Legal Updates

Is a Tenant responsible for repairs and maintenance in commercial property?

If you are an existing business owner who operates from leased business premises, then you should be only too aware of the extent of your repairing obligations under your lease. If you are setting…

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collaborative law

The Collaborative Approach (Mediation with Representation)

As you may be aware, when couples separate, they cannot instruct one family lawyer to assist them reach an agreement. If couples wish to seek legal advice following separation, they each have to take…

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Who died first? – Daughter misses out on inheritance due to little known legal rule

In a recent case invovling an elderly couple found dead in their home, a little known legal rule centering around who died first has resulted in the wife’s daughter taking the entire joint estate,…

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Contesting a Will

Making Sense of Contentious Probate

In recent years Solicitors have seen a significant rise in disputes relating to Wills and probate. This increase is thought to be due in large part to changes in society including: The increase in…

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Litigation Solicitors

Strategic Land Development – Option and Promotion Agreements

With an ever-increasing demand for new housing, it is a fruitful time for landowners considering their options for the future use of their land. Whether approached directly by a developer already, or if weighing…

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Pensions and Divorce

Pensions can sometimes be overlooked by divorcing couples in divorce settlements. However, in some cases, pensions may be one of the most valuable assets available to you and your spouse (sometimes worth more than…

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Personal Welfare Deputies – Can parents be appointed for adult children?

The Court of Protection has recently provided new guidance which may make it easier for parents to be appointed as their adult child’s Personal Welfare Deputy, in circumstances where they suffer from Learning Difficulties….

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No fault divorces – Is it finally the end of the blame game?

The government has confirmed that divorce law in England and Wales may finally be changed to introduce ‘no fault’ divorces. Family law practitioners have been campaigning for this much needed change to the law…

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Sellers Beware – New rules for Capital Gains Tax on the sale of property

New Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules which are due to take effect in April 2020 will have a dramatic impact on those looking to sell or dispose of certain properties in the UK. CGT…

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Challenging the validity of a Will

Losing someone close is difficult, there are a myriad of emotions you may go through and practical issues to sort out.  This already difficult time may be compounded if you find your loved one’s…

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