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Gifts and Inheritance: What You Should Know

Our Managing Director David Edwards has over 30 years’ experience in helping clients manage their assets and plan their estates to protect themselves and their loved ones. In this blog, he answers your most frequently asked questions on how gifts can affect inheritance. Need urgent…

Moving house during lockdown

After seven weeks of property lockdown, the government has updated the regulations around viewing, purchasing, and selling property in England. With nearly half a million property transactions unable to progress during lockdown, the easing of these rules has provided relief and a sense of a…

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which someone names another person to make decisions on their behalf and to sign documents for them. There are different sorts of Power of Attorney. The Powers of Attorney Act 1971 set out the rules for…

Couples’ Financial Affairs

News outlets have been rife with speculation about the impact of coronavirus upon divorce rates. Articles have reported that child custody fights are on the rise, as are challenges over financial settlements as households are hit by the current pandemic. While Covid-19 divorce rates have…

COVID-19 and seeing your children

The Stay at Home Rules announced by Boris Johnson on 23 March 2020 were met with confusion and worry by many separated parents, who were unsure of the best steps to take and whether they would still be able to share care of their children.…

Just got engaged? What to do next

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now what? An engagement is such an exciting time, and many couples can’t wait to start planning their wedding. There are important decisions to be made around wedding planners, guest lists, and table plans – but many new couples make the mistake…

Trapped in your Commercial Lease?

Our commercial property solicitors can help. When the UK voted to leave the EU, the European Medicines Agency decided to move from their Canary Wharf premises to new headquarters in Amsterdam. In an attempt to withdraw from their 25-year Lease, the EMA tried to argue that Brexit…

Franklin family dispute

Fight over the soul singer’s estate demonstrates why it is so important to create a valid Will When Aretha Franklin passed away in August of last year, she left behind not only a legacy of timeless music, but a multi-million-dollar estate, and four adult sons.…

Who has a claim to the family home?

Cohabitation Dispute Solicitors Last year Resolution reported that 1 in 8 couples – over 6 million people – were living together in the UK without being married or in a civil partnership. It is more common than ever for couples to take their time before…

No-Fault Divorce: end of the blame game?

This article was published before the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. You no longer need to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down due to unreasonable behaviour, adultery, desertion, two years’ separation with consent or five years’ separation. For more…

Do you think you were mis-sold a pension?

This up-coming judgement might affect your future pension claim. It has been a year since judgement was reserved on the matter of Russell Adams v Carey Pensions (UK) LLP, High Court (Ch).