Is it better to arbitrate than litigate?

Arbitration can be used to resolve financial disputes and disputes concerning children and offers an alternative route to Court proceedings which are often lengthy and expensive. The process is usually faster and offers greater flexibility and privacy. The Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood and his estranged wife turned to arbitration to settle their financial…

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Landlord and Business Owners Seminar

Despite uncertain times it is expected that the buy to let market will grow.  Join us on the 27th November where we and a panel of industry experts will share expertise and insights into the buy to let market, including topics such as finance structuring, funding solutions and landlord obligations. This seminar is aimed at…

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Probate fee increases dropped but probate backlog continues

There was good news this week when it was announced that the awaited increase in probate fees had finally been scrapped. Under new proposals, due to come into force earlier this year, probate fees would have increased to up to £6,000, depending on the value of the estate.  The current fee is £155 (or £215…

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Less debt, more cash

Cash is king in any business, we all know that. But how do you ensure that you are paid (and on time) for work you have carried out or for goods you have supplied.  This article will equip you with some of the tools needed to help minimise, or even eradicate, bad debt in your…

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BOOK IN FOR A FREE FAMILY LAW ADVICE SESSION

Do you or someone you know need advice relating to a family issue? Whether it relates to your marriage, cohabitation, children or finances we are here to help. During the week of the 23rd September our Family Law team will be offering free advice sessions of up to 30 minutes. An appointment will be necessary…

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Thinking of buying a property in more than one name?

Buying a property is a big commitment and there are many important decisions to be made throughout the process. One of them is how the property is going to be owned if there is to be more than one owner. Maybe you are buying a property with a loved one? If so, this is an…

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Don’t forget about the pension

Whilst many couples deal with the division of the equity in their house, bank accounts and contents when their relationship breaks down they often forget about the pension, or ignore it because they do not think they are entitled to it. It is important that you do not forget the pension as in many cases…

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Property Law: Legal Jargon explained

  In this article, Paul Stone a member of the Property Team explains some of the more common terms encountered in the world of Property When you decide to purchase or sell a property, it is common to encounter words and descriptions that seemingly appear to be in a different language. This may be seen…

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Is Gazumping back on the rise

Your offer has been accepted on your dream home, the solicitor has been instructed and you’ve already started scouring the internet for design inspiration and furniture ideas when, like a bolt out of the blue, your solicitor calls you to say the seller has had a better offer and they won’t be selling to you….

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Nesta’s top tips for start-up companies

More often than not those staring up a company often begin on a scrap piece of paper which can lead to an unsophisticated early existence with little time to worry about the more essential legal requirements. Consequently, later on when you begin to raise money or enter into large commercial agreements, these overlooked points can…

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