Does the economy affect divorce statistics?

In December 2011, the Office for National Statistics released its annual figures showing the number of divorces in 2010 throughout England and Wales was 119,589. The number of divorces has increased 4.9% since 2009 when there were 113,949 divorces. The figures, quite surprisingly, show the first rise in divorces since 2003 when there were 152,923… Read more »

City and County Healthcare complete North West acquisition

City & County Healthcare Limited has significantly increased its presence in the North West with the acquisition of Springbank Community Care Limited (Springbank) in Stoke-on-Trent. As the City & County Group has established branches in Lancashire and the West Midlands, the deal puts it firmly on track to become one of the UK’s largest private… Read more »

Commercial property and self invested personal pension plans (SIPPs)

As borrowing remains difficult in the current climate, there is an increasing trend of business owners taking advantage of using commercial property in Self Invested Personal Pension Plans (SIPPs). A SIPP is the ideal way to release capital for a business. By selling a property to your pension fund instead of holding cash in it,… Read more »

Are you keeping hidden assets squirrelled away from your partner?

In a recent report Prudential indicated that 15% of us over the age of 40, living with a partner, keep some or all of their savings hidden from their other halves. Whilst the survey looks at attitudes to holding onto secret savings and not disclosing to a spouse or partner, it is worth bearing in… Read more »

National guide praises Stockport legal team

Employment lawyers at SAS Daniels LLP have become the only North West team outside of Manchester and Liverpool city centres to be recommended for high standards of client service, in a new national guide to law firms. The firm’s employment team was ranked among the region’s best by Chambers UK 2011. The leading guide is… Read more »

BiG Storage toy appeal 2011 – Stockport office collection

It is that time of year again where Christmas is dawning upon us. The shops are beginning to light up with bright fairy lights and Christmas displays; and most children are dreaming up their wish lists for Santa hoping that he leaves them something exciting on Christmas day. For some children and teenagers from underprivileged… Read more »

SAS Daniels advises on Oldham care home sale

Health and social care specialists at North West law firm SAS Daniels have advised the owners of Treetops Nursing Home in Oldham on the sale of the business for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1990, the business operates 30 bedrooms within a purpose-built detached property on Carthage Street. It has been sold to an experienced… Read more »

Warrington cleaning and decontamination technology firm raises funds for growth

North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP has advised Warrington-based medical and hygiene sector products supplier Ebiox Ltd on a £700,000 fund raising exercise to support its growth plans. The funds were raised through a private placement and will be used to support the firm’s ambitious growth plans which include developing and strengthening its product… Read more »

Digital Inheritance – What do you have in Cyberspace?

As a nation we are becoming more “connected” than ever before, with our work and personal lives increasingly lived through smart phones, tablets, social media and online accounts. It is estimated there are £2.3 billion of internet hosted assets such as music, films, subscriptions and accounts currently stashed away online in this digital cloud by… Read more »

Have your say, there’s no need for a tattoo!

More and more people are wanting to make their wishes clear in respect of medical treatment – in the event that they are unexpectedly taken into hospital in an unconscious state and cannot communicate their wishes. In order to make their preferences explicit, some people have resorted to drastic measures, such as the Grandma who… Read more »