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Legal Updates

What Happens if my Spouse Ignores the Divorce Petition?

What Happens if my Spouse Ignores the Divorce Petition?

Can I Still Proceed? Many people are often concerned that their spouse will ignore the Divorce Petition to try to delay or stop the Divorce. Thankfully, for the majority of people, this is often…

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What is the Value of Financial Advice?

We invited Ian Porter, Financial Advisor and Director of Roberts Clifford Wealth Management, to write a guest blog and share his thoughts on the value of seeking financial advice.

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Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility means ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent has for a child’. It includes, but is not limited to: The duty to care and provide a…

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We are LGBTQ+ Friendly Solicitors

An LGBTQ+ friendly solicitor is a solicitor that has experience in advising clients who identify as being part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community.

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Redundancy Rights

With the Government’s furlough scheme (‘the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) coming to an end on 31 October,  there has been much speculation in the media that this will lead to a surge in redundancies….

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Are The Courts Still Hearing Cases Remotely?

Remote Hearings will continue for the time being. There are a number of Courts that remain open for those Hearings that are not considered appropriate for remote Hearings.

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The Pitfalls of Applying for a Divorce Without Legal Assistance

The Pitfalls of Applying for a Divorce Without Legal Assistance

One of the questions I often get asked as a family lawyer is, ‘can you get divorced without using a solicitor’?
It is possible to apply for a divorce using the Court Service’s online procedure. However, doing so without the benefit of legal advice and assistance can cause more problems than it solves.

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Unusual Applications For a Grant of Probate

Author: Faye Harlow Smith. Solicitor, LLB (Hons) Our private client department has a wealth of experience of making applications to the Probate Registry in unusual or tricky situations so if you are trying to…

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Buying and Selling a Business

Settlement Agreements

Author: Jacqueline Penfold. Litigation and Employment, Partner What is a Settlement Agreement? A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract entered into between an employer and an employee. Normally, the employer pays a sum…

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Step-Parents and Parental Responsibility

Author: Carolyn Richards. Associate Solicitor, LLB (Hons). Carolyn is a specialist family law Solicitor and offers a free initial interview to give general advice and guidance and to discuss the options available to you….

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