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‘Digital Divorce’ - Beware the Pitfalls

01 Mar 2019

In May last year, it was announced that couples who want to begin divorce proceedings can now do so online, with the introduction of the fully 'digital divorce'. This means that rather than having to wade through a lengthy paper divorce petition, a Petitioner in a divorce can submit the paperwork online, as well as pay the Court fee. This is part of the government’s efforts to simplify the divorce process, making it more accessible to those wanting to divorce, and in turn, hopefully reducing some of the stress and worry for those involved.

Commercial landlords - so you want to sell up?

28 Feb 2019

Partner Caroline Linsdell offers advice to commercial landlords who want to dispose of their freehold interest in a property.

Executive Paige George appointed ambassador for local youth charity

28 Feb 2019

We are pleased to announce that Paige George has been appointed as OPEN Youth Trust's first ever Business Ambassador. 

Shortlisted Paralegal of the Year

14 Feb 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Executive Paige George, who works in our private client department, has been shortlisted in the Paralegal of the Year category in the National Paralegal Awards 2019.

The winner will be announced at the Gala Final on 29 March 2019 at the Mayfair Hotel in London.

Well done Paige! 

 

Commercial Landlords - know your rights!

30 Jan 2019

Partner Dan Evans considers your rights as a landlord if your tenant wants to leave…

As it has been well publicised in the press, times are tough. Well-established operators are taking the decision to close shops, leaving landlords in potentially tricky positions. In Norwich, high profile operators such as Toys R Us and Jamie’s Italian have taken decisions to close their doors.  With some tenants looking to leave, landlords need to know their rights.

If a tenant wants to vacate their property during their lease term, then this is normally done in one of three ways.  

Dementia Friendly Norfolk Guide

28 Jan 2019

We are really pleased to support the 2019 Dementia Friendly Norfolk Guide, which you can access online here.

This practical guide to living with dementia in Norfolk is published in association with the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance and distributed via various organisations including Norfolk County Council, local hospitals, Age UK, Alzheimers' Society offices, Admiral Nurses and Dementia Friendly communities.

A new face in our residential property department

16 Jan 2019

A very warm welcome to experienced Graduate Legal Executive, Georgie Harrington, who has joined our residential property team.

Georgie deals with all types of residential conveyancing – freehold/leasehold sale and purchases, transfers of equity, new build transactions, acquisitions of land, re-mortgages, right to buy purchases and company purchases.

Overage

30 Nov 2018

Dan Evans, partner, considers whether Overage is a sensible option or an unnecessary complication…

2018 Norfolk Business Awards

29 Nov 2018

The annual Norfolk Business awards celebrate the very best of our county's companies and the people who drive them. We were very pleased to sponsor the Small Business award this year, which was won by Indigo Swan.

You can click on the image to read the full Awards supplement. And we echo the words of John Dye, managing director of the Business of the Year, who confessed that seeing so many wonderful Norfolk businesses had been 'eye-opening'.

Well done to all the category winners!

Environmental, Social and Governance Policy

05 Nov 2018

Environmental, Social and Governance Policy (ESG) may not crop up in most people’s daily conversations, but it is something which is relevant to all of us, in one way or another.

ESG looks at the question of sustainability and the ethical and social impact of any investment. Properties which are let to tenants who fall short of the ESG principles could have a lower valuation than other properties which have a high ESG rating. Companies can create value simply by increasing their ESG score.

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