Probate Fees Hiked by the Government (Another Stealth Tax?)

Bereaved families are set to pay more in Probate fees from April 2019 following an announcement on Monday by Ministers to introduce a banded structure for Probate fees. New legislation raised the estate values threshold from £5,000 to £50,000 which will exclude around 25,000 estates from probate fees altogether.  However, the remaining estates will have increased fees with a revised…


Gender Equality Alive and Well at Cunningtons Solicitors

An article in today’s Law Society Gazette refers to the lack of diversity within senior law firm roles. David Gauke (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) said ”It’s in senior roles and leadership that gaps appear. When we look at the senior leadership in law firms whilst women make up 59% of non-partner solicitors they account for just…


My seller lied to me! Misrepresentation and Property Sales

The consequences of not telling the truth when selling property Buying property is a big investment for anyone, so it’s only right that the purchaser should be satisfied about what they are buying. Likewise, the seller should be entitled to some comfort in knowing that once their property is sold, that is the end of the matter. The Seller’s Property…


Civil Partnerships for All!

Civil Partnerships: Is it about time? The Government has announced plans for all couples - both homosexual and heterosexual - in England and Wales to have the option to enter into civil partnership as well as to get married. The Supreme Court made a ruling earlier this year which recognised that the bar on opposite-sex couples being able to enter…


Changes in the Law for Landlords

Ignorance is no defence: landlords should be aware of changes in the law The Deregulation Act 2015 made changes to the law for all assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1st October 2015. Until now, those changes were not retrospective. However, come the 1st October 2018, landlords need to be aware that the law will also apply to all…

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Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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