longer the preserve of the wealthy, although they continue to feature...

Health and Safety: The CDM Regulations 2015

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Changes to the CDM Regulations are likely to affect the work of any person who is involved in the supervision of contractors in construction work. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/51) came into...

Gang jailed for series of power tool raids on farms

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Four men who targeted farm outbuildings in Wales, stealing thousands of pounds have been caught and put behind bars. Speaking after sentencing, detective chief inspector Neil Harrison, of North Wales Police, told the Daily Post that the group was...

Sunday Trading Laws

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David Cameron has stated that the current Sunday trading hours do not work and has backed changes to the rules, despite opposition from many of is own MPs. Sunday trading laws currently do not allow large shops to open longer than six hours. The Prime...

Three families - one King

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‘The Only Way Is Tudors’ As promised, David Starkey most certainly did take us all on a white knuckle ride through Tudor Essex last Friday evening. Focussing on three dynasties, the De Vere, Petre and Marney families, David spoke with passion...

The north-south divide returns

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Latest figures from the Land Registry support the north-south house price divide, suggesting the gap to be widening aggressively. From January to August this year, house prices in Wales, the North East and North West of England rose by less than 1%. This...

Parent wins term time fine victory

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A father who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter to Disney World in Florida during term time has had the punishment overturned. Jon Platt, from the Isle of Wight, was taken to court after refusing to pay the £120 fine for taking his...

Courts move towards higher tariffs on health and safety breaches

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Two high profile health and safety court rulings have caught the headlines this month, but the penalties imposed reflect the expected shift towards higher tariffs and businesses need to sit up and take notice say experts. First, fashion retailer Hugo Boss...

Crack down on cold-calling

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Last year more than 180,000 complaints were received by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regarding “cold calls.” The most common cold calls regard payment protection insurance (PPI) and accident claims, but the scope of such...

Economic recovery gives rise to surge in wages

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Low unemployment and competition for best workers means companies are being forced to pay higher wages. Salaries are up this year by 2.9% nationally. For professionals such as accountants, IT staff and marketing executives it is even higher at 5.7%, and for...

Junior doctors could strike over proposed contracts

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Junior doctors in England have voted to ballot for strike action over new contracts which they say could see their pay cut by 30 per cent. The British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors committee said the ballot is being held because the Government...

All sorts of denim...

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Staff at Gepp & Sons relaxed their usual smart image last week to help raise money for Jeans for Genes day. All monies raised by the many thousands of participating businesses around the country help fund a range of initiatives that...

160 alleged crimes reported at schools per day

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According to a report published by the BBC more than 30,000 alleged crimes linked to schools were reported to police in 2014. This is equivalent to 160 allegations per school day. Theft, burglary or robbery were the most common offence, with...

'Million' new homes aim

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The government says it wants a million homes built in England by 2020, as the scale of the housing crisis is revealed in a BBC Inside Out investigation. The National Housing Federation estimated 974,000 homes were needed between 2011 and 2014. However this...

Countdown to new consumer laws

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Businesses have until 1st October to get ready for new consumer rights and dispute resolution procedures Consumers have new rights from October, including a 30-day period to claim a full refund on faulty goods and, for the first time, protections on...

Landlords must act to avoid ending up in hot water over heating supplies

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Landlords must comply with the introduction of individual metering and charging on communal heating and other forms of heat networks Landlords operating a communal heat supply have until December 31st to comply with regulations which introduce new...

Agricultural tax relief?

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Prior to April 2011, Agricultural Building Allowances were available on the cost of an agricultural building, allowing a tax deduction for the cost of the building over a number of years. Following the abolition of the scheme, however, there is no...

It no laughing matter

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Lambeth Council has become the UK's first council to ban the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug. Also known as ‘laughing gas’, nitrous oxide has been linked to 17 fatalities between 2006 and 2012. According to The Global Drug...

Do you, don't you?

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Recent figures released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) report a 30% increase in home-owners remortgaging in to new deals ahead of any possible rise in interest rates. During June 31,600 households changed their mortgage deals, compared to 24,300...

Landlords could face up to five years in prison.

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New proposals to be included in the upcoming Immigration Bill will state Landlords will be required to check a migrant's status in advance of agreeing a lease. Repeat offenders could face up to five years in prison. Again they will be able to end...

15 quad bikes a week are being stolen from farms.

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According to a recent NFU survey, the most targeted items over the past 12 months were fuel, tools and quad bikes, which is the same as in 2013. In 2014, the NFU processed claims for 820 quad bikes, which equates to more than 15 being stolen every single...

Hot dates and hot data

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Reports that an extramarital dating site has been hacked recently may have given its customers more than the usual worry that accompanies news of cyber-crime. Following on the heels of many other high profile hacking cases, such as Sony in the United...