The Chancellor most recently handed down a Budget that may or may not ‘excite’ people. A Budget isn’t always people friendly but on this occasion, there was one particular matter that caught the attention of our Conveyancing team – First Time buyers will no longer have to pay stamp duty on houses to a maximum value off £500,000.00 and even more attractively this was extended to include buyers of shared ownership properties.
Have you ever been involved in a Road Traffic Accident? It is not a pleasant experience whether you’re an innocent victim in the accident or the person that caused it. In a report published by the PSNI* between January 2018 and June 2018 there have been a staggering 2,829 police recorded road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland this year resulting in 4,299 casualties.
On 24 October 2018 we attended The Supreme Court as an Intervener in a ground-breaking appeal by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on challenging the law in respect of abortion in certain circumstances and the legal framework surrounding this in Northern Ireland. We represented our clients, who remain anonymous, as an Intervener in this legal challenge. The appeal was chaired by Lady Hale and 6 other Justices of the Supreme Court.