Private Clients

April 12, 2022

“Share of Freehold”: not necessarily a sweet deal

Residential flats are often advertised for sale as “share of freehold”. This suggests that the flat buyer will acquire a share of…

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March 18, 2022

Teenager’s Wishes and Feelings Prevail in Finely Balanced Adoption Case

Children may not have the capacity to make important decisions for themselves, but that does not mean that family judges ignore their…

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March 10, 2022

Moral and Legal Obligations are Different – Family Inheritance Dispute

There can be a world of difference between a moral obligation and a legal one. The High Court made that point in rejecting…

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March 7, 2022

Father Probably Responsible for Fatal Poisoning – Family Judge’s Findings

Before deciding where a child’s best interests lie, family judges often have to conduct detailed inquiries into the character and conduct of…

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February 23, 2022

Divorce – Fairly Dividing Marital Assets is Not a Blame Game

The question of who is to blame for the breakdown of a marriage is often uppermost in divorcees’ minds, but it is…

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February 17, 2022

Update Your Will Today – This is What Can Happen If You Don’t

Family relationships can become increasingly complex over time, particularly where marital breakdown intervenes, and that is why it is so important to…

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February 14, 2022

Relationship Broken Down? Do You Understand the Legal Consequences?

When a relationship between partners who jointly own their home breaks down, one of them may move out leaving the other in…

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February 4, 2022

Disinherited Widow Can Pursue Reasonable Provision Claim Despite Delay

If someone on whom you depend financially dies without reasonably providing for you in their will, you should contact a solicitor straight…

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February 1, 2022

High Court Exercises Inherent Power to Order Children’s Return to England

Many families have one foot in the UK and another abroad and that can give rise to parental disagreement as to where…

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Disability Discrimination by Association – Guideline EAT Decision

It may sound surprising, but you need not necessarily be disabled in order to suffer disability discrimination. As one case showed, it…

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