Archive for February, 2014


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RIGHTS OF THE BUYER IN PROPERTY GAZUMPING SCENARIOS


By News
| 24 February 2014

In an interview for the BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours' programme, CooperBurnett partner, Jonathan Smithers (Law Society deputy vice president) discussed the rights of buyers and sellers in a hot property market and the rising gazumping phenomenon. The programme focused on gazumping, where a prospective buyer loses out on a property after their accepted offer is rejected by the buyer in favour

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COOPERBURNETT ONE OF THE FIRST FIRMS TO GAIN WIQS ACCREDITATION


By News
| 13 February 2014

The Tunbridge Wells-based law firm, CooperBurnett, has been named as one of the first 20 firms in the UK to be accredited by the Law Society’s new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). At the heart of WIQS is the first Law Society standard for delivering tailored Wills and probate advice. In achieving accreditation, CooperBurnett underwent an application and assessment process to

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CONVEYANCING: CHANGES TO LOCAL AUTHORITY SEARCH FORMS


By News
| 13 February 2014

  In summer 2013, the Law Society consulted on proposed changes to the CON29 and CON29O forms. These forms are used by conveyancing solicitors to request information about matters affecting a property, such as pending planning or building applications, nearby transport schemes and rights of way.   The consultation feedback brought some important issues to light. These issues

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KATIE GILLAM GIVEN KEY ROLE LOCALLY


By News
| 3 February 2014

One of our partners, Katie Gillam, has been appointed Deputy Vice-President of the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and District Law Society. Another member of our team, Richard Theobald, was elected as a Council member for the forthcoming year. At the organisation’s AGM, which was held on 20 January, Pam Loch of Loch Associates was elected as President of the Society for 2014 and Nigel Stratto

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