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Answering questions around intestacy

12 Jun 2019

Partner Michelle Collins answers some questions around the subject of intestacy (if you die without a Will).

Coming full circle - the death of Section 21 Notices?

12 Jun 2019

Senior Solicitor Gary Leverett considers the government's proposal to abolish the Section 21 Notice procedure.

Commercial leases and rights to renew

04 Jun 2019

Partner Caroline Linsdell considers the rights to renew on commercial leases.

Deputyship Orders

16 May 2019

Paige George, an executive in our private client department, answers some questions about 'Deputyship' Orders...

What is collaborative law?

15 May 2019

Our Senior Partner, Jane Anderson, explains the benefits of the collaborative process in family law...

The Tenant Fees Act - effective 1 June 2019

13 May 2019

Gary Leverett, a Senior Solicitor in our Disputes team, looks at the Tenant Fees Act which initially comes into Effect on 1 June this year...

Buying a home - the process

13 May 2019

The whole process of buying a property is known as 'conveyancing'. For most of us this purchase is the most important legal transaction - and the largest financial commitment - of our lives. It is also potentially one of the most stressful experiences you can have, so it makes sense to ensure you have experienced legal advice on your side.​

Selling or buying a property? How we can make the difference...

09 Apr 2019

Anna Farquharson, Partner in our Residential Conveyancing department, explains how her department can make a real difference to your house move...

Life Interest Will Trusts - a safeguard against care home fees?

09 Apr 2019

Michelle Collins, Partner and head of our Private Client department, explains why a Life Interest Will Trust could help safeguard against care home fees.

The advancement of medicine, coupled with the fact that our population is living longer than ever, makes the subject of care home fees and later life planning more crucial than ever.  

No-Fault Divorce - to become a reality

08 Apr 2019

Heard about the 'No-Fault Divorce'? Solicitor Sophie Smith from our Family department explains all...

At present, a person who wishes to divorce their husband or wife is forced to blame the other party for the marriage breakdown on the grounds of ‘unreasonable behaviour’, adultery or desertion, or else prove that they have been separated for at least two years. This is the case even if the decision to separate is mutual. If the other party contests the divorce, and ‘fault’ cannot be proved, then couples have to wait five years before a divorce is granted.  

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