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Inheritance disputes on the increase.

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Author: Amanda Melton

Today,  The Times reported an increase in the number of Inheritance Act claims – a 47% rise from 2018.    Inheritance...

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Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!

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Author: Paul Brampton

Claims that adjudicators lack jurisdiction are commonly deployed by respondents in adjudications.  Often on the basis that disputes have not...

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Divorce Tourism – In which country should I issue my divorce?

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Author: Sarah Forster

On 1 July 2020, the Supreme Court, the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, gave a...

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‘No Fault’ Divorce – A Welcome Change

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Author: Kate Ryan

One of the biggest changes to our divorce laws certainly since the law relating to Civil Partnerships was brought in...

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Is now the time to draft or renew your nuptial agreement?

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Author: Charlotte Southworth

For many, lockdown has provided an opportunity to catch up with life admin and whilst the pace of life might...

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Wills accreditation

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Author: Linda Blay

An independent review of legal services carried out by Professor Stephen Mayson has recommended that all Will writers (including solicitors)...

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Child Maintenance – Single mothers launch legal action against DWP

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Author: Jolene Hutchison

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Author: Yasmin Kibble

This week there was an article in The Independent newspaper stating that four single mothers have filed a lawsuit against...

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Planning permissions given a new lease of life

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Author: Paul Brampton

Unless a planning permission states otherwise, it will expire after 3 years, within which time construction has to begin. Numerous...

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The Family Court and Covid-19

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Author: Yasmin Kibble

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Author: Jolene Hutchison

Earlier this month Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, published guidance on ‘The Road Ahead’ for the Family...

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Challenging a Will

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Author: Linda Blay

There have been many high profile cases over the years where disappointed beneficiaries have brought a claim against an Estate...

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Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] UKSC 25

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Author: Paul Brampton

Q: Can an insolvent company adjudicate to claim sums? A: The Supreme Court says “yes it can”. On 17 June...

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A welcome development for businesses – Government helps businesses access trade credit insurance

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Author: Paul Brampton

On 4 June 2020 the Government announced a temporary, government-backed, reinsurance scheme to help businesses access trade credit insurance as...

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