SDLT - a reminder about the good news for first time buyers!

10 Jan 2018

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable when you purchase property. However the Autumn Budget last year delivered some very good news for first time buyers...

On 22 November 2017 a new relief came into effect meaning that first time buyers are not liable to SDLT when purchasing a property with a purchase price of less than £300,000. This reduces the upfront costs that are needed when purchasing a property, making it easier for first time buyers to get on the property ladder.

In brief, the relief applies when:

The best NY's resolution you will ever make...

08 Jan 2018

2018 - a fresh opportunity to do those jobs that haven’t quite made it to the top of the to-do list yet. Arguably one of the best New Year’s Resolutions anyone could make would be to update their existing Will or, if no Will exists, to have one drawn up by a solicitor. Here are some commonly-asked questions around the subject of Wills:


What if I don’t have a Will?

If you don’t have a valid Will, you die ‘intestate’. The statutory Intestacy Rules would apply to your estate and you can’t select who inherits your assets.

Announcement of our title sponsorship of Norfolk Food & Drink

06 Dec 2017

We are over the moon to confirm that we will join Adnams as title sponsors of Norfolk Food & Drink in 2018. Click here to read all about it!

EDP Special Edition - Celebrating Women in Norfolk

30 Nov 2017

We were really pleased to sponsor the EDP's recent special edition, 'Celebrating Women'. Click here to read articles by our senior partner Jane Anderson and solicitor Naomi Newell.

There is also mention of our sponsorship of the Norfolk Care Awards, a fantastic event which celebrates everyone who works in the care sector in our county - and which takes place in February next year. 

Eastern Daily Press article - 'pop-up' shops

30 Nov 2017

Click here to read partner Caroline Linsdell's article on pop-up shops, as featured in the Eastern Daily Press commercial property supplement.

LIGHT BYTE - What it means to be an executor

20 Nov 2017

In this issue of Light Byte, Executive Sarah Mace (F.INST.PA) considers what it means to be an executor of a Will.

LIGHT BYTE - Inheritance Tax

10 Nov 2017

In this issue of Light Byte, solicitor Claire Roberts explains some of the intricacies of Inheritance Tax

LIGHT BYTE - Court of Protection

20 Oct 2017

In this issue of Light Byte, Executive Lorraine Spelman (A.INST.PA) from our private client team explains what the Court of Protection does.


Solicitor Naomi Newell voted Junior Lawyer of the Year

06 Oct 2017

The Norfolk & Norwich Law Society recently held its annual dinner and excellence awards, which saw over 300 guests from the local legal community congregating at the Open venue in Norwich city centre. 

Introducing our new trainee solicitor, Juliet Farrington-Breeze...

02 Oct 2017

Hi all! 

I’m Juliet, a new trainee solicitor at Cozens-Hardy. Although it is not often I am stumped for words, when it comes to writing about myself I’m sat here thinking ‘what can I say!?’, so here’s just a little bit about me: 


To find out more, call us on: 01603 625231