“Charity begins at home” as the old expression goes. An expression recently adhered to in the Court of Appeal hearing involving Melita Jackson’s estate when her daughter attended disputing the Will. In her last will and testament drafted in April 2002, Mrs Jackson left her estate (worth in the region of £500,000) to three separate…Details
Action towards a new living wage caught the headlines as Chancellor George Osborne delivered his first Budget statement under a Tory majority, alongside good news for families who want to pass on their property wealth to future generations. The Chancellor announced that economic growth forecasts would be held for 2015 and 2016, but gave a…Details
Despite common belief, the rights of unmarried couples are not as protected as they are for their married counterparts. Unmarried couples have no basic rights to their partner’s property if they split up. Forward planning is key. Whilst it is not considered the romantic thing to do, it is always a good idea to consider…Details
More and more people these days are choosing to live together (co-habitation) rather than marrying. No doubt one of the considerations, especially for those who have pre-existing assets such as a home, is that they view they may be better protected financially if something subsequently goes wrong. It is certainly true the law is different…Details
Two companies who went to court in an argument over whose terms and conditions applied to a company contract between them, have both lost out. The ruling from the High Court has said that neither company made enough efforts to deliver up their terms and conditions to the other side, leaving both without a leg…Details
2015 – Proposal for dramatic increases of up to 600% in court fees! Do not delay and bring your claim in before the fees rise!
On Friday, 16 January 2015 the government announced the court fees reform proposals, which are intended to reduce the deficit on the costs of the civil and family courts, essentially by increasing the fees payable by those using the civil courts. The principal change is that the fee to issue proceedings for the recovery…Details