11/08/2016
One of our Family Law experts, Amanda Thurston explains : The latest “fly on the wall” documentary from the BBC follows a family mediator helping couples agree the terms of their separation or divorce. From whether to sell the family home, to how much maintenance to pay, or how…

07/07/2016
It does surprise me just how often I go to open networking events, such as those at the North London Chamber of Commerce and find that I’m the only solicitor in the room. That’s fine for me, because I make plenty of business connections which  develop into business relationships –…

13/06/2016
” 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…

17/05/2016
We outline here the offences introduced by the Bribery Act 2010, the penalties for committing them and practical steps you can take to avoid breaching the legislation. What is bribery? Transparency International (a non-governmental anti-corruption organisation) defines bribery as “the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an…

26/04/2016
With so many more people becoming landlords nowadays, it’s all too easy to fall foul of the very strict rules and regulations in this area.  It’s a very good idea to take proper legal advice from a Landlord & Tenant specialist, like Adrian Boulter at Curwens. This briefing explains what…

03/04/2016
Recovering a trade debt  There’s a lot to consider before starting court proceedings in England & Wales: The court has to deal with matters “justly and at proportionate cost.” Do a cost/benefit analysis before starting proceedings, including the cost of enforcement. Check the other party is good for the money –…

18/03/2016
Landlord and Tenant law is a notoriously tricky area. It’s all too easy to get into difficulty. Whether you’re a Landlord dealing with a commercial lease or residential tenancies, chances are that, before too long, you will come up against a difficult tenant. In the commercial world, Landlords will…

18/02/2016
Quite a lot, really, in these days of badges and qualifications.  When you have a legal issue and you don’t already have your own family solicitor you’ve used before, how do you know which firm is “up to scratch” – how do you choose the “right” law firm for…

19/01/2016
Are you separated or thinking of getting divorced ? If so, you need to explore mediation because it really does work – after all, you know the needs of your family better than anyone. This explanation comes courtesy of my colleague, Clare Pilsworth, a Family Law solicitor and Mediator…

18/11/2015
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 After years of confusion for Consumers and Businesses alike about their specific rights in respect of faulty goods and services, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 has come into force trying to clear up all the confusion. The Act provides enhanced rights for Consumers and…

21/10/2015
….so sang the St.Wilfred’s School Choir in 1980.  Those children themselves may now be grandparents…. and grandparents can often be forgotten in their children’s relationship breakdown – the idea of not seeing their grandchildren is devastating, but many grandparents have successfully negotiated, either in or out of Court for the right to…

23/09/2015
We’ve all heard of pre-nups for the rich and famous but those of us who live more “ordinary” lives also should think about finances when going into a relationship and, sadly, if things start to go wrong – don’t let “heart rule head”.  I’m grateful to my colleague, Vijaya Sumputh…

04/08/2015
Sounds dramatic, I know, but it might have been said by the mother (Mrs. Jackson) to her only child (Heather) in the case of Ilott v Mitson when Heather ran away from home almost 40 years ago.  This case hit the headlines recently – “Your will can be ignored say judges” in The…

11/06/2015
Who believes in the myth of the “Common Law Spouse” ? You do ? Well, in that case, this post, courtesy of my colleague, Vijaya Sumputh, Family Law Solicitor here at Curwens, will make interesting reading………(spread the word…) “According to recent census data from the Office for National Statistics…

06/05/2015
Clients often come to our Debt Collection service (“Prompt Pay”) when they are owed money and want to “go legal”. They sometimes have problems, however, with our first question which is “can we have all your papers?” They often are so focussed on doing a great job for their…

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