201705.09

“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,…

201704.18

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…

201704.12

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…

201703.28

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.

201703.28

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…

201703.09

Meeting Simon Weston

Amanda Thurston, Family Law partner, recently met Simon Weston at an event in Hertford run by EPIC, a not-for-profit group run by and for retired police officers to help them set up in business when they leave the force.  This is from their website : “About EPIC EPIC (Ex Police in Industry and Commerce) is the…

201703.07

PRE-NUP – WHAT’S THAT ? DO I NEED ONE ?

With the romance of Valentine’s Day now behind us, let’s talk again about the practical aspects of our relationships. With the unavoidable increase in divorce and separation rates, it means that more of us who are getting married or moving in together are not “first timers“. Not only that, either one or both parties may have…

201703.07

PRE-NUP – WHAT’S THAT ? DO I NEED ONE ?

With the romance of Valentine’s Day now behind us, let’s talk again about the practical aspects of our relationships. With the unavoidable increase in divorce and separation rates, it means that more of us who are getting married or moving in together are not “first timers“. Not only that, either one or both parties may have…

201702.14

“Love Thy Neighbour ?”

Really ? How well do you get on with your neighbours ? Our Dispute Resolution team gets involved in so many property disputes between sellers/buyers and also neighbours over a whole range of problems. When we buy a property, we rely on the Sellers’ Property Information form to tell us whether there have ever been…

201701.24

D-I-V-O-R-C-E – who gets what?

This month, I’m grateful to my colleague, Vijaya Sumputh, one of our specialist Family Law Solicitors at Curwens for her timely advice on the way some family assets are dealt with in divorce : “According to a recent article in the Guardian, divorce enquiries are expected to rise more than 300% at the beginning of the year. …