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Services: the Saviour for Furnished Holiday Lets?

Posted on 30th July 2018 in Later Life Planning

Many business-owners will already be aware of the potentially valuable relief which can be used to shield businesses from Inheritance Tax. But are all business-owners aware of the traps which may endanger its availability?

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Mental Incapacity – Your affairs, your way

Posted on 18th July 2018 in Later Life Planning

Although no one relishes the idea of losing the ability to manage their financial affairs themselves, putting in place the appropriate measures whilst you are still able can save a lot of time and cost further down the line. 

Posted by

Sarah Phillips

Chartered Legal Executive

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Using Images Online Without Permission

Posted on 04th July 2018 in Intellectual Property

Using images online without permission is not as prevalent as you might think, purely because the law offers image owners substantial protection against theft, unauthorised use, or copyright infringement. Copyright applies to photographs, drawings, digital designs and even video content. As long as you can prove the image belongs to you, nobody has the right to use it without your expressed permission.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Your Rights as a Step-Parent After a Divorce

Posted on 20th June 2018 in Family Law

If you’re a recently divorced step-parent and are wondering what rights you have in regard to seeing your step-children, there’s a number of things you need to know. Here, we take a look at what happens after a divorce, what measures a step-parent can take in order to gain access to a step-child, and whether there any financial obligations that need to be met.

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Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Right of Way: Who Can Access Your Property?

Posted on 13th June 2018 in Property Litigation

Easements and rights of way – Get off my land! Who can access your property if you have a footpath or right of way running through it If you have an easement running through your property, you may be wondering who has access to your land.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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An Overview: Horse Dealers and the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Posted on 11th June 2018 in Dispute Resolution

The term “dealer” could apply to anyone selling even a single horse if they have a horse-related business – they don’t have to be an actual horse dealer in the traditional sense.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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An Overview: No Fault Divorce

Posted on 01st June 2018 in Family Law

The only way to legally dissolve a marriage is by way of divorce proceedings. At the moment, there is only one ground for divorce being that the marriage has broken down irretrievably which is then proved by reliance upon one of five facts.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Buying a Horse via an Agent

Posted on 01st June 2018 in Dispute Resolution

The use of agents when buying and selling horses is commonplace. Where the agent tells the buyer they are acting for someone else, usually, it is clear that the contract is between the buyer and the owner. Where the buyer does not know they are dealing with an agent, it may not be clear who the contract is with and if something goes wrong both agent and owner may seek to avoid responsibility. This is particularly a problem as buyers are only covered by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the CRA”) if they are buying from a dealer.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Trainee Solicitor

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GDPR: Implications for Trustees

Posted on 18th April 2018 in Probate & Wills

GDPR represents a tightening up of the obligations owed by trustees and an extension of some of the obligations to those supplying services to trustees, such as solicitors and accountants. It will come into force on 25 May 2018.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Confidentiality in Family Proceedings

Posted on 12th April 2018 in Family Law

The general rule in private family proceedings is that they are confidential and therefore the details are not widely available. Often when a higher court judgment is published, the parties’ names are anonymised and this applies to all private family proceedings unless there are significant public policy or public interest reasons to the contrary.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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What Rights Do You Have to the Family Home When You Get Divorced?

Posted on 25th March 2018 in Family Law

The family home is likely to be the biggest asset within the marriage. Both parties have a right of occupation, even if the property is owned in one party’s sole name. Negotiations will need to take place to determine what will happen to the property. There are a few options available:

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Setting Aside Financial Orders

Posted on 16th March 2018 in Family Law

There are very limited circumstances in which a financial order can be set aside. The power to set aside an order only exists where no error of the court is alleged. In those cases where an error of the court is alleged then an application for permission to appeal should be considered.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive