Emsleys Blog

  • Brexit and Family Law

    Brexit and Family Law

    As the pound continues to fall, markets are in turmoil, Easyjet shares fall by 18% and Barclays and RBS share trading is temporarily suspended Britain braces itself to withstand the wide ranging implications of Brexit which it is said for… Read More

  • Time to review your overseas affairs

    Time to review your overseas affairs

    Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s Referendum on EU membership, now is a good time to review what overseas property you have and what plans you have in place for dealing with it on your death. Most of us consider ourselves to live in… Read More

  • Easing the burden for the ‘sandwich generation’

    Easing the burden for the ‘sandwich generation’

    Many of us fall into the category referred to as the ‘sandwich generation’ as we look after young children, balance careers and often care for parents or older relatives. For those spending so much time caring for others, it is also… Read More

  • Emsleys sponsors the Leeds Pride 2016 Parkrun

    Emsleys sponsors the Leeds Pride 2016 Parkrun

    Last weekend Family Law solicitor and mediator, Andrew Smith, went for a run with the Leeds Frontrunners in Roundhay Park. The Frontrunners in their own words are “an all-inclusive club, welcoming anyone who identifies as LGBT*,… Read More

  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 9th - 13th May 2016

    Dying Matters Awareness Week 9th - 13th May 2016

    Next week is Dying Matters Awareness week. The ethos of the week is to try to encourage people to talk about end of life care, their particular wishes and how they would like their family to support them at the end of their life. As… Read More

  • Family Mediation and MIAMs – statistics revealed

    The charity National Family Mediation (NFM) has today announced findings obtained through a freedom of information request that in 2014/15, out of 112,000 private family law applications to the court, only 1 in 20 of the applications had… Read More

  • Budget 2016 - Commercial Property

    Budget 2016 - Commercial Property

    The Budget was announced today and in the commercial property world, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates have changed to a ‘slicing’ regime akin to the existing residential property regime.  Previously the regime worked on a ‘slab’… Read More

  • The suitability of ‘Indirect Contact’ Orders

    The suitability of ‘Indirect Contact’ Orders

    Indirect Contact Orders are formally known as Child Arrangement Orders in broad terms. We use the term Indirect Contact Order in this article for ease of reference. A recent case - Re K (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 99 in the Court of… Read More