Abatement has four stances:
– Commerce: a reduction in the amount of a bill due to factors such as demurrage, overtime penalty, or rent.
– Environment: to reduce or eliminate polluting or hazardous substances. This is done by removing them or considering a new plan of more efficient waste management.
– Legal: A court decision that is suspended, or simply closing the case before the final decision is reached.
– Taxation: A rebate given under special circumstances such as in aftermath of natural disasters.


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Rachel is an accredited member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, and joined the firm as a trainee in 1991. She initially worked within our Litigation Department where she gained considerable experience in dealing with contentious matters such as disputes over Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. As well as preparing the aforementioned, she deals with Estate Administration and Court of Protection orders.

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