Verisona Law are joining together with a leading local charity in June to encourage people to get their affairs in order by making their wills. During Rowans Hospice’s Make-a-Will Fortnight 2018, which runs between Monday 4th and Friday 15th June, we have agreed to waive our fees for writing simple wills in return for donations to the Hospice, which helps people with life-limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
International payment processor Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate biometric security that will use selfies, fingerprints or voice records to approve purchases in the drive against fraud.
In the first six months of 2017, over £500 million in attempted card fraud was prevented, with actual fraud losses coming in at just under £290 million1. And while the figures were 11% lower than the same period in 2016, following coordinated action by financial institutions and the police, tackling fraud remains a top priority for the sector.
On 15th March 2017 the Supreme Court reached a final decision in the above case. This is a landmark case, as it is the first case of it’s kind (concerning the Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act 1975) to reach the Supreme Court, being the highest court in the land.
The annual celebration of Portsmouth’s community of property professionals which took place at The Royal Maritime Club at the end of last month has been heralded a great success by organisers, guests and sponsor Verisona Law.
On Friday 24th February, over 200 people representing surveyors, estate agents, professional services and property developers gathered in the Trafalgar Ballroom of The Royal Maritime Club for the Portsmouth Property Association’s Annual Charity Dinner.
Dressed in black tie and evening dress, assembled guests including the Lord Mayor Councillor David Fuller, enjoyed a three course meal and a variety of speeches, including a highly entertaining address from Guest Speaker, The Right Honourable Michael Portillo.
The evening also raised over £4,600 for twelve local charities including the Portsmouth Autism Support Network, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth Neonatal Unit and the Portsmouth Family Welfare Association.
‘The PPA Charity Dinner is always a great opportunity for members of the local property industry to get together before the year starts to get busy,’ says Michael Dyer, Chairman and Head of Corporate & Commercial at Verisona Law.
‘2017 is going to be an interesting year as the process of Brexit begins, so never has there been a more important time for associations such as the PPA to come together and share thoughts, experience and advice.’