How to Prepare for an Amicable Divorce

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The divorce process is rarely a completely painless experience. Even if you remain on good terms with your ex-partner, it can be emotionally painful to move on and separate from what you have built together. However, there are some things that you can do to make the divorce process smoother, quicker and less painful for… Read more »

Why Is It Important to Consider Beneficiaries in a Will?

Signing Document

During one of my recent client meetings, I asked my client who they would like to appoint as their beneficiaries in the event of a family tragedy. Subsequently, the client called me ‘Vicky Armageddon Timothy’ as, understandably, the thought of planning for a tragedy is not a nice one and one that is often disregarded…. Read more »

Tips for Self-Care During A Divorce or Relationship Breakdown

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Going through the breakdown of a marriage or relationship is an extremely emotional time and its effects are felt throughout the whole family. It is important to take care of yourself during this time, as you will experience a roller coaster of emotions. In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Claire Porter, Associate in our… Read more »

Using Company Finances to Fund Shareholder Disputes

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The recent High Court case of Koza Ltd v Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS [2021] EWHC 786 (Ch) involved a company incorporated in England (Koza Ltd) as well as a listed Turkish company (Koza Altin). In this case, the High Court has held that a company’s finances cannot be used to fund shareholder disputes. What Happened… Read more »

Breathing Space Scheme – Support for Individuals With Problem Debt

With the introduction of the Government’s Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 due to come into force on 4th May 2021, how might this impact the recovery of a debt you are due from an individual? Breathing Space has been introduced to support individuals who… Read more »

Service Occupancy: What You Need to Know

Farmhouses on a hill - displaying service occupancy in the agriculture sector

What is ‘Service Occupancy’? Service occupancy is where an employer requires an employee to live in a specified property in order to perform their job better. Employees often include agriculture staff, caretakers, hotel managers and teachers at residential schools. The employer gives the employee a personal licence to occupy the property for as long as… Read more »

Misrepresentation in Property Transactions

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With the news that property transactions rocketed by “over 48% in February 2021”, buyers should be aware of their rights should problems arise with the property once completion has taken place. What can you do if you’ve become a victim of misrepresentation during a property transaction? “Caveat Emptor” aka Buyer Beware The basic position when… Read more »

Paul Tyrer on Partial Exits and Why You Should Consider Them

Exit sign - Paul Tyrer discusses Partial Exits in Growth Business

A Partial Exit is a form of exit strategy that allows a business owner to still retain a stake in their business which could reap many benefits if done correctly. Our Partner in the Corporate team, Paul Tyrer, was approached by Growth Business to discuss his insights on Partial Exits. Read more about what Paul… Read more »