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Third Party Debt Orders

Rosalin Gautam
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There are several ways to enforce a money judgment, and it is important to select the method which is best suited to the facts of the case. If the judgment debtor has extensive property assets, obtaining a charging order over one or more of those assets may...

TURNING YOUR BUSINESS PROPERTY INTO YOUR PENSION

Neil  Belcher
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Professionals or businesses who own the premises from which they operate can benefit hugely from putting their commercial property into a self-invested pension pot (SIPP). Once in the SIPP the property can be let to the business at a market rent.  The...

Housing benefit - curse or cure?

Andrew Turner
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A survey carried out by Shelter in 2017 found that 43% of private landlords applied a policy of refusing to accept tenants in receipt of housing benefit. This apparent discrimination has provoked a considerable amount of public outrage and media attention. ...

Signing on the dotted line... or not...

Danielle Isaac
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Ever since written agreements have been in place, a good few centuries or so, a party to a contract has indicated their agreement to it by signing on the dotted line. This may have been a mark with cross, an untidy scrawl or an elegantly flourished moniker,...

Appointing Guardians by Will

Peter Jackson
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Frequently Asked Questions concerning Testamentary Guardian appointment:-   Can I appoint a guardian for my minor children in my Will? Yes you can appoint a Guardian or Guardians of your minor children in your Will.   When does the...

Is divorce reform around the corner?

Louise Rhys-Thomas
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Is divorce reform around the corner? We take a look at this question in our latest blog and in the light of the recent Owens vs Owens case where the husband was represented by Hughes Paddison.

A growing issue knot without its problems

Paul Harris
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Japanese Knotweed has become one of the most talked about and prevalent issues in property transactions over recent years. The mere mention of the dreaded plant is enough to put buyers, sellers, lenders and conveyancers on edge. Not without just cause...

Why Can't I get Divorced?

Marcus Crawley
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Behaviour Divorce Petitions and the Dismissal of the Owens Appeal The Supreme Court handed down Judgment on 25 July 2018 in respect of the appeal of Mrs Owens, who was appealing against the decision of the lower Courts who dismissed her petition for...

Family businesses - get it in writing!

Danielle Isaac
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Family businesses are a popular choice for those with the confidence and conviction to forge a career either by starting out with parents and siblings or, more typically, children joining the family business ultimately with a view to taking over when their...

Overage Agreements

Andrew Turner
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In the recent case of London and Ilford Limited v Sovereign Property Holdings Limited , the Court of Appeal has left a property developer with a bloody nose and a financial headache.    In the context of a property transaction, the term...

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