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No judgment - but assets could still be threatened

Not a lot of people know this . . . but someone claiming money through the courts could retain a charge over property without having a judgment debt, as a result of the court’s discretionary powers when dealing with an application to set aside a...

Shareholder Agreement . . . why do you need one?

Many shareholders overlook the need for a shareholders agreement . . . until they experience problems and it becomes a case of who said what, and who remembers what was said. When setting up a new business, very few business owners think about the...

Bought a car without checking for HPI?

The dangers of buying a vehicle in good faith without checking for HPI Samuel Lane recently helped a client who had come into possession of a vehicle that had been passed to her following the unfortunate loss of her husband.  She had received...

Delaying Divorce is not always the best option . . .

Although a couple might come to the sad conclusion that their marriage is over, for one reason or another, they might put off bringing it to an end formally.  Does it matter?  Well, it could.  And if it really is over, and divorce proceedings...

Zero Deposit Scheme - Beneficial for Landlords?

A security Deposit is always a fundamental part of any Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, providing the Landlord with security in the event of damage to the property or in the event the tenant falls into rent arrears. Aside from the traditional...

Domestic Abuse Bill to ban cross-examination

The draft Domestic Abuse Bill announced yesterday seeks to ban the cross examination of domestic abuse victims in the Family Courts. Since 2013 the number of cases that have people representing themselves on one or both sides has increased to an incredible...

Workers Rights

Workers are to be given better protection following  a series of proposed changes made by the government, in what is being claimed as the biggest reform in 20 years. Key proposals include: Giving workers a right to a written statement of terms....

Help! I'm an Executor . . .

. . . but I don't want to be. Sue Howard, Trusts & Estates Solicitor has some practical advice to help you come to terms with this important responsibility . . . and suggestions about where to turn if you really can't face it Firstly - ...

Keeping in contact at Christmas

It’s that time of year when the shops start filling with all of the must-have items, supermarkets tell you to get in quick and order the turkey and trimmings, and there's still 7 weeks to go! The sad thing is, at this time of year family...

The Dangers of DIY Wills

We all need a will, and there’s no question that it’s one of the most important documents we will ever write.  Surely it makes sense, then, to seek professional advice when deciding who you want to inherit, so that when the times comes your...
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