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Resolution, an organisation representing approximately 6,500 family lawyers and professionals who are committed to promoting the constructive resolution of family disputes, has recently launched its “Manifesto for Family Law”. The...

Protect your property

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  Land Registry Anti-Fraud Restrictions Property Fraud is on the increase, particularly where property is vacant, let or under refurbishment. Mortgage free property is more susceptible to the crime but...

Law Society says ‘Keep it local!’

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The President of the Hertfordshire Law Society, Richard Atkins delivered an important message last month. The aim is to inform the public that legal services are best delivered locally. Unfortunately,...
JUSTICE, the law reform and human rights organisation, has recently published a report setting out their proposals for changes to the way in which our Civil justice system resolves disputes....
Other news in the autumn statement: surviving spouses will now inherit their partner’s ISA benefits and there will be reduced tax on pensions. Spouses will inherit their partner’s individual saving...
The recent landmark Employment Appeal Tribunal case relating to holiday pay has the potential to affect millions of workers and employers, are you one of them? The decision comes following...

Doing our bit for Children in Need

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Our secretary Mary and legal administrator Tom made a selection of home made cakes and savouries for all to enjoy and donate to children in need. Happy staff! Delicious cakes...

Promising news for first-time buyers.

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Despite difficulty getting onto the housing ladder, figures for first-time buyers increased by 11% between September 2013 and September 2014. This is promising for first-time buyers, particularly when we have...

Divorce Without Judges?

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Separating couples who intend to issue divorce proceedings usually go to see their solicitors to do so. The divorce process is carried out by their local County Court. However last...

Herts Business Expo

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At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few...

Alistair Williams the lucky winner!

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It was great to hear that our incredibly hard working Office Manager Alistair was the lucky winner of a rather lovely bottle of champagne recently. Sharon Montgomery, one of our...

Information for buy-to-let landlords

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The Government is expected to introduce an Immigration Bill in 2015 requiring all UK private landlords to carry out a screening process on their potential tenants. Photo identity such as...
Chris Lane of Crane & Staples wins the Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield Rotary Clubs’ Charity Walk Seniors Award for most sponsorship money raised. In excess of £900 and donations...
Crane & Staples very own Chris Lane helped fellow Welwyn/Hatfield firm County Properties celebrate their anniversary at a stylish ball last weekend. Chris with Linda and Zoe and the Hatfield...
Many congratulations again to our prize winner Katy Doherty of Knebworth Barns who was delighted with her much coveted prize of a helicopter flight over Hatfield House, complete with cream...
The Crane & Staples team was out in force yesterday at the Herts B2B Expo at Hatfield House. This year we used the location to pick our theme, featuring the...
Crane and Staples is pleased to announce that they are trialing appointments for Wills via Skype thus removing the need for clients to visit the office during normal working hours...
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