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
This November Harry “AKA the Hairy” Rimmer and Steven “the Stubble” Judge of the Stephen Rimmer Civil Litigation department have fashioned their very own take on the Movember fund raising scheme. Through thick and thin these moustachioed members itched and scratched their way through November and from within our offices alone have managed to collect…Details
The property market was top headline for Chancellor George Osborne in this year’s Autumn statement, with a radical change to stamp duty which should see 98% of buyers better off. Highlighting that the UK is currently the fastest growing economy in the G7, the Chancellor announced an improved economic growth forecast for 2014, increased to…Details