201710.26

Divorce and Inheritance – Who should support the former spouse?

Achieving a Divorce settlement is always tricky but it can get even trickier when you are about to receive an inheritance or have already received one. In 2015, a High Court ruling awarded Ms Alireza from her banker ex-husband Hossam Radwan a lump sum of £2 million and the right to stay in the former…

201710.04

“I’ll leave it to the cats’ home !”

It’s a fact – you do have the right in law to leave your money to anyone you like – even the cats’ home – and I’m sure they would be very grateful. The problem comes when you don’t provide for certain categories of dependents who can argue they are entitled in law to receive…

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…

201701.03

WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION?

The start of a new year is often a tricky time for families – has this been a stressful Christmas period? Has spending too much put pressure on family finances and inevitably on relationships? Has the extra time off work meant there’s been time to reflect on the reality of marital issues?  In the new year, couples often make…

201604.26

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

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 a tenancy deposit scheme (TDS) is…

201604.04

“I’ll see you in Court !”

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 – there’s no point incurring the cost of…

201505.06

Want to get paid ?

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 customers that they lose sight of…

201503.17

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

….so sang the legendary country singer, Tammy Wynette almost 50 years ago. With a divorce so many years ago, one might think it was all “done and dusted” as did a Mr. Dale Vince who divorced his wife, Kathleen Wyatt, in 1992, but, not necessarily so, as the Supreme Court ruled recently. For the subject…