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The November 2017 Budget: the key points
The November 2017 Budget: the key points

On the 22th November 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his second budget of the calendar year. Here are the key points: Growth • The forecast for growth in...

 Are Tenants and Landlords in the dark about their rights and responsibilities?
Are Tenants and Landlords in the dark about their rights and responsibilities?

Having read an article from the Times newspaper today, it is very concerning to note that millions of residential tenants are unaware of the laws governing rented property According to research, 37%...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

Work experience - A day in the life of a Law student.
Work experience - A day in the life of a Law student.

My week began by me nervously waiting in the car park outside Pardoes’ Bridgwater office at approx. 08:25 ready to swan in as soon as I saw a formally-dressed person… but of course when...

Consultation by RICS on service charges in commercial property
Consultation by RICS on service charges in commercial property

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued a consultation on the 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property. The new edition is to be...

Mortgage Loan Documentation for use between family members or friends
Mortgage Loan Documentation for use between family members or friends

This document is a standard form secured loan agreement which can be used between family members or friends where the lender, in making the loan is not carrying on a regulated activity and does not...

Why the need for Searches?
Why the need for Searches?

Making sure that there are no defects in the legal title to your property is extremely important but there may be details about the property that you may be unaware of. This is why there is a...

Gone is the Ghosh test
Gone is the Ghosh test

Whilst deciding a civil case involving casino winnings last week, Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67, the Supreme Court disapproved the test for dishonesty which has been applied for the last 35...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Awards evening Pardoes run awards evenings in which different categories of employee are recognised such as employee of the year and innovator of the year. I am very lucky to work at a firm that...

Government ‘Call for Evidence’ on conveyancing Procedure
Government ‘Call for Evidence’ on conveyancing Procedure

The Government has launched a ‘Call for Evidence’, requesting views on ways to improve the property buying and selling process. The Government has stated that it is committed to...