What does the court consider when deciding your financial needs on divorce?

When determining the division of assets during financial proceedings, the courts assess the present and future needs of both parties as part of their considerations under section 25 of Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. In high value cases, the parties’ equal shares of the capital will commonly cover and provide for their respective needs. In lower…


Welcome Dawn Staal

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Dawn Staal, Senior Solicitor, a commercial property specialist with almost 30 years experience. Having run her own firm for many years, Dawn is now based in our Enfield Office – 020 8363 4444.


Should we have “no fault” divorce?

Recent surveys indicate divorce affects more than 100,000 families in England and Wales every year. If separating couples want to get divorced before two years of separation, they cannot do so without blaming each other. They must submit a petition detailing how the other is ‘at fault’. A study led by Professor Liz Trinder, Exeter…


Wyndham James

We are sorry to have to share with you the sad news of the death of Wyndham James, a former Senior Partner of Curwens Solicitors. Wyndham was a property lawyer throughout his professional life.  He took over his father’s practice of Trefor R James in Enfield Town and worked there for many years.  He retired from Curwens in 1999.   He…


Firs Farm Festival

The team from Curwens was at the Firs Farm Festival, Winchmore Hill, N21 on Saturday 16th July 2016. Firs Farm Wetlands was transformed into a vibrant summer community festival with fun, food, music and activities by The Friends of Firs Farm. Schools community groups, local businesses and residents were all there to join in the fun – and the…


What is “BYOD”? You need to know…..

BYOD = “Bring your own device” No – I didn’t know it meant either until recently, when we realised that a lot more of our employees were having to log in remotely to keep in contact with us, so this is becoming very important for employers. What is “bring your own device” (BYOD)? Many employees…