Legal Updates

October 2019

The risks of estate rent charges

There has been much discussion in the press recently regarding estate rent charges and leasehold houses.   The Government is proposing a ban on the sale of new leasehold houses and Help to Buy funding will no longer be available for the purchase of a leasehold house. The purpose of a leasehold is usually to secure […]

December 2018

Christmas is coming…..

So you have ordered the food for Christmas Day and the presents are bought but have you yet made the arrangements for your children?  Christmas is far from an easy time of year, especially if you and your ex-partner are separated and you need to agree how the children are going to spend some time […]

September 2018

Should I let them take my children?

There are occasions when a parent might be asked to voluntarily agree to their child being cared for by the Local Authority.  But if you are such a parent and a social worker is asking you to let them place your child elsewhere for a while, what do you need to know? It is important […]

July 2018

What next for divorce?

The Supreme Court has dismissed Mrs Owens’ appeal in the recent case of Owens v Owens and many family lawyers join those calling for a ‘No Fault’ divorce option for couples wishing to divorce amicably but what does this mean in practice? Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1978 and have two adult children.  Over […]

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