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Dying Matters Week 2019

Posted on 02 May 2019

Swayne Johnson are supporting Dying Matters Week which this year takes place from 13th to 19th May. Throughout North Wales and West Cheshire we provide legal advice on making a Will and assistance on probate following a death.  This brings us into regular contact with the subject of dying and gives us an understanding as
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The impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when selling your business

Posted on 30 Apr 2019

Most businesses process information about their customers, clients and employees. Therefore, GDPR will have an impact on the sale of the business. The buyer will want to ensure that they find out as much information as possible about your business so that they are able to make an informed decision. Ordinarily you will receive a
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Purchasing a Business

Posted on 26 Apr 2019

If you are looking to purchase a business (asset purchase), it is quite possible that you are wondering how the process works.  We regularly assist clients with buying businesses which can range from hotels, salons, tea rooms and retail shops. The main steps of the transaction are outlined below. Preliminary Agreements In some circumstances the
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Spring Statement Overview 2019

Posted on 14 Mar 2019

March 2019 Introduction    When we write these reports on the chancellor’s Budget speeches – and, more latterly, his Spring Statements – we always try and put them in the relevant political and economic context. This year it is impossible not to put the Spring Statement in a political context. On Monday night, the Prime
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Swayne Johnson Attend the Cheshire & North Wales Law Society Annual Dinner 2019

Posted on 07 Mar 2019

Swayne Johnson team members attended the Law Society Annual Dinner which raised money in aid of a local charity. The event took place on 1st March. The Cheshire and North Wales Law Society (CNWLS) is an association that works to help the interests of the legal profession in both the Cheshire and North Wales areas.
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Advanced Decision- (Formerly Living Will) What Is It And How Does It Apply?

Posted on 05 Mar 2019

“Living Will” is the old term for what is now referred to as an “Advanced Decision”. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (which came into force in 2007) ensured Advanced Decisions now have legally binding status. Living Wills prepared prior to 2007 remain non-binding unless they have been updated or re-signed since 2007. An Advanced Decision
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The Financial Year End Is Fast Approaching

Posted on 24 Jan 2019

With the end of the tax year on 5th April fast approaching, now is the time to consider a few financial planning steps. Making the most of your tax allowances for Pensions, ISAs, CGT, IHT and Income Tax, is vital to ensuring your financial affairs are organised as efficiently as possible. To make sure of
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