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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

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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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.

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Aimee Aspinall

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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What will happen to my business on my death?

Posted on 14th March 2018 in Company & Commercial

As a small business owner you don't just need a will, you need to be sure your business will be able to continue even after the worst happens.

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James Orpin

Partner and Solicitor

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What are my rights if my idea or product has been stolen?

Posted on 28th February 2018 in Intellectual Property

The definition of intellectual property is ‘any type of intangible property that is a result of creativity’.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Could your long lease in fact be a shorthold tenancy?

Posted on 22nd February 2018 in Residential Property

An assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”) is traditionally used by buy-to-let landlords when granting a tenancy of a residential property and will commonly be for a period of between six to twelve months.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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Static caravans on a touring caravan site

Posted on 14th February 2018 in Parks

In a recent appeal case, the Appellant failed to convince an Inspector to grant a certificate of lawfulness for the siting of 25 static caravans on an existing caravan site.

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Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor

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What is Cauda Equina?

Posted on 12th February 2018 in Medical Negligence

The cauda equina is a collection of spinal nerves and nerve roots below the tapered end of the spinal cord, or conus medullaris. It consists of the second through to the fifth lumbar nerve pairs, all sacral nerve pairs and the coccygeal nerve. These nerve roots are called cauda equina nerve roots because early anatomists thought they looked like a horse’s tail. Cauda Equina is Latin for “horse’s tail”.  The cauda equina nerves control bladder and bowel, sexual function, sensation in the groin area and motor function throughout the legs.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Domestic Violence – General

Posted on 24th January 2018 in Family Law

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, often known as Clare’s Law, was rolled out across England and Wales on 8th March 2014. It is designed to provide victims with information that may protect them from an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy. The scheme allows the police to disclose information about a partner’s previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.

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Aimee Aspinall

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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How to Start a Divorce in the UK

Posted on 17th January 2018 in Family Law

If you have reached the decision your marriage is at an end and are looking at commencing divorce proceedings, this can appear to be a stressful and confusing task. However, submitting a Divorce Petition should not be a daunting process.

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Ricky Noble

Senior Paralegal

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How to oppose a trade mark application

Posted on 08th January 2018 in Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Office will usually send the owner of a registered trade mark a letter giving notice that an application has been received for the registration of a similar trade mark.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Pensions

Posted on 03rd November 2017 in Family Law

Often a pension can be a valuable asset to take into account, particularly when one spouse is contributing a lot more into their pension fund. Irrespective of who the pension belongs to, it is still a marital asset and will be treated as any other asset would be, and it must be considered in divorce proceedings.

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Caroline Ryan

Head of Private Family

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Do I need to ask my contacts to opt-in again once GDPR comes into force?

Posted on 13th October 2017 in Intellectual Property

We are often asked if businesses need to ask their existing contacts to opt-in to receive marketing communications again once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor