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Initiatives for the residential property market – Budget 2013

The 2013 Budget included a number of plans that will impact on the property market, a few of these are:
Help to buy initiative & the Battersea Power Station
The Chancellor made an early nod to the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, a project that will bring a huge number of new homes to […]

Unfair dismissal awards to be limited to a year’s salary…

The government is to limit unfair dismissal awards to a year’s salary, employment relations minister Jo Swinson has said. She said the government had decided not to abolish the overall cap of £72,300.

Swinson said the government would not set guideline awards for settlement agreements (formerly referred to as compromise agreements) but had asked Acas […]

Ola Leslie Solicitors London Bridge Achieve Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation



We are delighted to announce to our clients and business partners that Ola Leslie has been awarded accreditation under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is a quality standard set up by the Law Society to establish a high level of credibility with clients, lenders, regulators and insurers. A lot […]

SDLT Relief for First Time Buyers to end March 2012

The temporary exemption which meant that first-time buyers were free from the 1% stamp duty on homes costing under£250,000 is due to end on 24th March 2012.

The reason given by the  Government for the removal of the exemption which was first granted in March 2010, is that is has been ineffective in increasing the […]

Fees and other changes introduced for Immigration Appeals


From 19th December 2011, the UK Government has introduced appeal fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals.

People who want to appeal against a decision notice dated 19 December 2011 or later will need to pay a fee. The fees are now set at £80 for a paper consideration and £140 for an oral […]