201904.09

NO FAULT DIVORCE – finally set to become a reality?

The legal profession (especially those of us dealing with Family Law) have welcomed the Government’s announcement that they will be introducing ‘no-fault’ divorce. The aim is to reform and modernise our divorce legislation that is nearly half a century old. Many of us have long since recognised that our existing divorce process is not fit…

201904.09

What happens to pets in divorce and separation?

It is currently National Pet Month which runs from 1 April to 6 May. With that in mind it seems to be an opportune time to consider what would happen to a pet in the event of a divorce or separation. Pets in this country are often treated like members of the family, sharing our…

201903.18

Enforcement of a Tomlin order is simple contract. Keep it Simples!

In the case of Bostani and others v Pieper and another [2019] EWHC 547 (Comm) (4 March 2019), the claimants (“C”) applied to enter judgment against the defendants (“D”) pursuant to the terms of a Tomlin order which provided that if D failed to make any of the payments due under the order, C was…

201903.04

Probate Fees to increase from April 2019

At present probate fees are paid to the government when administering someone’s estate after they die. Currently families pay a flat rate of £215 or £155 if they apply through a solicitor, on estates over £5,000. The government have announced that no probate fees would be paid on estate under £50,000. However, if the estate…

201902.25

Curwens ranks top 3 best in Enfield again!

Curwen’s are delighted that Priya Sejpal, Dispute Resolution Associate Solicitor, has been voted as one of the top 3 best debt recovery Solicitors in Enfield, London. The listing is for providing consistent high quality service in this area. The review team used a 50-point inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction,…

201902.18

Obtaining landlord consent for alterations should be “through the roof”!

The majority of leases will stipulate that you require your landlord’s permission or consent before carrying out any alterations to your property. This could include minor work like fitting a wooden floor or installing windows to making major structural alterations. However, if the relevant consent is not obtained, usually through applying for a Licence to…

201902.13

Take control this Valentine’s Day!

Well here we are again, Cupid is making his rounds and we are inundated with adverts for Moonpig and the like…yes, it is Valentines Day once more! With the return of Valentine’s Day the minds of many people turn to romantic gestures of love, such as marriage proposals and invitations being extended for parties to…