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Overview

Family

We understand the distress caused by the breakdown of a close personal relationship so our approach to family law is sympathetic and sensitive, yet objective and positive.

We aim to help you resolve matters as quickly and amicably as possible so that you can move on with your life.

Although the tendency in recent times has been to avoid using legal representation, this has led to situations of unfairness because one or other of the parties is not aware of their legal rights.  We can help you secure a fair resolution to your relationship breakdown.

Our family law team provides a comprehensive range of family law services including separation, divorce, finances, children, contact arrangements, and grandparents’ rights.

We can also advise you on preventative measures that you can take at the start of a relationship to protect your interests should the relationship subsequently break down. These agreements can be used to protect your current and future assets, such as a possible inheritance, and are particularly beneficial when it's not your first marriage, or if you have a family from a previous relationship.

We encourage the use of alternatives to court in family law as we find this is often the best resolution for all parties, especially when children are involved. When there is no option but to go to court, we will support and guide you through the process.

Our priority is always to get the best result for you. We will make sure we fully understand your situation and use our expertise to obtain the best possible outcome.

Our family law services include:

  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce and separation
  • Children
  • Financial settlement
  • Grandparent rights
  • Domestic abuse

We will provide you with a detailed estimate of charges at the outset, together with regular cost updates throughout your case.

For more information, please contact us.

Poultry Registration Rules

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 12th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, FAMILY, MOVING HOUSE, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

Poultry (including game birds): registration rules

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance for poultry including...

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Problems with Potholes?

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 30th 2018 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

Some of us in the South West have endured the anguish of being stranded on an unlit  road in the dark...

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Asian Hornet: UK Sightings in 2018

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 24th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS.

Asian hornet: UK sightings in 2018

The government has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet...

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How to choose a Solicitor

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 17th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, FAMILY, MOVING HOUSE, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

Choosing a Solicitor?

As a regular subscriber to Which magazine, I was immensely gratified to see the booklet enclosed which their...

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Tenant Farmers Association calls for further drought support

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 10th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has joined with the National Farmers Union (NFU)in challenging Defra into greater proactivity to address...

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Government prepares for no deal-Brexit with issue of 80 notices for farming

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 29th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

The government is to publish a series of notes advising people and businesses how to protect themselves from the potential...

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Time for no fault divorce?

Posted by Jo Fassnidge on August 7th 2018 in All, FAMILY.

Divorce has recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court ruled that Mrs Owens was not entitled to divorce her...

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Negotiating Commercial Leases 2

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 2nd 2018 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

Having agreed that you want to take on new commercial premises, you need to think next about the length of...

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Dairy company fined £200,000 following conviction for health and safety breach

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 2nd 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

On 11 July 2018, Tomlinson's Dairies Limited was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,267.20 to the Health...

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Review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 3rd 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced plans for a review and potential expansion of the...

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Negotiating Commercial Leases 1

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 2nd 2018 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

We have seen a recent trend where both Landlords and Tenants attempt to negotiate and complete new commercial leases especially...

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Proprietary Estoppel: son entitled to inherit family farm and mother's farming partnership share (High Court)

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on July 2nd 2018 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

The High Court held that, under proprietary estoppel, a son (G) was entitled, on his mother's (Mrs T's) death, to...

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Rural Crime Survey

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 12th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

The 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across England and Wales, is now...

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Landlord’s Obligations to Consult with Residential Leaseholders

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

Landlord’s should consult with residential leaseholders before either carrying out works above a certain value to a building, or entering...

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GDPR and the Role of Landlords and their Agents

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 21st 2018 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

New angles to the GDPR legislation arise every week.  One of the issues affecting the property market is the role...

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Buyers Beware

Posted by Katrina Short on May 11th 2018 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

Buying a new property is a very exciting time, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned house purchaser,...

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Consultation on potential ban of live exports of animals for slaughter

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 11th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

The government has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter...

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Badger cull central to policy to rid England of bovine TB by 2038

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 10th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

The government is committed to eradicating bovine TB and sees badger culling as central to that policy, as highlighted in...

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Attention Farmers!

Posted by Mark Carlisle on April 20th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

Basic Payment Scheme deadline looms

The application deadline for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017 is midnight on 15 May 2018....

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New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major...

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Boundary Disputes: Practical Tips

Posted by Emma Northover on January 29th 2018 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

The excesses and expense of boundary disputes never seem too far away from our national press.  Often we scoff at...

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A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty...

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Inheritance Disputes - Your Local Experts

Posted by Emma Northover on April 7th 2017 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

Emma Northover, a Partner in the Litigation Department, and her Senior Solicitor colleague, Stephen Fisher Crouch, are both recognised as...

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Making Proper Arrangements: LPA

Posted by Robert Mitchell on February 20th 2017 in All, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION.

Robert Mitchell, one of Beviss & Beckingsales Private Client Solicitors based at our Honiton Branch, has been writing about making...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Banks mortgage interest in a home

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 19th 2016 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

Where a bank allowed mortgage debtors to sell their family home to pay off part of their debts and buy...

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When should a person’s dying wishes be ignored?

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 4th 2016 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

In a case that is being keenly followed by the charity sector, a disputed will has recently been sent to...

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Budget 2016 Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 16th 2016 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

The government first announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties in last year’s autumn...

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Anti-social driving rules begin to bite

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All.

In what is believed to be the first conviction for “lane hogging”, a van driver was recently fined £500 and...

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Deducting Pay from Striking Teachers

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All.

In a recent judgement in the Court of Appeal, it was ruled that an employer was entitled to withhold one...

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New Government Victims’ Information Service

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All.

The government has launched a new information service for victims of crime.  The service will mean, for the first time,...

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Attention Landlords - New Rules regarding Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Emma Northover on October 8th 2015 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

Some important new rules have been introduced concerning Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (ASTs)for residential properties.  These rules came into force...

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The patient’s right to information

Posted by Emma Northover on August 12th 2015 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

A woman recently won damages on behalf of her son for injuries sustained at his birth as a result of...

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Employer not liable for employee’s reckless actions

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All.

The Court of Appeal recently found that an employer was not liable for the severe injuries caused by an employee...

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Directors unable to attribute wrongdoing to company

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All.

The courts recently ruled that when the directors of a company involved it in fraudulent transactions, the company was not...

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Magistrates can impose higher fines

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All.

A new law has come into force which removes the £5,000 cap that used to limit the maximum fines magistrates...

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“Make a Plea” Service

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All.

A new digital service will allow people charged with minor motoring offences to make a plea online at a time...

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Good News for Second Home owners in the EU

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

UK owners of property owned in Europe can sleep a little easier tonight after two key decisions in relation to...

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Pension Tax Rule Amendments 2015

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

A number of changes are being made to Pension Tax rules to reflect the great flexibility individuals will have to...

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Pension; Automatic Enrolment

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All.

June 2015 is one of the dates after which firms (in this case with fewer than 50 workers) will begin...

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Judges Bemoan Working Conditions

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All.

Almost all Judges in England and Wales believe that their working conditions have worsened over the past 5 years, the...

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New House Building Numbers Confusing

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

The number of houses being built in the UK fell during the final 3 months of 2014, the first such...

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The Rise of Women Solicitors

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All.

The Law Society of Ireland has announced that female Irish Solicitors now outnumber Irish male Solicitors practising in the Republic.

Our...

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Energy Act 2011

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

We are certain that all of our clients are now familiar with the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate...

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Make Sure Your Boundaries Are Accurate

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 23rd 2015 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

We advise all of our clients who are purchasing properties to visit the property on the ground with the Land...

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Flood Risk

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 16th 2015 in All.

Heading towards the depths of winter prompts me to write on the subject of flooding. Law Society guidance highlights the...

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A new Court of Appeal decision on Landlords Repairing Obligations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 11th 2015 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

There is a new case on landlords repairing obligations that you need to know about.  Edwards v Kumarasamy.

Mr Edwards was...

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Access the Wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Beatrix Potter!

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 11th 2015 in All, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

HM Courts & Tribunal Service have made available for public viewing 41 million wills which date back to 1858.   You...

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Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted by on February 9th 2015 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of...

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New Court of Appeal Decision on Tenancy Deposit Regulations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 2nd 2015 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

If you are a Landlord of a property where you took a deposit and the tenancy went “periodic” before the...

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Tribunal Fees Put Off Claimants

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 26th 2015 in All.

More than 80% of clients seeking helping from Citizens Advice say they would be put off going to an Employment...

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Get Proper Legal Representation for Family Law Cases

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on January 19th 2015 in All, FAMILY.

The growing volume of what are called “litigants in person” has been politically sensitive since much of Family Law was...

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Selling a Business? Beware of your Duty of Disclosure

Posted by Frances Griffiths on September 30th 2014 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

In a case which underlines the need for both full and accurate disclosure of potential liabilities when selling a business,...

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Deeds of Variation - Varying your inheritance after death

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

It is not a well known fact that, beneficiaries of a will or intestacy can alter or rearrange the deceased...

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Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over...

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Proprietary Estoppel

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on September 30th 2014 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

“But he promised that I could have it…”

It may not be too difficult for most of us to recall a...

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Intestacy

Posted by Liz Heron on September 30th 2014 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

I haven’t got a Will  – what happens when I die?

It is estimated that in the UK only one in three adults have...

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Renting commercial property

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2014 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

Paying for commercial premises often represents the lion’s share of operating costs for most new businesses.  Not many new businesses...

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Children to be heard in family disputes

Posted by Karen-Lee Watts on September 30th 2014 in All, FAMILY.

Following the recent case of Re H (children) [2014] children will now be given a greater voice in the family...

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Fixed costs for Probate Services

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

At Beviss & Beckingsale we are always asking our clients how they feel we can improve our services and, yes,...

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Increase in DIY Probate leads to 300% increase in Estate Administration Claims

Posted by Emma Northover on September 30th 2014 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION.

There is always the temptation in life to try and save money but equally, there is the well known saying,...

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Application to Appeal IHT Relief Claim on Holiday Lettings Rejected

Posted by Victoria Emmett on May 27th 2014 in All, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION.

The door appears to have finally slammed shut on a family’s attempt to obtain Business Property Relief (BPR) from Inheritance...

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Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to...

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Court of Protection - Misuse of Powers

Posted by Emma Northover on April 24th 2014 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

The Court of Protection is the part of the Court which is designated with the task of looking after the...

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Energy Saving Home Improvements and Building Regulations

Posted by Frances Griffiths on April 2nd 2014 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

Making improvements (particularly to improve energy efficiency) to your home can add value but in some cases failure to obtain...

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Pre Nuptial Agreements

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on April 2nd 2014 in All, FAMILY.

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people prior to their marriage confirming how their assets will...

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Attorney's Duties

Posted by Liz Heron on April 2nd 2014 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

We are often asked to prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney on behalf of clients.  However, it can also be a daunting...

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Piercing the Corporate Veil

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on February 12th 2014 in All, FAMILY.

It is a fundamental principle of company law that a company has a separate legal personality from its members.  People therefore...

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Does your Commercial Lease have a Break Clause

Posted by Mark Carlisle on February 12th 2014 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

What is a Break Clause?

A break clause allows either a Landlord or a Tenant (normally the Tenant) to bring a...

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Inheritance Tax

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

It is reported that there has been an increase in the number of families facing an inheritance tax bill on...

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Rectification of a Will

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

The England & Wales Court of Appeal has ordered that a clerical error in the signing of Wills by a...

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Deception invalidates Planning Application

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 12th 2014 in All.

An application for change of use of a property from agricultural to residential was recently turned down because the applicant...

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Charitable Giving

Posted by Liz Heron on December 18th 2013 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

Although for most of us there is truth in the saying that “Charity begins at Home”, many of our clients...

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Deathbed Gifts

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on December 18th 2013 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

Is it possible to make a gift on your deathbed that bypasses your will or intestacy?

The simple answer is yes.  There...

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Buying a Business

Posted by Mark Ollier on November 8th 2013 in All, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

One of the hallmarks of the last few years has been the enthusiasm of clients to purchase or start  new businesses...

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Care home funding - NHS Continuing Health Care

Posted by Paul Watkins on October 25th 2013 in All, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

In the summer of 2010 Mrs B was admitted to hospital following a fall in which she suffered a fractured...

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Mounting care home fees could be impacting on wills, warns Beviss & Beckingsale

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 6th 2013 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

High care home fees risk leaving the elderly with little or nothing to bequeath to loved ones in their wills,...

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Proposed Changes in Children Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All, FAMILY.

Changes in private family law proceedings in respect of children are in the process of being made which are intended...

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Divorce and the Summer Holidays

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All, FAMILY.

Newly-divorced parents should take care when taking their children abroad on summer holidays warns our Partner Zoe Gaitskell. “Parents could...

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Staff Have Rights to a Private Life

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 6th 2013 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

An employer who required her live-in housekeeper to not get pregnant has been ordered by an Employment Tribunal to pay...

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Disputes Over Land: Love Thy Neighbour

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on August 29th 2013 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

The initial problem arose because the strip of land which had previously been registered as part of 29 Milner Street...

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The need for Electrical Safety in tenanted properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

A recent study by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), ‘Landlords Risking Lives and Livelihoods By Ignoring Electrical Safety’, that was...

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HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new...

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Home Loans to Children?

Posted by Frances Griffiths on August 20th 2013 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more...

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Can someone else decide what is in your Will?

Posted by Emma Northover on July 23rd 2013 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

Everyone knows that it is important to make a Will and to keep it under review but like catching up...

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Be careful what you wish for!

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

The high profile dispute involving the winner of the popular TV show “The Apprentice” highlights how important it is to...

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HMRC can see Accountants’ tax advice to client

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 3rd 2013 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

A major principle, on which the legal system in England and Wales relies, is that any communication between a client...

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East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get...

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Flood Risk

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

In June 2013, the agreement between the insurance industry and the Government, “The Flood Insurance Statement Of Principles Agreement” will...

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Tenants benefit when repair costs rise

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

When a Landlord wants to carry out works and the cost of completing them will be charged to the Tenants...

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New Estate Administration Protocol

Posted by Victoria Emmett on November 12th 2012 in All, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

Dealing with the death of a relative is stressful enough, without the added stress of a long drawn out winding-up...

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The Influence Of Cranbrook

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 9th 2012 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

Lying to the east of Exeter beyond Whimple lie green fields upon which a gigantic construction project  is altering the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Contaminated Land

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 18th 2010 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All.

Ever thought about the land under your feet? Do you know the history of the land surrounding your house? More...

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Lending Money To Children For Home Loans

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 26th 2009 in All, MOVING HOUSE.

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more...

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