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Bankruptcy annulment: What you need to know

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If in the past you have been made bankrupt and you are now ready to return to the financial status you held before your declaration, you can make a bankruptcy annulment application which, if successful, will completely undo the bankruptcy. We understand how the mere status of bankruptcy can affect your life. In both your [read more…]


Manchester United Foundation Charity Golf Day 2014

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Geoff Underhill, Managing Partner at Abacus Solicitors tee’d off again this year with the Manchester United first-team players at the Foundation’s annual golfing event. The event is always a big hit with supporters of the Manchester United Foundation, which works in some of the most disadvantaged areas across Greater Manchester and uses the passion for [read more…]


Schools pay out £1.5m in compensation for injuries to children

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Writer: Eve Saunders If you’re a parent, no doubt you’ve had the dreaded phone call from school to say your child has been hurt or injured, whether a bump to the head caused by a child’s own ‘clumsiness’ or as a result of a shove from another child. One day I received two calls in [read more…]


Property prices at their highest level for six years…

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…partly due to a shortage of homes for sale according to today’s news reports. Surveyors sold an average of 23 homes during the three months to March – the highest number since February 2008, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics). All areas except Wales, where the level was unchanged, saw a rise [read more…]


Barclays settle Mis-Sold Interest Rate Swap Case – First of it’s kind…

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Barclays has settled a case accusing it of mis-selling a financial product linked to Libor – the interest rate the bank attempted to manipulate. The bank sold Graiseley, which owns Guardian Care Homes, an interest rate swap linked to the Libor interest rate. Graiseley argued the deal was invalid because the bank’s traders had tried [read more…]


Another Successful Commercial Acquisition By Abacus in the North West

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Manchester based commercial property lawyers Abacus Solicitors has successfully completed yet another high value acquisition on behalf of its specialist property client Western UK Property Group – only a month after the group bought in the £7.2m student development site in Acton London. WUKPG specialises in the acquisition of both residential and commercial development sites [read more…]


Tenants rent arrears to blame for the record rise in evictions…

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More than ever it is becoming difficult to collect rents from tenants and an increase in evictions points to the market being as difficult as ever. All too often there is a story in the paper of someone’s plight in being evicted from their rented home, but in most cases there are huge rent arrears. [read more…]


New Cosmetic Surgery Regulations Slammed…

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Ministers have announced new regulations in an attempt to protect consumers buying into the booming cosmetic surgery industry – an industry fraught with horror stories of botched treatments and accused of selling everything from surgery to Botox “like double glazing”. Ministers in England said the industry had to change and have announced the following: The Royal College of [read more…]


Abacus Solicitors completes £7.2m acquisition on behalf Western UK Property Group

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Writer: Eve Saunders, 4th February 2014 Manchester based commercial property lawyers, Abacus Solicitors has today successfully completed the £7.2m acquisition of a student development site in Acton London on behalf of its client, Western UK Property Group. Western UK Property Group, founded by Oliver Lipson, specialises in the acquisition of both residential and commercial development [read more…]


Plastic surgery ‘booming’ in the UK

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BBC news has reported this morning a dramatic increase in the popularity of plastic surgery in the UK. According to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), the number of nose jobs, face lifts and breast implant operations all soared by more than 10% last year, with the biggest boom being in [read more…]