Blog

Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Latest Blog Posts

MANAGING THE FINANCIAL AFFAIRS OF MISSING PEOPLE

Claire Holland
  • Posted
  • Author

It is estimated that some 180,000 people run away or go missing each year in the UK.   When a person goes missing, there are huge emotional and practical implications for his or her family members. A new law which came into effect on 31 July 2019...

New Guidance on the Treatment of Pensions in Divorce

Julie Bennett
  • Posted
  • Author

On 01 July 2019 the Pension Advisory Group published its report providing guidance on the treatment of pensions in divorce. The Pension Advisory Group ( PAG) is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals specialising in financial remedies and pensions on divorce jointly chaired by Mr Justice Francis and His Honour Judge Edward Hess and supported by the President of the Family Division and the Family Justice Council.

The ability of the court to make a pension sharing order in divorce has existed since 2000, despite this there has been a lack of clear guidance to assist in how to treat what can often be one the largest assets in a marriage. Dealing correctly with pensions on divorce is one of the most complex aspects in family cases. 

The PAG report aims to provide this guidance.

Freefall: Landlords and the Defective Premises Act 1972

Victoria Raven
  • Posted
  • Author

Ms Rogerson (“Ms R”) lived in a Council property owned by Bolsover District Council. Ms R was the tenant and Bolsover Council the landlord. In September 2013, Ms R was mowing her front garden when she stepped backwards onto a manhole cover. The...

Telephone masts - not in my back yard thanks

Christopher  Lee
  • Posted
  • Author

As the saying goes, an Englishman’s home is his castle and there is nothing quite like a disagreement regarding someone’s castle to make litigation personal. Having a dispute with a neighbour regarding a boundary is one thing but what about when...

Are you leaving on good terms?

Emma O'Brien
  • Posted
  • Author

It is always favourable to leave a job on good terms. It is a small world after all. But what does it mean to be a “bad leaver”? In corporate agreements, bad leaver clauses can be used, for example, when defining how an employee who is also a...

Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare

Wesley Parker
  • Posted
  • Author

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to give a person you trust the legal power to make decisions on your behalf in case you later become unable to make decisions for yourself. The person who makes the LPA is known as the ‘donor’ and the...

The (start of the) Family Court's Digital Revolution

Louise Rhys-Thomas
  • Posted
  • Author

As a society we are increasingly moving towards ‘online’ being the default way in which we manage many aspects of our lives. Being able to manage our bank accounts and paying bills online saves many an hour stood in line at the bank or Post...

Digital Wills: Upsetting the "Apple" cart

Caroline Farmer
  • Posted
  • Author

Laptops, phones and tablets are all too common in the household and there is often much more value to these devices than just the price. These devices store videos, photos and music which are known as “digital assets”. If all of the available...

Rights of way and perpetual motion

Andrew Turner
  • Posted
  • Author

If you are granted a vehicular right of way over neighbouring land, and the right is described as a right to “pass and repass”, are you allowed to park on that neighbouring land so that you can load or unload? What about stopping so that a...

The Risk of Radon

Leah Vincent
  • Posted
  • Author

When purchasing a property, an enquiry a Solicitor will make is whether the property is in a Radon Affected Area. There are Radon hotspots all over the UK with more than 1% of properties in any given area affected by Radon. Radon is a naturally occurring...

  • Page 1 of 10