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There are lawyers and "lawyers"

If you are in need of legal advice, please make sure that the person you select to assist you is a qualified solicitor. There are people out there who style themselves as legal advisors but many of them have no qualifications at all. In a recent case, the High Court…

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Lawyers speak up for Music Festival

Sproull Solicitors LLP, who have offices in Bodmin and Camelford as well as Wadebridge, were pleased to support this year’s Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech.  The Festival took place at Wadebridge Town Hall between 25th February and 2nd March.  The Festival, now in its 94th year, showcases an amazing…

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Property Sales in Cornwall

The latest analysis from the Land Registry has revealed some interesting facts about property sales in Cornwall.   The figures are based on postcodes where there were at least five sales in 2017/2018.  They relate to properties of all sizes so can only provide a general indication, but some of the…

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Referral Fees

Since 2004, when the Law Society permitted it, many firms of solicitors have been paying referral fees to estate agents in return for clients being pointed in their direction. Many solicitors have argued that the introduction of referral fees was not in the best interests of clients and could lead to…

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Have you ever been gazumped? Do you know what gazumping means?

Gazumping is the process by which a seller agrees to sell a property to somebody and then before exchange of contracts takes place, a higher offer is made and the seller withdraws from the sale to the first buyer and sells to the second buyer.  This is often quoted as…

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