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Landlords, should you have a HMO Licence?
Landlords, should you have a HMO Licence?

As most landlords know, under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, a landlord may serve a section 21 notice on an assured shorthold tenant giving a minimum two months’ notice that they intend to...

The Office of the Public Guardian - Reduced Registration Fees
The Office of the Public Guardian - Reduced Registration Fees

Its official, The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) have issued a press release regarding a reduction in registration fees for both lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Enduring Powers of Attorney...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Then what…Having been offered the job I went back to revising for my finals and put the whole growing up and getting a job drama to the back of my mind. My final exam, the Law of Trusts,...

The Marriage Statistics
The Marriage Statistics

The Marriage Statistics for 2014 (the latest year for which they are available) have been published by the Office for National Statistics and show that the marriage rate has increased overall...

Why review your Will?
Why review your Will?

A Will, once signed, should not be considered set in stone. It is important to review its contents on a regular basis to ensure that it still meets the desired needs and objectives. This is most...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

The interview I rocked up to interview in my very best bodycon skirt and blazer. I waited nervously in reception and flicked through the various publications about Pardoes in the hope something...

‘I don’t need a Will, because everything I have will pass to my common-law husband or wife…’
‘I don’t need a Will, because everything I have will pass to my common-law...

There are approximately 5.9 million cohabiting couples in the United Kingdom and according to the British Social Attitudes Survey in 2006, approximately 58% of those surveyed believed that long-term...

Think before you give your home to your children
Think before you give your home to your children

‘IF I GIVE MY HOUSE TO MY CHILDREN NOW, I WON’T HAVE TO PAY CARE HOME FEES…’ As Solicitors, we are often asked if it is possible to transfer a house to a Client’s...

 The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

The prep So there I was, extremely excited about my interview, had called my mum – it was extremely important information! Then it hit me, I hadn’t had an interview in 3 years. My last...

When a dispute arises between parents about their children.
When a dispute arises between parents about their children.

When couples separate or divorce, the emotional and financial trauma of this experience significantly impacts all those involved. Sadly many children are caught up in the effect of the breakdown of...