Legal Updates

Application for Alternative Service of Divorce Application

What contact details must be included in a Divorce Application? In a Divorce Application the Applicant (i.e. the person bringing the proceedings) must include in the Application an email address (if this is known)…

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Can I Still Obtain a Divorce If My Spouse Does Not Have Capacity?

Can I Still Obtain a Divorce If My Spouse Does Not Have Capacity?

When does a person lack capacity? A person lacks capacity in relation to a matter if at the material time he is unable to make a decision for himself in relation to the matter…

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What is the Effect of Severing a Joint Tenancy?

What is the Effect of Severing a Joint Tenancy?

There are two ways in which property can be jointly owned – as Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common. Joint Tenants If you hold the property as Joint Tenants this means that you each…

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Money Laundering Checks – Why do you ask so many questions?

As a result of a huge volume of property transactions in the UK every day vast sums of money are being transferred and this means the property industry can be a target for money…

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What is Fraudulent Calumny?

Contesting the Will of a loved one can be a complex and emotionally difficult process. This is especially true when there are suspicions of undue influence or manipulation. Among the various legal grounds for…

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Leasehold Ownership – Take it or Lease it

What is a leasehold property? If you buy a property that is leasehold you own the property (you are the leaseholder) but you do not own the building or the land it is built…

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Conveyancing Myth Busters No. 3

“Searches cost a lot of money!  Do I really need them?” If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage in most cases lenders will require certain property searches to be…

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SFE now Lifetime Lawyers

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) has changed its name to The Association of Lifetime Lawyers. The change comes as a rebrand to include solicitors who specialise in legal advice for the elderly and legal…

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Conveyancing Myth Busters No.2

“Stamp Duty Land Tax has to be paid by everyone” Stamp Duty Land Tax (often referred to as SDLT) is a property tax imposed by the Government that is payable when property is purchased. …

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Conveyancing Myth Busters No. 1

“It all takes too long!!” The fact that solicitors can send letters and documents by e-mail helps transactions to be undertaken faster than they have ever been. The advent of the internet has undoubtedly…

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