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Pre-nuptial Agreements: An Overview

Posted on 07th March 2017 in Family Law

A couple planning to enter a marriage or civil partnership may decide to enter into a written agreement reflecting what they intend to happen to their money and property if the marriage or civil partnership were to end.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate & Solicitor

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Should employers provide workplace benefits to volunteers?

Posted on 27th February 2017 in Employment

Volunteers give up their free time to support charitable organisations and there is often the temptation to provide benefits as a way of saying thank you. But be careful. Well-meaning charities have come unstuck by providing volunteers with benefits that are too generous, inadvertently leading to an implied employment relationship.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Spinal Injury Compensation

Posted on 18th February 2017 in Medical Negligence

Spinal cord injuries arise when there is damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function. The problems arising from spinal cord injuries can be either temporary or permanent but often result in life changing complications such as:

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Could a trustees links damage a charity?

Posted on 16th February 2017 in Charities and Social Enterprise

In January 2015, the Chester Chronicle newspaper celebrated a £24,000 grant by the Earl of Chester Fund to a local company towards its set-up and development costs. Unfortunately, the celebration was short-lived.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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The importance of inheritance

Posted on 24th January 2017 in Probate & Wills

A recent study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has shown both how the wealth of elderly generations is on the rise and, also, the growing importance of inherited wealth.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Partner & Solicitor

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Do holiday parks need a TV licence to show films and TV?

Posted on 11th January 2017 in Parks

If you show films, TV shows or sports on your holiday and residential park for the enjoyment of customers, you will require a licence to do so.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Staying contact and child maintenance payments

Posted on 02nd January 2017 in Family Law

If you are a parent and in the process of separation then you will need to think carefully about the arrangements for each of you to spend time with your children following the separation.

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Are park owners a business or domestic energy customer?

Posted on 12th October 2016 in Parks

We receive many queries from park owners about whether they are classed as business or domestic customers when selecting an energy contract.

Posted by

Kirsty McLennan

Associate and Solicitor

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How can a Will be disputed or challenged?

Posted on 26th September 2016 in Dispute Resolution

Distributing the estate of someone who has died is a process that sadly often results in legal disputes between family and friends. This is particularly the case if they feel that they haven’t been included in the Will and ought to have been or have been ‘short changed’ in some way. 

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Posted on 29th March 2016 in Family Law

People planning to enter a marriage or civil partnership sometimes decide to enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement (‘pre-nup’) that states what they intend to happen to their money and property if the marriage or civil partnership were to end.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate & Solicitor

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Making a divorce as painless as possible, financially and mentally

Posted on 14th January 2016 in Family Law

The start of the New Year is traditionally the busiest time for divorce with couples deciding the New Year is a good time to split up and make a fresh start.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate & Solicitor

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What is the difference between agricultural use and Equestrian use?

Posted on 02nd November 2015 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Planning and Licensing, Dispute Resolution

You own land which you want to use for equestrian purposes. You need to be aware of the planning legislation on keeping horses on agricultural land. Failure to comply with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA) could result in enforcement action.

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor