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We are pleased to have Alison Lewis join our Scarborough office from 11th November 2020. Alison is an experienced Family Solicitor having worked in this area of law for over 15 years and is a Resolution Member. She deals with all aspects of family law including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation, separation agreements, financial issues on separation and injunctions. She also deals with disputes regarding arrangements for children and acts for grandparents as well as parents in private children law proceedings. As a member of Resolution, Alison is committed to dealing with family cases in a non-confrontational and constructive way. She understands that trying to resolve family issues can be very emotive and worrying but Alison provides friendly and affordable expert advice and assistance to her clients at what can be a very difficult time. She always seeks to negotiate successful outcomes for her clients without the need for court...

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Business as usual! At Birdsall & Snowball, Scarborough & Filey offices we are adhering to the government guidelines in relation to Covid-19. Although our front doors are closed at our Scarborough and Filey offices, we are still working hard on your matters.  We are limiting visitors to our offices by offering face to face meetings on an appointments only basis to protect both you and us. We are still offering telephone appointments and are contactable by telephone, email and post: Scarborough office: 01723 351351,, 10 York Place, Scarborough, YO11 2NU; Filey office: 01723 515151,, 12 West Avenue, Filey, YO14 9AA. If you reach our answerphone please leave a voice message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.  

With regard to Stamp Duty, a higher rate is payable when an additional residential property is purchased in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. The higher rates apply even if your other residential properties are outside any of these countries. HMRC state “You also need to pay the higher rates if you don’t own a residential property and buy at least 2 residential properties at the same time”. For more information visit: A handy Stamp duty calculator can be found at: First Time Buyer Stamp Duty Land Tax guidance can be found at: