Landmark ruling a warning to co-habitees, says family lawyer

A family lawyer at SAS Daniels LLP is urging unmarried couples to make sure they have a written agreement in place before purchasing a property together after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court yesterday (9 November). The highest court in the UK ruled that Leonard Kernott was entitled to only 10 per cent of… Read more »

Dawn Gibbins MBE at The Business Club

Law firm SAS Daniels LLP and Harts Chartered Accountants have announced Dawn Gibbins MBE will be the guest speaker at the “The Business Club” this month. Dawn, a Cheshire-based entrepreneur, will give a presentation on how ‘Daring to be different’ can lead to success in business. She gained national fame earlier this year when she… Read more »

Child Support Agency crackdown

A father who has failed to pay child maintenance for his daughter for more than 16 years has had a record-breaking single payment of £108,000 forcibly deducted from his bank account. The father refused to respond to letters and calls from the Child Support Agency (CSA). Investigators used powers which require banks to open up… Read more »

Cohabitants should take precautions

According to Law Society President John Wotton “the law that currently exists for cohabitants is disjointed and grossly inadequate.” Figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed that between 2001 and 2010 the number of opposite sex cohabiting couple families in the UK grew from 2.1m to 2.8m. Of these, 39% have dependent children…. Read more »

Cheshire Business Awards 2011 – The winners

Since the launch of the Trinity Mirror – Cheshire Business Awards in May this year, the excitement has been building up to the awards evening where the winners for 2011 were announced. The Cheshire Business Awards evening took place on Friday 16 September 2011 at Chester Racecourse. Lucy Meacock, journalist and Granada and ITN news… Read more »

Personal liability for directors: a pre-packed problem

Pre-pack transactions create an enormous number of ethical headaches; one of the main objections being that directors of a failed business can effectively “dump” debt and other liabilities and start afresh under a new company. However, it’s not really that easy or simple. More frequently than not, if directors have given personal guarantees in relation… Read more »

The Bribery Act – Business owners beware

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on the 1st July 2011 and has introduced changes that will have a significant impact on all businesses. It is therefore vital that business owners take this piece of legislation seriously. Businesses would be well advised to introduce appropriate measures to ensure that there is widespread awareness of… Read more »

Chester feels confidence improve after job worries in region

An expert in Chester’s property scene has heralded recent business developments in the city as a much needed boost to confidence, following a series of announcements each with the potential to adversely affect the jobs market. Andrew Clark, who is a specialist property lawyer with Chester-based law firm SAS Daniels LLP, has worked in the… Read more »

SAS Daniels advises Macpac on aquisition of Northampton packaging firm

North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP, has advised Stockport-based Macpac Ltd on the acquisition of Hamilton Plastic Packaging Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Macpac, a major UK manufacturer of thermoformed packaging and trays, supplies a range of bespoke and stock packaging to industrial clients and blue chip retailers. The deal will see Northampton-based Hamilton’s… Read more »

What is Personalisation and Safeguarding?

The role played by professionals in protecting vulnerable older people from abusive relationships is all the more crucial as a result of the government’s self-directed support policy, and a review of the Vetting and Barring Scheme announced in October 2010 by Home Secretary Theresa May. Self-directed support, or personalisation, aims to tailor social services to reflect… Read more »