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Slowest growth in UK housing market in five years

UK house price growth in June slowed to the lowest rate since August 2013. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), this slowdown was mainly affected by the falling prices in London, where properties dropped from 0.7% to a negative 0.2%. The recently released report shows an average house price growth of 3%, down […]

Inheritance tax exceeds £5 billion for the first time

Recently released data from HM Revenue & Customs shows inheritance tax (IHT) for 2017-18 brought in £5.2 billion, up 8% from the previous tax year. What accounts for the rise? Property prices have continued to rise despite the fact the nil-rate band (NRB) – the value of a property which people will pay IHT on […]

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The Impact of Technology on Will Making

The Law Commission for England and Wales recently conducted a public consultation exercise over reforms to the laws governing will writing in England and Wales. The consultation closed on 10th November, and a number of interested organisations have now published details of their responses to this consultation. One such organisation is the Institute of Legacy […]

First Time Buyers to be Affected by Additional Charge

MSPs have been warned by the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) that an additional charge in regards to buy-to-let properties and second homes could deter investment in Scotland and affect first time buyers. Under the proposals, experts have warned that proposed supplement of 3% of the total price of properties over £40,000 could also push […]

ONS Stats Show Scotland Outperforming UK on Employment

New data from the National Office for Statistics Official (ONS) shows that between June and August 2015, Scotland has outperformed the UK in terms of employment, youth employment and youth employment with rates sitting at 73.7%, 61.5% and 71.5% respectively. Not so encouragingly, Scotland’s unemployment rate has increased. Commenting on the stats, Scotland’s Deputy First […]

Female Solicitors “Working for Free” as of Today

According to new research from the Law Society of Scotland, female solicitors are working from free as of today due to the gender pay gap in the legal profession. Through comparing annual full-time salaries between males and females, the Law Society of Scotland found that there was a 42% difference in salary with the salary […]

Aberdeenshire Firm in Court Following Roof Fall Death

An Aberdeenshire business has appeared in Peterhead Sheriff Court, where it was fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof. Latvian national Nikolajs Naumovs had arrived in Scotland only two weeks before his fatal fall. He had been working with his nephew to […]

Best Christmas Wishes

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year. If you are needing legal advice or legal representation contact us over the festive period using our online contact form.  Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 from everyone at Complete Clarity Solicitors.

The Importance of Writing a Will

A recent survey by the Law Society of Scotland found that as many as 57% of adults in Scotland do not have a legally valid will. This is a surprisingly high figure, because having an up-to-date a will is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your estate is distributed in accordance with […]