Big win for leaseholders

In the summer of 2019, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) began investigating potential breaches of consumer protection law in the leasehold housing market. In particular, the CMA was concerned about the potential mis-selling of leasehold properties and onerous and unfair contract terms in relation to ground rents, service charges and fees charged for consents … Continue reading Big win for leaseholders

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO – PART 2

This is an update on the original blog of 5 February 2021 “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. On the 7 June 2021 we received formal notification that the Government has committed to 6 April 2022 for the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act, which will enable married couples to divorce without … Continue reading SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO – PART 2

The pressure surrounding a Will

I was surprised at how sad I felt last month when I heard about the death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh, sadness for a man I never knew and had never met. I think there was an outpouring of grief from the nation as a whole for a family profiled so highly in the press … Continue reading The pressure surrounding a Will

Know your legal rights

As a result of the lockdown, people wishing to enter in to the world of matrimony have been very creative in hosting their perfect day at home.  While in some cultures it has always been conventional to do so, there has most certainly been a significant increase in people getting married at home as a … Continue reading Know your legal rights

Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place

Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Kate was unable to access funds to manage her husband’s care or refinance her mortgage. She didn’t even have the legal right to see his medical notes, owing to data protection.  Research by SFE, shows … Continue reading Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place

The Interview – communication is key

I have just watched the Oprah interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It made me feel quite sad – for them and for our royal family. Communication between parties has clearly broken down somewhere. It just highlights though that family relationships can break down whether you are royal or not. This is why … Continue reading The Interview – communication is key

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

In these most uncertain of times, a constant in family law remains in that if your marriage has broken down, you will want to get divorced. For many, once the realisation has sunk in that their marriage is at an end, deciding when to begin the divorce process naturally falls into place.  More often than … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Proposed Companies House Reform

The Government is currently considering and discussing plans for a reform to Companies House in order to ensure there is an increase in transparency for those viewing the register and in order to reduce fraud and money laundering.  The main changes they are looking to implement are set out below: – 1. Verification The Government … Continue reading Proposed Companies House Reform

My Company has Model Articles as adopted on incorporation: should I consider a new set of bespoke rules?

When incorporating a Company, it is normal to focus on the business you will be undertaking and the demands you may have within the industry you are going into. In many cases the constitutional documents of the company are not given a second thought and the standard precedents are adopted. These documents are important as … Continue reading My Company has Model Articles as adopted on incorporation: should I consider a new set of bespoke rules?

We Are Here For You

This isn’t the start to 2021 we were all expecting. With Covid-19 cases steeply on the rise and many NHS and care staff near exhaustion, we know that this will be an extremely difficult time for our older and vulnerable clients. If you have any particular concerns, please do reach out and we will try … Continue reading We Are Here For You