News

Read about Hine Downing’s latest legal news, team announcements, updates and events we have supported in the local area.

Doing our bit for Sustainability


This week we were a headline sponsor for Cornwall’s Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Growth Conference, which welcomed a host of incredible speakers leading the way in the business world for a more sustainable future. At Hine Downing we are committed to keeping the beauty of Cornwall, sustaining local businesses and maintaining the health of the… Read more »

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The most common questions about divorce


The idea of divorce can be daunting, especially with so much misinformation about financial settlements, the legal process and childcare arrangements. In order to try and debunk some of these myths, we have compiled a list of common questions that we are asked about divorce to help unpick some of the confusion.   Can a… Read more »

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Government backs 95% Mortgage


  On April the 19th a lower deposit mortgage scheme was made available to current homeowners and first-time buyers. This mortgage guarantee scheme is a government backed initiative to make home ownership more accessible to both first-time buyers and home buyers. This will be restricted to properties under £600,000 and will exclude second homes and… Read more »

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Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is vital for everyone


  The recent documentary “Kate Garraway: Finding Derek” has highlighted the problems people can face if a loved one becomes unable to manage their own affairs due to illness, injury or old age. In the documentary, Kate Garraway struggles to come to terms with her husbands deteriorating health after he contracts Covid in March 2020,… Read more »

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How important is having a valid will in place?


It is estimated that 54% of adults do not have a current Will in place to protect their assets should the worst happen, with the number of parents not having a valid Will in place standing at 60%. A valid Will includes people who have never written one, but also one where there has been… Read more »

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Good news for home buyers in the Spring Budget


In July 2020 the government introduced a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday for purchasers, which could save buyers up to £15,000. The scheme, which has now been extended until June 2021, means people buying houses for up to £500,000 will pay no stamp duty on their purchase, providing the sale completes before June 30th… Read more »

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