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Archive for December, 2015

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Posted by on December 22nd 2015 in Kitsons News

Please note our offices will close for Christmas from 12.00 noon on Wednesday 23rd December.

We will be open for business on Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th December from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

Our offices will then be closed until Monday 4th January at 9.00am.

We take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

             

LASPO 2012 Exemption in Insolvency Proceedings to End

Posted by on December 17th 2015 in Blog Posts, Insolvency

LASPO 2012 Exemption in Insolvency Proceedings to End

With considerable disappointment across the insolvency community, the Government announced on 17 December 2015 that the current exemption from the provisions of LASPO 2012 for insolvency proceedings will come to an end in April 2016.

This exemption allows certain costs such as the uplift in a Conditional Fee Agreement and the adverse costs insurance premium to be recovered from the losing Defendant. In non-insolvency related proceedings the provisions of LASPO 2012 meant that such costs are no longer recoverable from the Defendant, leaving the successful claimant would have to fund those costs themselves.

From April 2016, the same rules will apply in...

New South Devon Highway Opens To Traffic

Posted by on December 17th 2015 in Kitsons News

New South Devon Highway Opens To Traffic

Devon County Council and Torbay Council, along with Galliford Try, have announced that the South Devon Highway is now open to traffic.

The new 5.5km dual carriageway opened to traffic in the early hours of Tuesday morning (15/12/15) in a phased process.

After this phase, project staff, the traffic management team and members of Devon and Cornwall Police travelled at a slow speed along the route, removing cones and barriers. Public vehicles were able to follow immediately afterwards, using the much anticipated South Devon Highway.

The process began at midnight and carried on until the early hours of the morning. The thorough operation...

Managing Affairs For Someone Else With Lasting Powers of Attorney

Posted by on December 16th 2015 in Blog Posts

Managing Affairs For Someone Else With Lasting Powers of Attorney

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are approximately 850,000 men and women in the United Kingdom who suffer with dementia, 40,000 of whom are under 65. The likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly as we age; 1 in 14 people aged over 65 in the UK that now suffer from the condition. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia - whether it's you or someone you're close to - is almost always a life-changing experience. As time goes by, an increasing amount of adjustment is required for the person suffering mental incapacity and those caring for them.

The management...