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Bates Legal Updates

Wearing of Face Masks remains a requirement in Bates Offices

Throughout the pandemic Bates Solicitors have continued to deliver HIGH QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES to our existing and new clients. Restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus have been eased by the Government. However Bates Solicitors Covid-19 health and safety policies remain in place to protect everyone including our elderly and vulnerable Clients and our Staff.

Gift or loan – father in dispute with son over house purchase

The High Court has settled a dispute between a father and son over whether money was ‘loaned or gifted’ to buy a home. The father had been a successful builder and property developer who owned numerous residential properties. He and his son had been directors of a building company which owned a commercial property; the son also owned several other properties transferred to him by the father at an undervalue.