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Emsleys Blog

  • COVID-19: An update on our Conveyancing services

    COVID-19: An update on our Conveyancing services

    As the government lifts coronavirus restrictions across England, you may be wondering how this affects our conveyancing services and your property sale/purchase. We’ve answered your frequently asked questions: Has the pandemic changed the… Read More

  • How often should you update your Will?

    How often should you update your Will?

    Your Will should be kept under regular review so that it reflects your financial and personal circumstances. We suggest contacting a specialist Wills & Probate Solicitor to review your Will around every 5 – 7 years, or earlier if your… Read More

  • What are the whiplash reforms?

    What are the whiplash reforms?

    The government is changing the way in which low value road traffic accident (RTA) claims are handled, including whiplash injuries. From 31st May 2021, the majority of claims under the value of £5,000 will no longer be subject to ‘fast track’ rules. Read More

  • Ten vehicle pre-checks before driving after lockdown

    Ten vehicle pre-checks before driving after lockdown

    As the UK government eases lockdown and we’re able to start socialising more with family and friends, you may be using your vehicle more regularly. If your car has been standing unused in the garage or on the driveway, you should check it is safe to go on the roads before setting off. Read More

  • If the house isn’t in your name, do you still have rights to it?

    If the house isn’t in your name, do you still have rights to it?

    If you’re married, the family home is viewed by the Court as a special asset that is central to the marriage. This means that there must be a good reason (as set out in categories within the main divorce legislation) as to why the family home should not be divided equally when you divorce. Read More

  • What is non-matrimonial property?

    What is non-matrimonial property?

    Non-matrimonial money or property are defined as assets acquired outside a marriage. This can include gifts, inheritance or assets never mingled with matrimonial property or money in any way. Read More