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Breaking Up Advice for Unmarried Couples

It’s January and, as usual, the media have brought out the annual stories about the first working Monday of the year seeing lawyers instructed in record-breaking numbers as relationships fall apart over the Christmas break. Maybe it’s time for...

Divorce Day

DIVORCE DAY – IS THIS A REAL THING? 8 th January has been dubbed Divorce Day by many lawyers due to the increase in enquiries they receive on this date after the Christmas holidays.  For many years now there has been media coverage in the New...

Why Making a Will Should be Your New Year's Resolution

Melinda Rice discusses why making a will should be on your list of resolutions for 2018 Just to put things into perspective………. An average person works 40 hours per week between the ages of 20-65 and usually takes four weeks...

Money! Money! Money!

One of the questions clients often ask Talbots comes when they receive a cash "windfall".  You don't have to be a lottery winner, simply someone going through a divorce, selling a property, or possibly dealing with the loss of a loved...

Guest blog: Author - David Campbell, DPA/OK

Complying with the new data protection law ("GDPR") - what to do now Many Midlands based businesses process the personal data of their customers and employees. If you do, you need to ensure you are compliant with the new law by 25th May 2018 -...

Reviewing a Will - Talbots Top Ten Tips

It’s often said that not enough people make a Will – unbelievably about 60% in the UK still don’t have one.  “Well I’ve made a Will so that’s alright then!” Yes but….you should still review this to make...

Employment Tribunal Fees Declared Unlawful - How Will This Affect You?

Lubna Laheria, Talbots Employment Solicitor, looks at the effect this may have on employers. The tribunal rules have, since 2013, required issues fees of up to £250 and hearing fees of up to £950 to be paid by claimants who wish to pursue...

Conveyancing groups welcome new government laws on leaseholds

There’s been a trend in the new housing market over the past few years for builders to sell homes on a leasehold basis rather than freehold. Generally, a freehold is a more common way of buying a property, and it means that as well as the house, you...

Land Registry Improvements for Conveyancing

What can the Land Registry do to improve the conveyancing process? If there’s one thing that frustrates all home owners and solicitors alike, it’s the frustration of having to wait for various organisations to complete their part of the...

Property Co-Ownership Disputes

When might a dispute arise? Many of the cases we see in this area are when couples split up and they disagree with the proportion each of them should receive when the property is sold, or the ownership is transferred. ...
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