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SINGLE LAWYER MODEL – HELPING FORMER COUPLES MANAGE SEPARATION OUT OF COURT

In this article Bennett Oakley Solicitors explore the the single lawyer model - an approach that can be ideal for amicable separations to avoid further conflicts and legal fees.

BENNETT OAKLEY SOLICITORS LAUNCH NEW BUSINESS CLUB

Bennett Oakley Solicitors Launch Business Club to support clients with a full range of legal services

WHY EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS A SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT

In this recent blog post, we explore why your business should have a shareholders agreement in place.

BENNETT OAKLEY TRIUMPHS AT BH BIZ AWARDS SECURING 'WINNING WORKPLACE' AWARD

Bennett Oakley Solicitors wins 'Winning Workplace' Award at the BH Biz Awards 2024 at the Amex Stadium

PROPERTY LAW: FAQS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS

In this blog post, Bennett Oakley Solicitors explore some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that often arise for first-time buyers.

BENNETT OAKLEY SOLICITORS NOMINATED FOR WINNING WORKPLACE

Sussex based Law Firm, Bennett Oakley Solicitors have been nominated for the Winning Workplace Award at this year's Burgess Hill Business Parks Association's Business Awards

DIVORCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED FAMILY LAWYER

Whether navigating through contentious disputes or pursuing an amicable resolution, a proficient divorce attorney is an indispensable companion, guiding through the complexities of divorce with clarity, empathy, and honesty.

EMPLOYEE-OWNED LAW FIRM AWARDS STAFF £7,000 BONUS

Sussex based Law Firm Bennett Oakley Solicitors awards staff £7,000 bonus after a successful trading year as an employee-owned business

LAW APPRENTICESHIPS - A COMMITMENT TO LONG-TERM GAINS AND SUPPORTING EDI

Bennett Oakley Solicitors discuss why it is importance for law firms to support diversity & inclusion in law, through initiatives such as Solicitor Apprenticeships.

POST-COVID CONVEYANCING CHANGES & THE EVOLUTION OF SHARED OWNERSHIP SCHEMES

This article delves into the significant advancements in conveyancing post-COVID and the transformation of shared ownership schemes in the United Kingdom.

WHY HAVING A SOLICITOR DRAFT YOUR WILL IS CRUCIAL

In this article, we explore the importance of obtaining a Will and seeking the expertise of a solicitor to make sure this legal document is bespoke to your requirements.

FORECASTING THE 2024 MORTGAGE RATES IN THE UK: WHAT TO EXPECT

Property lawyer and specialist, Sarah Rowland, provides insight into what we can expect for mortgage rates in the UK during 2024.

TOP TIPS FOR ISSUING A CLAIM FOR MONEY OWED TO YOU

Do you think you may be entitled to make a claim against someone, or a company, for money that you are owed? In this article, Bennett Oakley Solicitors explore what you need to know.

THE VALUE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Bennett Oakley's Commercial Team discusses the value of the collective term, Intellectual Property, where it can be found, sometimes in unlikely places and how it can be protected and leveraged to a company's benefit.

EMBRACING A LEGACY

Bennett Oakley Solicitors reflect on employee ownership one year on.

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTESTACY

This Bennett Oakley Insight provides information on intestacy and provides various scenarios and 'what-if' situations.

WE ARE NOT MARRIED - WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Bennett Oakley's Family Law solicitor discusses the legal issues for people who co-habit but are not married and whose relationships are ending.

INHERITANCE ACT CLAIMS : FAQ

FAQ style article discussing Inheritance Act claims and how they apply in today's world.

IMPACT ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF RECENT CHANGES IN CGT ALLOWANCES

Bennett Oakley discusses the effect on the administration of estates due to changes in capital gains thresholds introduced in the 2023 budget.

RENTCHARGES - WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW MIGHT THEY AFFECT YOU?

Rentcharges are not well understood; they are a bit like Ground Rent, which applies only to leasehold properties, but rentcharges apply to freehold purchases and you need to be aware of the implications if the property you are buying is subject to a rentcharge.

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP - WHAT'S NEXT?

Article written by Bennett Oakley's Managing Director discussing the future under employee ownership and how growth, technology and culture all play a part.

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP A SHARED PURPOSE

Employee ownership provides employees with more than just a job....it gives them real incentive for all to succeed. Sarah Rowland discusses the post-pandemic desires of more personal purpose.

THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

Samuel Cash discusses the additional benefits of Employee Ownership and how it will impact Bennett Oakley.

CREATING A LEGACY WITH EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

Outgoing Managing Director, Simon Elliot, discusses why Employee Ownership Trusts make sense for all concerned and why his legacy is important to his staff and clients.

UPDATE ON THE LEASEHOLD REFORM (GROUND RENT) ACT 2022

Article describing the updates to the The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 describing the legislative changes around the ground rent a leaseholder must pay to the freeholder when holding long leases. Legislation was required due to the unreasonable escalation in ground rents being demanded.

DIRECTOR'S LOAN ACCOUNT CLAIMS

Bennett Oakley's James Leighton discusses issues surrounding insolvency and director's loans and the way claims, and the legitimacy of them, are made.

DIVIDING UP MARITAL PROPERTY AND ASSETS DURING A DIVORCE

Detailed article discussing the division of marital assets and property during divorce proceedings

MEDIATION

Bennett Oakley Solicitors discuss what Mediation is from a legal perspective and how it can be used to achieve resolution to problems between opposing parties.

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT

A discussion and explanation about Settlement Agreements (aka Compromise Agreements) in UK employment.

RESIDENTIAL POSSESSION CLAIMS

Bennett Oakley discuss the issues around the possession of a residential property that is subject to a tenancy agreement.

CONSUMER RIGHTS ACT 2015

James Leighton of Bennett Oakley Solicitors discusses how the consumer is protected by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015)

'NO FAULT' DIVORCE

Michaela Sargeant, from Bennett Oakley discusses the recent changes (2021) in divorce law in the United Kingdom.

WHAT IS SHARED OWNERSHIP?

Sarah Rowland explains about Shared Ownership and how Bennett Oakley can help you buy a share of your home.

CHALLENGING A WILL

Michaela Sargeant discusses the implications and points to consider before you challenge a Will.

CASH FLOW AND CORONAVIRUS

James Leighton discusses how legal advice can help companies implement strategies for recovery from the pandemic.

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