Legal Updates

Supporting your children after separation

If you have separated or are thinking about separating from your spouse or partner, one of your biggest worries is likely to be the impact this will have on your children. However, the way…

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Have you checked your Wills?

In the UK, Will writing is an unregulated profession which means that anybody can write a Will.  With many Will Writing companies selling Wills and Powers of Attorney, it is more important than ever…

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My Bill is how much

Freehold, but not as you know it

When you are looking to buy a home most people know the basic differences between freehold and leasehold and are aware that with leasehold properties you pay an annual service charge and, in most…

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Buying and Selling a Business

Lease vs. Licence – what is best?

Commercial landlords looking to rent out their property can do so in a number of ways. Deciding the best means of renting out your property will depend on the circumstances and requirements for each…

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Common Law Myth

The Common Law Myth

An increasing number of people choose to cohabit rather than marry. Worryingly a number of these people mistakenly believe that ‘common law marriages’ exist. According to Resolution, nearly half of couples who live together…

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Help to Buy

Help to Buy: How does it work?

Help to Buy schemes have been around for a number of years.  These allow you to put down a reduced deposit, generally 5%, and also receive a contribution toward the cost of the Property…

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Unfair Dismissal

A Short Guide to Unfair Dismissal

Every eligible employee has a statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed pursuant to section 94 of the Employment Rights Act 1996. It is important the employer has a good reason for the dismissal…

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Is a Tenant Responsible for repairs and maintenance

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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Commorientes Rule

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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