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Should I take out a flood report when buying a property?

Written by: Lydia Stuart-Banks

Lydia Stuart-Banks comments on the importance of considering ordering a Flood Search when purchasing a property

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Breaking News

Written by: Phil Kay

In a surprise announcement for the property industry and home buyers the "slab" rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax has been abolished with effect from midnight 3 December 2014. 

Time for a financial check up?

Written by: Lydia Stuart-Banks

Following the loans written off by Wonga is your business suffering from debts owed?  Lydia Stuart-Banks provides some help guidance.

Andy Harris celebrates 35 years of service

Crediton born Andy joined Veitch Penny in 1979 after a chance meeting in Exeter with his childhood friend and ex next-door neighbour, Michael Penny and now celebrates 35 years with the firm. 

Road traffic collision on a country road?

Written by: Miriam Groombridge

A road traffic collision on a country road is not always the typical sharing of fault

Miriam Groombridge discusses the Court of Appeal case of Gray v Gibson, a road traffic collision in a country road where the typical 50/50 was not appropriate.

Injured by a dog attack?

Written by: Lydia Stuart-Banks

Lydia Stuart-Banks explains the impact of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill has on owners of dogs.

What is Green Deal?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Green Deal Finance is to assist homeowners pay for energy saving home improvements.  Lisa Wilcock explains the loan and any pitfalls.

Free Legal Advice @ Fresha

Free and informal monthly drop-in legal surgery

Free Legal Advice @ Fresha

We're back at Fresha Cafe, serving up fresh legal advice in free 20-minute slices covering Property services, Wills, Trusts and Probate, Employment, Civil Disputes, Private Client or Personal Injury. Our legal surgery will be open on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 7:30am and 4:30pm. Need advice? Drop in and see how Veitch Penny can help you!

Is Obesity the new disability?

Categories: Latest News | VP News | Employment Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

The case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund is considered

Phil Kay discusses if obesity is the new disability following the ECJ decision.

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Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

Categories: Latest News | VP News | Employment Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

You are entitled to overtime in holiday pay but also commission?  Phil Kay offers some guidance.

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Breaking News: Restrictive Covenants

Categories: Latest News | VP News | Employment Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

Recent Court decisions mean courts will not redraft restrictive covenant clauses for employers, highlighting the need to take specialist advice when drafting new employment contracts to make sure that any restrictive covenants will be enforceable for the particular employee.

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Scorching temperatures, a brand new gazebo and a winner of the iPad Mini

Veitch Penny exhibited at the 21st Mid Devon Show with temperatures topping 25 degrees and around 15,000 visitors to the show it was a hot and busy day!

Join us at the Show!

Veitch Penny will be exhibiting at Mid Devon and Honiton Show visit us and enter our draw to win a iPad mini.

Workers entitled to commission within their holiday pay?

Categories: Latest News | Employment News | VP News | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

Due to EU Court ruling you could be entitled to your commission whilst on holiday

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union could mean that many Devon businesses will be forced to pay out thousands in backdated commission to their employees warns Exeter-based litigation partner Catherine Rosewell of Veitch Penny LLP.

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Home Improvements? Adding a conservatory?

Categories: Latest News | VP News | Residential Property Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

Thinking about adding a nice sun trap and some extra space to your home?

Lisa Wilcock provides guidances regarding the legal issues that you need to consider when adding a conservatory to your home.

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Buying a property with a septic tank? Be aware of the regulations

Categories: Latest News | VP News | Residential Property Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

Alastair Dunnett provides guidance in relation to recent regulations about septic tanks

Septic tanks are a type of system used to deal with sewage from properties that are themselves unable to connect to a public sewer. There has been various changes in recent years as to the rules concerning whether septic tanks and sewage treatment plants have to be registered. The regulations are far too complex and contain far too much detail to set out in full here. However, it is worth reviewing the current position and providing a brief overview of the most recent regulations.

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Guidance on Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

Categories: Employment News | Latest News | VP News | Employment Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

Philip Kay provides guidance

Philip Kay provides guidance regarding restictive convenants in Employments contracts following recent cases of Coppage & Anor v Safety Net Security Limited & Prophet Plc V Huggett

Coppage & Anor v Safety Net Security Limited

Prophet Plc v Huggett

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Warning: Offering to help could find you at fault

Categories: Latest News | VP News | Personal Injury Updates | Author: Catherine Rosewell | Print

Lydia Stuart-Banks comments on recent court decision all householders should read

The case of the Personal Representatives of the Estate of Cyric Biddick (deceased) v Mark Morecombe 2014 serves a warning to all.

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