The Defended Divorce

Tini Owens, a wife who described her marriage as having been “desperately unhappy” for many years, has had no option but to apply to the Court of Appeal to overturn...


Should you Accept a Decision of the Financial Ombudsman Service?

The Financial Ombudsman Service is designed to offer an independent assessment of a consumer’s complaint against a financial institution or adviser. This service is offered to consumers and small businesses...


Inheritance and Divorce – Is My Inheritance Safe?

Divorce is a highly stressful time for all members of a family, not least of all the separating couple at the heart of it. During this difficult time those individuals...


Discretionary Trusts in Wills = More Inheritance Tax

Many people have discretionary trusts in their wills and there can be a number of reasons for this, including: Adding flexibility and protection for inheritance by family members Providing for vulnerable beneficiaries whilst protecting their entitlement to...


Winter Holiday Claims – Local Standards

Whether you are looking for some sun during these dark months or planning on a winter sports holiday, hopefully you will not return injured. However, if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident, which was...


Remarry in Haste…

English Divorce law is up to date when it comes to sorting out the financial aspect of a divorce or disputes about children. However, there are areas where it is very out of...


Top Tips on Selling Your Home

The process of selling and moving home is one of the biggest decisions you will make. Preparation is key to ensure that you obtain the best price for your property and that...


Fracking in the East Midlands

A drilling company has approached the landowners of Sherwood Forest for permission to carry out seismic surveys which will determine whether the site has the potential to be fracked. Hundreds...


Who Pays for your Care?

Headlines at the back-end of 2016 focused on the ‘crisis’ in social care and allowing council tax bills to rise by 3% to enable local authorities to fund a social care ‘black hole’. The...


Disability Discrimination: Progressive Conditions

Can type 2 diabetes be a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA)? Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Taylor v Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming...


Uncover the True Facts of Family Law

Over the last couple of years there has been much speculation over family law issues such as what constitutes a marriage, what rights cohabiting couples have as well as rumours...


School Admission Appeals

In March and April each year, parents across the country find out which new school their child will attend. In most cases, this will be your first choice school. But...