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'No Fault' Divorce

Why does everyone keep talking about it? In June 2021, the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament, marking one of the biggest changes in the law relating to divorce in over 200 years. The Divorce and...

What is Shared Ownership and how can Bennett Oakley help you?

What is Shared Ownership and how can Bennett Oakley help you?   What is Shared Ownership? Shared Ownership allows you to get on the property ladder as an owner-occupier and gives you that long-term security of having a home without...

We are not married - what do I need to know?

My relationship has broken down and we are not married - what do I need to know?   The law governing the breakdown of relationships is vastly different depending on whether you are  married or unmarried, and as such the ways in which these two...

Challenging a Will

It used to be very hard to challenge a will and we look at a couple of recent cases which indicate how the courts are dealing with these matters at the moment. Can I challenge a Will? The Supreme Court case of  Ilott  v  Blue Cross...

New Divorce Law

New Divorce Law At long last, the Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill is now reaching the final stage before it becomes law. The Bill aims to introduce the much needed “no fault” divorce and consign the current fault based divorce system...

Inheritance Claims

The recent case of  Shapton  v  Seviour  shows that adult offspring are increasingly bringing unmerited claims under the  Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975  in the hope that the other party who inherited...

Cash Flow and Coronavirus

As the economy starts to reopen many businesses are turning their attention to what business looks like going forward, and how best to implement strategies to ensure that it can emerge from this pandemic in a strong position. In advising our clients during...

How to get out of your Lease early

There are limited opportunities for a Tenant to get out of a lease without being in breach or suffering adverse consequences. Which options are available will depend on the provision in the lease, but below are the most common. Assignment  An...

Leasing Business Premises: RICS new Lease Code 2020

Leasing Business Premises:  RICS release new Code for, 1st edition (Lease Code 2020) In March 2019 the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched a formal consultation to review and update the Code for Leasing Business Premises in...

Director's Loan Account Claims

Insolvency is a complex and difficult situation for businesses, its employees and stakeholders. When a company is placed into liquidation or administration there are a number of claims that can be brought against the directors of the company in a personal...
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