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Mark Ollier

Why Conveyancing? - A Personal View

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 31st 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Should the law just be about solving problems and dealing with the bad things in life, or should it also be a means to a positive end?

When I first joined a law firm after gaining my professional qualifications, the firm, in Birmingham, specialised in litigation but also had...

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Mark Ollier

Do I Need A Survey?

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 6th 2012 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

Do I need a survey?
Your home is probably the most expensive and important purchase you will every make and so it is important to ensure that the building is sound.  The price of a survey could save a huge amount of expense and will also give you peace of...

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Mark Ollier

Obligation On Seller Sets Boundary

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 10th 2012 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

When a plan is attached to a conveyance, it is often marked ‘for identification purposes only’ in order to ensure that the plan is not considered to be the definitive record of the property being conveyed.

Recently, a dispute reached court after the boundary of a property that had...

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Karen-Lee Watts

Child Contact After Separation

Posted by Karen-Lee Watts on November 24th 2011 in All , FAMILY .

Child Contact after Separation

When relationships break down parties often find it extremely hard to communicate with one another, this can lead to matters becoming increasingly acrimonious especially where children are involved. 

In the event you and your former partner are unable to agree on matters relating to your children...

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Emma Northover

Contested Probate

Posted by Emma Northover on June 10th 2011 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

A loved one has died, but left you nothing.  Can you do something about it? Maybe.  The will might be open to challenge on one or both of the following grounds:

  • Lack of testamentary capacity, “knowledge and approval”, undue influence, or conflict with lifetime promises by the deceased
  • Under the provisions of...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Collaborative Family Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on August 17th 2010 in All , FAMILY .

Collaborative family law is a new approach to negotiating and settling issues arising predominately from divorce or family separation. Its aim is to resolve family disputes without those inolved having to go to Court.
Through a series of meetings the separating couple and their lawyers seek to create a dignified...

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