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  • 21/03/2017 Howes Percival vs. MHA Macintyre Hudson in the Easter Egg Challenge!

    Staff from both solicitors Howes Percival LLP and accountants MHA MacIntyre Hudson will go head-to-head in a race this month to see who can donate the most Easter Eggs towards a very worthy cause: vulnerable children living in Northamptonshire. 


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  • 14/03/2017 Howes Percival wins major central Government contract as part of PwC consortium

    Howes Percival, in consortium with PwC, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP and Sharpe Pritchard LLP, is delighted to have been selected to the Crown Commercial Services General Legal Services Panel for Central Government as a Tier 1 Provider.  


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  • 13/03/2017 Probate fees set to soar: Fees of up to £20,000 will apply in May 2017

    The Government has confirmed that probate fees in England and Wales will increase significantly in May with the introduction of a new tiered system linked to the size of the estate. The new bottom rate fee has been set at £300 for estates worth £50,000 to £300,000, rising to £20,000 for those worth more than £2million.  


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  • 09/03/2017 Housing White Paper and Legal Update – Small Sites, CIL and Section 106

    The Government’s long anticipated Housing White Paper was published earlier this month.  In this article, Jay Mehta considers the White Paper’s proposals affecting small and rural sites, CIL and section 106 agreements. Jay also reviews recent appeal decisions in these areas that will be of interest to developers, landowners and investors.


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  • 09/03/2017 Breaking News: Do new rules mean the end of legal challenges to planning permissions?

    Over recent years, local planning authorities and developers have seen an unprecedented rise in judicial review challenges to the grant of planning permissions. Planning law and judicial review specialist, Jay Mehta, reviews the implications of new cost capping rules and considers whether developments will now be less susceptible to legal challenge.



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  • 08/03/2017 Housing White Paper and Legal Update – Affordable Housing, Starter Homes, Build to Rent

    The Housing White Paper (“HWP”) entitled “Fixing our broken housing market” was published by the Government earlier this month.  In the fourth in a series of articles, Amy Richardson examines the new proposals which aim to deliver a wider choice of housing options.

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