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Best Plymouth Law Graduate

Gard & Co. have  long recognised the importance of nurturing and encouraging the next generation of Plymouth lawyers. For more than twenty years they have sponsored the Best Law Graduate prize at the University of Plymouth. This year’s recipient is Jacob Cunningham, pictured with Rachel Shoheth, partner of Gard & Co, who was presented with his […]

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Pilgrim Fathers Lecture 2016

The Pilgrim Fathers lecture has become a celebrated annual event in the legal profession calendar, attracting current and past Lord Chancellors, Lord Justices of Appeal and Lords of Appeal. The lecture commemorates the Pilgrim Fathers voyage to America in 1620 and traditionally embodied themes of freedom and human rights. This year’s lecture was delivered by […]

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Join us at Plymouth Property Show

If you are looking to buy or sell a property in the next 12 months, why not join us at the Plymouth Property Show, Boringdon Park Golf Club on 8th November? Whatever your motivation, whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, considering a holiday home, a buy to let or looking for a development opportunity you should […]

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Plymouth City & Waterfront Awards Finalists

Gard & Co. has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the City & Waterfront Awards in the professional services category. The City & Waterfront Awards continue to grow in popularity with both businesses and the general public.  This year’s awards attracted a staggering 35,500 votes and a whopping 787 nominations. Six judges spent […]

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Top Plymouth lawyer fears court system is only for the rich

THE new president of the Association of South Western Law Societies says he has real concerns justice is becoming the preserve of the rich. Steven Hudson, managing partner at Plymouth Solicitors, Gard and Co., said changes to the legal system are in danger of excluding many ordinary people and causing “chaos” in the process. Mr […]

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Solicitors’ Expertise Wins Top Accreditation for Wills

Plymouth law firm Gard & Co. has become the first in the city to achieve the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation. The scheme is intended to help the public make a confident and informed choice of solicitors who follow best practice and procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client […]

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Pre-conception Agreements

There have been many changes over the last decade in terms of rights for same sex couples in terms of their relationship and being able to enter into a civil partnership or marriage. The law is developing all the time and as scenarios arise we have to look at ways to overcome possible difficulties in […]

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DIY Probate Raises Beneficiary Concerns

Over the past few years there has been a growing trend towards executors of wills choosing to administer estates themselves, rather than seeking professional assistance.  Of the 255k probate applications in 2013, nearly 100K were made on a DIY basis. When someone dies with a valid will, the executors named have a duty to administer […]

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Discount for Civil Partnerships Converted into Marriages Before 10 December 2015

As from 10th December 2014 the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnerships) Regulations 2014 came into force. This now means that from that date couples in a civil partnership will be able to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. This applies only if the civil partnership was registered in England and […]

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50,000 children set to benefit in child maintenance shake-up

Single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments, says Amanda Lyons, Family Law Solicitor at Gard & Co. The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) has announced that as part of sweeping reforms of the child maintenance system the Child Support Agency (CSA) is in […]

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