Articles

Partner, Diana Rose considers the common and mistaken assumptions that are made in relation to property and finances by couples who live together.
There's no such thing as a common law marriage...
The recently decided case involving a young widow who was found to have 'faked' her late husband's Will brings to the fore issues to do with challenging a Will
Private Client Solicitor, Isobel Mann considers issues of forgery and fraud in Wills
A ten year battle in the courts between the estranged daughter of a deceased and a number of charities ends in an award to the daughter of £50,000 from the total Estate worth £486,000
Supreme Court hands down decision in daughter's challenge of her late mother's Will
New inheritance tax provisions come into force in April 2017 and will affect the taxable status of many peoples' homes.
Isobel Mann examines the Residence Nil Rate Band which comes into force in April 2017
Private Client solicitor, Isobel Mann examines the proposed increase in probate fees and the potential impact on families
Government's proposed Stealth Tax
The tragic case of a wife's appeal to the Court for a decision that her husband be allowed to die has highlighted the importance of Advanced Directives and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Court hands down Judgment that Paul Briggs be allowed to die.
Ben Harling explains the recent guidance given by the Court as to what steps should be followed before a Local Authority makes an application to remove a new born baby.
New Court guidance aimed at making the process fairer for parents.
Ben Harling, newly accredited in Children Law by the Law Society comments on the recent case which deemed the Family Legal Aid Eligibility Criteria unlawful.
Keith Turner examines the potential difficulties arising from break clauses and why tenants need to beware.
Break Clauses in Commercial Leases.