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Commercial Leases and Dilapidations

Commercial Leases and Dilapidations

  Many businesses enter into a commercial lease in relation to business premises. The original lease will have various clauses (that should normally be checked by a solicitor prior to signing) and may well include wording relating to what happens when the lease is terminated. One of the normal clauses relates to the tenant having…

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Katy Armitage

Pictons Sponsor Top Triathlete Katy Armitage

  Pictons are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring GB triathlete, Katy Armitage, for the upcoming European Sprint Triathlon Championships. Katy grew up in Luton and has had a meteoric rise to the top of her sport, having only taken up Triathlon just three years ago. In 2022, Katy finished in second place…

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Intellectual Property

Protecting the Intellectual Property in your business

  Pretty much any organisation has Intellectual Property (IP) assets. These range from the business name itself, through to the organisation’s databases and products. An organisation’s unique IP assets can form the basis of competitive advantage over competitors, help generate long-term growth and attract investment. As such, Intellectual Property can have substantial value, yet many…

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protecting assets in a second marriage

Protecting assets in a second marriage

  The need to protect assets in a second marriage is a common concern for couples. This can particularly be the case for later life remarriages. Mature couples entering a second marriage are likely to have a range of existing assets, whether property, savings & investments or even a family business. It is important for…

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Pictons Newsletter

Pictons Newsletter April 2024

  Welcome to the Pictons Newsletter for April 2024, offering a selection of brief yet informative articles as well as news about our firm. We hope you find the content to be useful. Click here if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter. 

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Joint Divorce

Should You Consider a Joint Divorce?

  Following the introduction of no fault divorce law in April 2022, it is now possible for both parties in the divorce to be the ‘applicant’ in the divorce process. Fundamentally there is no difference to the end result however, the process for applying jointly is somewhat different. The changes have been broadly welcomed by…

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Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart Joins Pictons as an Associate

  Pictons is delighted to announce that Rebecca Stewart has joined as a FCILEX Associate. Rebecca is widely respected with an extensive knowledge in the field of family law. Having launched her legal career in 2012, she qualified as a fellow in 2018 and now joins Pictons as an Associate. She has also been identified…

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Divorce and separation

Divorce and separation – a changing landscape

  The Divorce, Dissolution, and Separation Act 2020 reformed the legal requirements for divorce. Previously there were five facts that could be used to rely on the ground for a divorce. The new legislation has removed that requirement, leading to what we as practitioners refer to as a “no fault divorce”. This removes any “finger…

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let's talk legal

Pictons Host ‘Let’s Talk Legal’ Drop-In Session at NatWest, Milton Keynes

  Pictons recently held a ‘Let’s Talk Legal’ drop in session at the Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes branch of NatWest bank. Visitors to the branch were able to access free initial advice for both commercial and private client law matters. Attending on behalf of Pictons were Sukh Saini and Lydia Mills. Commenting on the event…

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free family law consultations

Free Family Law Consultations in January

  Pictons are delighted to make available free 20 minute telephone consultations to individuals who have a family law issue they would like to discuss with a specialist lawyer. In the first instance please contact our team via e-mail info@pictons.co.uk or by calling us on 0800 302 9448. This offer of support runs throughout January.

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