What Happens to my Property if I Need to Move to a Care Home?

What Happens to my Property if I Need to Move to a Care Home? This is often a question that I am asked by clients and is understandably something that people are very concerned about, having worked hard for years to buy their property and create a home. Understanding better the treatment of property in … Continue reading What Happens to my Property if I Need to Move to a Care Home?

Litigation has to be conducted in a cooperative fashion

Litigation has to be conducted in a cooperative fashion In the context of the resolution of civil disputes, the governing principle behind the court rules and the Employment Tribunals rules is to deal with cases justly and, in relation to the court rules, at proportionate cost.  This is known as the “overriding objective”. There has … Continue reading Litigation has to be conducted in a cooperative fashion

Transfer of Equity after marriage – is this easy to do?

Question I’ve recently got married and would like half of my mortgage to be transferred into my spouse’s name. Is this a simple transaction? Answer Simon Pook, Head of Residential Property, Clarke & Son replies: The short answer to this question is ‘it depends’!  If you have no mortgage and you will be gifting one … Continue reading Transfer of Equity after marriage – is this easy to do?

It’s time to sort out Christmas contact

It’s time to sort out Christmas contact If you are a parent who does not live with your child then you should start thinking about agreeing Christmas contact now. You may think Christmas is too far away but many solicitors’ offices close just before the Christmas holidays and the Courts are extremely busy at that … Continue reading It’s time to sort out Christmas contact

DON’T KEEP PUTTING IT OFF (LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN)!

DON’T KEEP PUTTING IT OFF (LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN)! According to the news Aretha Franklin died without a Will and simply, like many people, kept putting it off. Other musicians that also failed to make a Will include Prince, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley.  Don Wilson, a Los Angeles lawyer who worked for Franklin … Continue reading DON’T KEEP PUTTING IT OFF (LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN)!

Finding a way – Mediation

Finding a way The BBC reported last week that Jeremy Corbyn had offered to “reach out” to Theresa May over Brexit saying that if she delivered a “sensible” deal, he would support it. That brings to mind the commercial disputes we deal with where apparently intractable differences have to be resolved.  Ultimately matters will be … Continue reading Finding a way – Mediation

Life gets busy but when is a good time to get your Will and LPA sorted?

Life gets busy but when is a good time to get your Will and LPA sorted? I’m writing this as I wait for my husband to come out of theatre – he’s having his tonsils out, a pretty routine operation. But in this environment it is giving me some time to consider and reflect upon … Continue reading Life gets busy but when is a good time to get your Will and LPA sorted?

Don’t flush your money away get the legal pack

Over the summer I was on holiday in Cornwall, and much to my wife’s amusement, I can never resist looking in the estate agents’ windows at properties for sale to see what the local market has to offer. You can take the property lawyer out of the office but…. My attention was caught by the … Continue reading Don’t flush your money away get the legal pack

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Japanese Knotweed, A Legal Nuisance ‘’Knot’’ To Be Ignored

Japanese Knotweed, A Legal Nuisance ‘’Knot’’ To Be Ignored Japanese knotweed has become an increasing problem in that its growth (it can grow at 20cm per day if unabated) has led to countless homes being devalued with the weed being present in the garden. The knotweed was first brought to Europe from Japan in the … Continue reading Japanese Knotweed, A Legal Nuisance ‘’Knot’’ To Be Ignored