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Greene & Greene is a long established firm of solicitors based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Our lawyers advise individuals and businesses based all over the UK.

We regularly attract new clients who have been using firms in London, but now receive a more cost efficient and more personal service from us here in Bury St Edmunds.

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Monday
Jul182011

Insolvent Estates: protection for PRs, and insolvency administration orders

In the present economic climate in the UK, bankruptcies are increasing, and asset values are decreasing. Inevitably, there will be more insolvent estates when people die. The increase in the number of Bankruptcy Orders has not, however, been reflected in a significant increase in the number of Insolvency Administration Orders (IAOs).

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Picking a way through the tax maze

Solicitors Greene & Greene have been based in Bury St Edmunds since 1893. Their clients include Suffolk families and businesses that look to the firm to reduce their tax bills and to protect their assets. One tends to think of tax advice as a shady world involving offshore companies and unbelievably complex arrangements, but that is not the case.

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Monday
Jul042011

Commercial Property team weathers the storm

Our commercial property team is continuing to enjoy buoyant levels of work, as it has done continuously, despite the downturn in this sector experienced by many other firms. For example, Neil Grigg, acting on behalf of global pharmaceutical giant Merck, recently completed the disposal of two very large office buildings for over £6.8 million.

Monday
Jul042011

Exceptional hardship argument avoids motoring disqualification for Jockey

An up and coming jockey represented by Michael Batty has joined the growing number of Clients we have helped to save from a penalty points disqualification order after Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court accepted an exceptional hardship argument that disqualification would have a significant impact upon his career.  The Client described the outcome as “brilliant”.

Friday
Jun102011

Unfair Dismissal

An employee who was unfairly dismissed from his employment has received almost £34,000 in damages following an Employment Tribunal hearing, in which he was represented by Selene Holden, Head of our Employment law team.

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Tuesday
Jun072011

Property: Private Loan Agreement

The importance of properly documenting a private loan arrangement even within a family context has again been demonstrated by a case that Michael Batty recently concluded for a Client.  

The Client’s father in law advanced funds towards a property purchase by the Client and his wife.  The arrangement was not documented and upon the father in law’s death his estate claimed an interest in the Client’s home at a significant percentage of the current market value.  Fortunately, it was eventually agreed that the original advance should be treated as a non-interest bearing loan with the result that the Client only had to pay back what had originally been received.  However, lack of any written record of the original arrangement could have proved very costly for the Client.