201709.19

Top rated lawyers by “Three Best Rated”

Two of our Solicitors, Vijaya Sumputh (Family Law) and Patricia Wollington (Dispute Resolution) have been selected by Three Best Rated as one of three top lawyers in their categories in Enfield. According to the ThreeBestRated website “Our employees handpick top 3 local businesses. We check business’s reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence using our…

201709.15

“You’re being unreasonable” “No, I’m not!” “Yes, you are!”

In May 2015 Mrs Tini Owens, 65 years of age, filed for divorce from her multi millionaire husband, Hugh Owens, 78 years of age, after 40 years of marriage. In 2016, Judge Robin Tolson QC refused her petition, ruling that her reasons for seeking the divorce were deficient, concluding that her allegations were “of the…

201709.14

Business Law Legal Alert

The August edition of the Business Law Legal Alert from Spencer Laymond showcases a choice selection of legal developments for SME business owners. In this edition we have three interesting cases, two in the High Court and one from the Court of Appeal: The global headhunting firm’s defective 6 month non-compete restriction 8 Reasons why Sports Direct founder…

201708.22

Debts? Going legal ? Read this first…

If you are in business, dealing with individuals who sometimes don’t pay, you may be thinking about “going legal“.  The County Court rules relating to debt claims are due to change in October 2017 and you must be aware of the new protocol to follow or the Court will impose sanctions. You can check out…

201706.20

“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…

201706.14

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…

201706.08

PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENT – “The Pre-Nup”

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…

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,…