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Wills and Powers of Attorney

Not much of an uplifting blog given the background of Covid 19 but I have been considering putting my affairs in order and would advise others to do the same. It is very important for most people that they have a will and consider a lasting power of attorney to ensure loved ones have the practical means to make decisions on your behalf in the event you cannot. Read more

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Coronavirus Update

As a business we have plans in place to cope in difficult times –  be that terrorism, fraud, software hacks….or a pandemic.

Unfortunately the world doesn’t stop whilst these things take shape, and some of you are in the middle of transactions that cannot stop.    We want to take away the added stress of not knowing whether or not we will carry on providing a service for you.   We can, and we will. Read more

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Commercial Property team strengthened

Peter Brown and Co has strengthened the Commercial Property Team with Fran Merifield’s promotion to Senior Associate.

Fran joined the firm in August 2016 and specialises in all aspects of commercial property work particularly in Landlord and Tenant work alongside estate management site acquisition.

Peter Brown commented; “This is a fantastic addition to our growing property team and we are excited to have Fran on board”.

 

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Cyber Attack on the NHS

Cyber attacks on our health service – is nothing sacred?  The answer is a resounding NO!

This electronic data age brings with it many benefits, but the downside is the increasing number of attacks against individuals and businesses.  Some seem to be just for fun, others are malicious or even criminal.

As a modern day firm of property solicitors we have vigorous policies and procedures in place to fight against cyber fraud, and have to be constantly vigilant against more and more of these attacks.   It is very important for us to protect every transaction and we make no apology for the additional checks and balances that we put in place to keep our client’s transactions safe.

It seems though that no matter how many of these automatic measures are in place, or how big the IT Department is, the last hope is for individuals being knowledgeable and vigilant on the day.  

So eyes peeled!!