Category: General

What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

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How do you know if you have a good solicitor?

How can we know if a solicitor or law firm is best appropriate for us and our particular circumstances? Here are our thoughts.

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Christmas is coming. It’s time to think tinsel, turkey and tact.

There – we said it! Christmas is coming.  Now a mere six weeks away Christmas brings joy and happiness as we all come together and spend time together as a family, often for the first time in a very long time.  For some of us though, it’s not all sparkle and smiles.  Spending an extended […]

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What is Litigation?

We’re often told that the law is confusing and so have written several blogs explaining the underlying process for various aspects of the legal services profession.  One of the most common areas that we’re asked about is litigation.  So here, it’s about time we answered the question we’re so frequently asked – What is Litigation? […]

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Can a probate dispute be mediated?

When it comes to probate disputes, they’re now synonymous with long and arduous court proceedings. Not only can the process take time, it can also be emotionally draining as years of concealed feelings finally make themselves known. Can we avoid this torture for all parties? According to some experts, destructive litigation may be avoidable with […]

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Do step-parents have parental rights over their step-children?

In many families you will find step-parents. Sadly though, step-parents get precious few rights in relation to each child, legally. Step-parents frequently have an important role in the life of the child. Since they are involved in the day to day minutiae of a child’s life, living and caring for the child. Also step-parents help […]

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What Happens When Your Employer Goes Insolvent?

While many holidaymakers were stranded abroad in what was described as the biggest peace-time repatriation in British history, and still more face losing their holiday or their money, arguably the biggest losers are those employed by fallen travel giant Thomas Cook. Thousands of staff members at the beleaguered firm arrived for work only to be […]

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From pre-nups to pet-nups!

Earlier this year a pet insurer survey showed that a quarter of all divorces feature custody battles over dogs.  To many, this may seem ridiculous, but to those who have them, a dog or indeed any pet is very much a core part of the family. And whilst many owners treat them like children, in […]

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Proroguing of parliament slows down the Domestic Abuse Bill

On the 21st January 2019, the British government put its promises to counteract domestic abuse into action, announcing the draft of the Domestic Abuse Bill. The bill contains a wide range of proposed changes to current laws around domestic violence. The focus is on, not only prohibiting domestic violence, but also protecting the victims of […]

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How can landlords defend disrepair claims made by their tenants?

Under Section 11 of the Housing Act 1987, all landlords have obligations to maintain the condition of a property and make sure it is in good repair. Specifically, you will be responsible for: The property’s exterior and structureInstallations to supply water heating and heating of spacesInstallations related to the property and communal areasInstallations to supply […]

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