Pension Sharing on Divorce

For many people, the pension fund is the largest asset after the matrimonial home. Pension sharing on divorce or at the end of a civil partnership can help to achieve a suitable balance of splitting the assets. However, unless a ‘Pension Sharing Order’ is made then the benefits will usually be lost to one party,… Read more »

How to look after your pet in your Will

The great British public, long heralded as a nation of animal lovers, will frequently pamper their pooches and care for their cats in a variety of ways that may seem extravagant to some. With 49% of UK adults owning a pet and so many pets being a much-adored member of the family, it makes practical… Read more »

Misrepresentation in Contract Law

Misrepresentation of the facts in contract law can quite rightly, have financial consequences. The importance of making true and accurate representations when encouraging a party to enter into a contract was highlighted in a well-publicised case in 2018, where a premium dating agency was ordered by the High Court to refund a client £12,600 after… Read more »

Law firm SAS Daniels in a strong position and poised for further growth

Cheshire law firm SAS Daniels has smashed through its £9m billings target and is poised for further growth. The firm, which has four offices in Stockport, Chester, Macclesfield and Congleton, recently moved into a prominent, extensively refurbished office in Chester, allowing more room for expansion. Growth over the past 12 months has been across all… Read more »

Non Disclosure Agreements: A Legitimate Need To Protect Trade Secrets

Non disclosure agreements (NDAs) – or confidentiality agreements – have hit the headlines in recent months, as a number of well-known entrepreneurs have attempted to limit public disclosure of their sometimes dubious dealings with employees. However, many businesses continue to have a legitimate need to protect their trade secrets, software or valuable confidential information such as… Read more »

Parental Alienation: Where Subtle Negativity has an Impact

Father’s day is a time to acknowledge the importance of Fathers. For most, it is a day of recognition and togetherness. However, for some, the day may be an unhappy reminder of time lost with their children or a time to recognise the signs of parental alienation. When a relationship between adults fails, any number… Read more »

Strategic ways for funding a divorce or a financial settlement

Many people feel trapped in an unhappy marriage unable to move on as they simply don’t know their options for funding a divorce, believe they cannot afford to pay for a divorce or fund the cost of obtaining a financial settlement. The aim of this article is to offer practical advice explaining both traditional and… Read more »

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and when is it used?

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) are frequently used to protect confidential information being revealed either publically or, in the commercial sense, to a competitor. These agreements, between employer and employee, will stipulate what information must remain confidential and under what, if any, circumstances the information can be used or disclosed. Are Non-Disclosure Agreements a new phenomenon? Although… Read more »

SAS Daniels promotes four property law specialists

Leading Cheshire law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has promoted four Property specialists across the North West as it continues to grow the business in 2019. The full-service firm which has offices across the North West and Greater Manchester has promoted two senior associates to Partner and two solicitors to Senior Associate. James Goddard has been… Read more »

Splitting up? How will your business continue after divorce?

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal 42% of all marriages now end in divorce. With 5.7 million small and medium sized enterprises in the UK in 2017, these figures suggest divorce could impact a significant number of businesses and individuals. On setting up a small business, often for tax purposes, it… Read more »