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Emma Northover

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

Posted by Emma Northover on December 20th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case that should clarify the law on challenging wills on the grounds that they do not make reasonable provision for family and dependents. Animal charities are appealing a...

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Mark Ollier

Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 20th 2016 in All .

Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Judges should be able to prevent litigants in person inundating the court with emails. So says Lady Justice King.

"Whilst every judge is sympathetic to the challenges faced by litigants in person, justice simply cannot be done through a...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Divorce rate continues its downward trend

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on December 20th 2016 in All , FAMILY .

Divorce rate continues its downward trend

There were 111,169 divorces in England and Wales in 2014, a decrease of 3.1% compared with 2013 and a decline of 27% from a recent peak in 2003, according to the latest release of divorce figures by the Office for National Statistics.

The number of...

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Mark Carlisle

Land, Horses & The Law

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 15th 2016 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

Introduction

If you are considering allowing horses onto your land it is important to seek legal and tax advice.  You should consider the most appropriate type of agreement to use as it is not always obvious.

1.         Horses for purely recreational use

When there is no business element we would advise a licence or...

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Richard Glanville

Shared Ownership – pros and cons.

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 20th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Shared ownership continues to be an attractive option for many people with the price of a home now unaffordable for many.  However, although shared ownership looks as if it is a cheaper option, it is not without risks and these are often not made very clear at the beginning of...

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Mark Ollier

Airbnb Type Lettings in Leasehold Properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 20th 2016 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

A Tribunal case has been reported about using a residential flat for Airbnb accommodation. In this case a Lease contained a covenant not use the premises… “for any purpose whatsoever other than as a private residence”.

Air Bnb is a letting room website – (there are others!) – whereby ordinary members...

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