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 or by calling us on 0800 302 9448. This offer of support runs throughout January.

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Let's talk legal

Pictons to host Free Legal Consultations at NatWest, Milton Keynes

  Pictons will be running a pop-up legal advice centre within the Milton Keynes branch of NatWest,  Unit 164, 166 Midsummer Blvd, Centre, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BA. The event will take place on the 12th of January between 10am and 2pm. Anyone will be able to pop in for an initial consultation with one of…

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Luton Town Business Club

Pictons Host Quiz for Luton Town Business Club

  Pictons were delighted to present a fun legal quiz at a recent meeting of the Luton Town Business Club at Kenilworth Road. The quiz was light-hearted and tested the legal knowledge of the 45 plus attendees. Topics covered included wills, divorce, co habitation and business law. The content was well received by Business Club…

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the Probate Process

The Death of a Relative and the Probate Process

  Coping with the death of a relative can be a stressful and emotional time. Hopefully, the following will be helpful to those who may be dealing with such issues, perhaps for the first time. This breakdown simplifies some of the process and includes guidance from the organisations you will need to deal with such…

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Marriage and Planning your Future Together

  A marriage is a joyful occasion that comes with a legal bond between two people who commit themselves to each other. But as many people will know, it typically involves a great deal of planning to ensure the day itself runs smoothly. As part of that planning there are quite a few aspects that…

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commercial leases

Trends in Commercial Leases

  The commercial real estate sector has experienced significant changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As businesses adapted to remote work and fluctuating economic conditions, the landscape of commercial leases in the UK has undergone a transformation. The pandemic has reinforced the importance of flexibility in commercial leases. With the uncertainty of the business…

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