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  • What are the laws for cohabitees?

    What are the laws for cohabitees?

    Couples are ‘cohabiting’ if they live together and own a home jointly but are not married. If you and your partner have separated and are no longer cohabiting, we’ve explained all you need to know about the laws and your rights.

  • Divorce law modernisation from spring 2022

    Divorce law modernisation from spring 2022

    The divorce laws in England and Wales are due to be transformed in spring 2022 to allow for ‘no fault’ divorces – the biggest change in almost 50 years.

  • 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 is a management company when buying a new build property?

    What is a management company when buying a new build property?

    ​If you’re buying a newly built home, you may have come across the term ‘management company’. We’ve explained everything you need to know about management companies, including their role, who owns them and the cost.

  • 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.

  • 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.