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What is a ToLATA Claim?

what is a TOLATA claim? | 5 minute read If you and your partner split up without being married, dividing your family home can be complex and costly. According to UK law, unmarried couples and married couples have significantly different rights when it comes to ending...

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What Is A Community Order Offence?

In the UK, community orders are often used to punish first-time offenders who commit serious crimes. These types of sentences involve individuals carrying out specific tasks and requirements in the community, opposed to serving time in prison. If you are facing an...

Violent Crimes and Their Punishments

Violent crimes and their legal penalties | 5 minute read A criminal defence lawyer will have to confront many crimes during their career, including fraud, theft and negligence. However, no case will leave so large an impact, on both victim and accused, as a violent...

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What is a Special Guardianship Order?

What is a Special Guardianship Order? | 5 Minute Read. If a child's biological parents can no longer look after them, and if the child is not eligible for adoption, you can apply to be a special guardian. The appointed special guardian is given parental responsibility...

What is a ToLATA Claim?

what is a TOLATA claim? | 5 minute read If you and your partner split up without being married, dividing your family home can be complex and costly. According to UK law, unmarried couples and married couples have significantly different rights when it comes to ending...

Child Custody: 5 Things You Need to Know

Child Custody: 5 Things You Need to Know? | 7 minute read Child custody is a particularly complex area of family law. When a couple get divorced or separate, child arrangements are easily one of the most cost challenging factors to amicably agree upon. The term...

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Transfer of Equity: How Does it Work?

Transfer of Equity | 5 Minute Read.Transferring the equity of a property is the process of removing or adding someone to the property's title deed. A transfer of equity will often come into play when major live changes occur, yet will allow you to change the ownership...

What is a ToLATA Claim?

what is a TOLATA claim? | 5 minute read If you and your partner split up without being married, dividing your family home can be complex and costly. According to UK law, unmarried couples and married couples have significantly different rights when it comes to ending...

How Long Does It Take To Evict A Tenant?

How Long Does It Take To Evict A Tenant? | Read Time 2-4 Minutes.When it comes to eviction, there is "no one size fits all". Notice periods vary across the board and are determined by the eviction notice served, and the grounds which the tenant has broken. This means...

Restrictive Covenants – What Exactly Are They?

Many people won't have heard of restrictive covenants, but they're a crucial element of contracts and owning property. They state what you can and can't do under the terms of your contract and crop up most frequently in employment contracts and when buying a property...

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What is a Deed of Variation?

what is a deed of variation? | Read Time 2-4 Minutes.We've all heard the phrase "last will and testament." But did you know that the wishes in someone's will could still be changed after they pass away? If you want to change the portion of an estate that is left to...

Contentious Probate

what is contentious probate? | 5 minute read When someone disagrees with how a loved one's estate is handled after they pass away, this is known as contentious probate. Contentious probate is an umbrella term for a variety of different disputes which could arise...

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What Is A Community Order Offence?

In the UK, community orders are often used to punish first-time offenders who commit serious crimes. These types of sentences involve individuals carrying out specific tasks and requirements in the community, opposed to serving time in prison. If you are facing an...

Transfer of Equity: How Does it Work?

Transfer of Equity | 5 Minute Read.Transferring the equity of a property is the process of removing or adding someone to the property's title deed. A transfer of equity will often come into play when major live changes occur, yet will allow you to change the ownership...

What is a Special Guardianship Order?

What is a Special Guardianship Order? | 5 Minute Read. If a child's biological parents can no longer look after them, and if the child is not eligible for adoption, you can apply to be a special guardian. The appointed special guardian is given parental responsibility...

What is a Deed of Variation?

what is a deed of variation? | Read Time 2-4 Minutes.We've all heard the phrase "last will and testament." But did you know that the wishes in someone's will could still be changed after they pass away? If you want to change the portion of an estate that is left to...

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