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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TO PRE-NUP OR NOT TO PRE-NUP?

It can be awkward to discuss a pre-nup with the love of your life after you’ve made the decision to spend the rest of your lives together. There’s no easy way to broach the topic because whichever way you try and look at it, it may be perceived that you think your partner is after…

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019

Over half of the population now rent in the private sector due to a rise in property prices. In a time when buying a property requires savings built up over many years, renting a property can be a more achievable alternative. According to the Department for Work and Pensions the number of people privately renting…

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A Brief Guide to Regaining Possession of your Property

Providing  the agreement is not for a fixed  term of more than 3 years, a Tenancy Agreement does not need to be in writing. The terms can be agreed between the parties orally with certain terms implied into the agreement, for example the Landlord’s obligation to repair the property. Subject to some exceptions and criteria…

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GOING IT ALONE IN THE FAMILY COURT

  A litigant in person is someone who represents themselves within Court proceedings instead of instructing a solicitor or barrister. In recent times there has been an increase in litigants in person in Court proceedings, often led to believe that they must represent themselves because legal representation is unaffordable. A report entitled ‘Standing Alone: going…

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