Government Publishes National Planning Policy Framework - Is it a Developer’s Charter?
The Government on 27th March published its long awaited National Planning Policy Framework document (“NPPF”).
Cole & Co Solicitors awarded new quality kitemark for conveyancing
Cole & Co Solicitors in Norwich has become one of the first practices in the region to be accredited with membership of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), the society’s mark of excellence in home buying.
Consultation on changes to the Building Regulations in England
The government has issued a consultation on proposed changes to the current building regulations system, due to close on 27 April 2012.
Lasting Powers of Attorney simplified
It’s now well over four years since the ‘double-whammy’ of Lasting Powers of Attorney and the new IHT carry-forward rules were first introduced.
New scheme to combat mortgage application fraud
The National Fraud Authority estimates that the cost of mortgage fraud was around £1 billion last year. In light of this, HMRC together with the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Building Societies Association have backed a new scheme to help tackle the growing problem.
In the community
The values to which we subscribe in our client and business relationships are central to our role in the wider community.
We support a number of initiatives around the region, and many of our partners and staff give their time and expertise to schools, hospitals and charities in their capacity as governors, trustees and fund raisers.
A number of staff undertake individual activities to support charities of their choice, such as long distance walks, marathons and cycle rides. We also sponsor the arts and a number of sports.
We are very pleased to have recently supported both the Priscilla Bacon Centre for Specialist Palliative Care and the Norwich Area Scout Trust.