“The Italian Job” …… re Spousal Maintenance

SHOULD THE UK COURTS FOLLOW THE ITALIAN SUPREME COURT ON SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?  Will this case have any effect? According to “The Telegraph”, Vittorio Grilli, the former Italian Economy and Finance Minister (2012-2013) and his former wife Lisa Lowenstein, an American businesswoman, divorced acrimoniously in 2013.  Vittorio was ordered to pay his former wife the monthly…


Employment Opportunities – more growth at Curwens

We have exciting new job opportunities at our Enfield office for enthusiastic candidates who want a legal career. NQ Property Solicitor – 6 Month Contract – Enfield – opportunity to join a thriving fast-paced team dealing with a broad range of property transactions. Relevant experience essential. Commercial Property Secretary – Enfield – relevant experience required Office Assistant…



We often used to hear comments about Pre-Nuptial Agreements such as “Pre-Nups aren’t worth the paper they’re written on” or “They’re only for the rich”.  This is no longer the case and provided certain safeguards are observed, Pre-Nups will be upheld in a Court of Law. They are not just for the very wealthy and…


“Neighbours…everybody needs good neighbours…..”

That’s true, not just in an Australian soap opera, but all over the world, so the worst thing we can do is fall out with our neighbours because, as we all know “good neighbours become good friends“… or at least they don’t start a war which ends up in Court as happened in this case – “BOUNDARIES,…


Web Developers – want to stay out of Court ?

This time, more information from one of our business law specialists, Spencer Laymond, targeted at web developers. He’s written a handy guide entitled  “Web Development Agreements – 7 Steps to Staying out of Court” Avoiding litigation and staying out of court, does not have to mean elaborate terms and conditions costing significant amounts.  Whilst there are some special issues…


Business Law Legal Alert

BLLA – Spring 2017  (pdf version) In the latest Business Law Legal Alert from Spencer Laymond, we have three interesting cases from the High Court: the failed €13.5 million commission agreement between an investment banker and millionaire, over dinner in a Mayfair restaurant; the £1 award for an employer winning its case for breach of…


Fundraising for charities

Curwens has again supported the National Free Wills Network in raising £52 million by donating time providing wills for clients in exchange for their donation to this charitable Network which represents a large group of charities including AgeUK, NSPCC and OXFAM, to mention just a few.


Accountants – 7 pitfalls to avoid when buying Gross Recurring Fees

For my latest blog, I’m grateful to my colleague, Spencer Laymond for reference to his Report for Accountants “7 pitfalls to avoid when buying Gross Recurring Fees”.  This is just an extract from the much longer and more detailed Report which is available direct from Spencer on 0208 363 4444  or by email  spencer.laymond@curwens.co.uk “Introduction Buying a…