A combination of the easing of lockdown restrictions, traditional Spring activity and pent-up demand has resulted in a welcome boost to the property market across Cumbria. Bendles Solicitors’ residential conveyancing department is reporting an impressive 44% increase in new instruction income from February to March 2021. This spike is due to a significant rise in
Bendles are reminding all Cumbrian businesses that there were a number of recent changes to employment laws in England, starting from the 1st April 2021 onwards: 1. Minimum wage rates From 1st April 2021, national minimum wage rates are also set to increase. The new hourly rates are as follows: Workers aged 23 and over
From the 1st April 2021, Landlords of private rental accommodation will need to ensure they are compliant with The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The Regulations came into force on the 1st June 2020 last year to further improve electrical safety for tenants. Up until now, the changes only
Mariya Dimitrova, a Trainee Solicitor with Bendles, tells us what led her to this career choice and how she has found the experience so far… What attracted you to study law and become a solicitor? Unlike most of my classmates I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do until my final year in sixth form.
Bendles Solicitor, James Worsick, who specialises in Wills, Estates and Probate, recently took part in some research carried out by the Probate Registry to help improve the new online process for Probate applications. Read on to find out how the process works and James’ thoughts on the new application system. “A Grant of Probate, is
Hannah Smith, a Solicitor in our Family Department, considers the Government Guidance on the mixing of households and contact arrangements for children and their parents over the upcoming festive period… ‘Christmas is often a time of year spent celebrating with loved ones and family. For children with separated parents this can mean splitting the
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Swift v Carpenter brings change to the way a claim for accommodation is calculated. Sometimes a person who has been injured in an accident needs to move to more suitable accommodation. This is often larger and more expensive than their existing home. The method of calculating how much this item