Cohabitation Agreements

The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements

  In the UK it would appear that marriage rates are declining. The office for National Statistics stated that for 2020 ‘marriage rates have fallen to their lowest on record. For men, there were 7.4 marriages per 1,000 men not in a legal partnership compared with 19.1 in 2019; for women, there were 7.0 marriages…

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mediation in divorce

The pros and cons of mediation in divorce cases

  Recently, the Ministry of Justice put forward proposals to legally enforce mediation on parents who are separating. The proposals introduce a new power for judges to order divorcing parents to make reasonable attempts in mediation. Couples could face fines for refusing mediation. The family court system is currently overburdened and enforced mediation may help…

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Robert Males

Robert Males Joins Pictons as a Consultant

  The highly experienced and widely respected Robert Males has joined Pictons as a consultant. Robert brings with him a wealth of knowledge that includes; dispute resolution, employment, non-contentious commercial matters, contentious probate and insolvency. He has enjoyed a varied career that ranges from operating as a Managing Partner for a firm with operations in…

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pictons strategy day

Pictons Team Gather for Strategy Day

  The Pictons team recently gathered at the excellent Rothamsted Conference Centre in Harpenden to discuss the strategy for the firm in the coming year. A productive session saw the team utilise a range of strategic planning tools in order to generate a list of objectives for implementation in the coming 12 months. Commenting on…

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meet the expert

Pictons host second ‘Meet the Expert’ event

  Pictons were delighted to welcome friends of the Firm to our second ‘Meet the Expert’ event in Milton Keynes. Our guest expert speaker Hiep Do of Nebula Ltd, delivered an informative snap shot into process and change management within professional services. Giving key examples of how such projects can be managed eliminating risks and…

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contesting probate

Contesting a probate is back in the news

  Once again the contents of a high profile will and the validity of it, is being openly questioned. Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis Presley, has made a legal challenge to the validity of their late daughter, Lisa Marie Presley’s will. The contest seems to focus on a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s will…

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An Interview with Grace - Our Apprentice Solicitor

An Interview with Grace, Our Apprentice Solicitor

  It’s National Apprenticeship Week so we caught up with Pictons very own Solicitor Apprentice, Grace Roe to see how her year has progressed and her thoughts for the coming year. Grace how has the last year panned out for you in terms of your role as a solicitor apprentice? I believe I have progressed…

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Pictons Newsletter

Pictons Newsletter January 2023

  Welcome to the Pictons Newsletter for January 2023, 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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Big Hike in Divorce Cases in January

Big Hike in Divorce Cases in January

  The end of the winter festive season can see couples deciding that their relationship has broken down to such an extent that they are best served by divorce. The pandemic may have delayed some activity in this respect but news sources suggest that January 2023 is showing a spike in couples seeking help from…

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seasons greetings

Season’s Greetings

  As the year comes to a close we would like to wish all our clients, staff and friends the happiest of season’s greetings. It has been a busy year for us with the successful introduction of some major IT infrastructure upgrades, welcoming several talented new team members and the refurbishment of our Tring office. …

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