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Category Archives: Ask the Experts

Karen Witter – Partner in the Family & Private Client team… answers two reader questions…

Q: My husband and I have decided to separate. We are still on good terms with one another and we have agreed everything in respect of our finances. We would like to go and see the same solicitor to keep the costs down. Is this ok? A: As solicitors we are unable to act for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – Property Law

Q: I am thinking of buying a property at auction.  Is there anything in particular that should do to prepare for the auction? A: There are three key considerations when you are thinking of buying a property at auction; having the auction pack checked by a solicitor, having a survey and making sure funding is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – Employment Law

Q: We have had a downward trend in the number of orders we have had over the last four months and if it continues unfortunately we may have to consider redundancies. We have a number of apprentices working for us and wondered whether they should be treated any differently to employees? A: Employers have certain... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – Business Law

Q: I am a member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and I am seeking to transfer my share to a new member.  The law does not appear to be particularly clear in this area.  What is the best way forward? Limited Liability Partnerships were introduced in England and Wales in 2001 as a means... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – Family Law & Relationships

Q: My husband and I have decided to separate. We are still on good terms with one another and we have agreed everything in respect of our finances. We would like to go and see the same solicitor to keep the costs down. Is this ok? A: As solicitors we are unable to act for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – Family Law & Relationships

Q: I have recently married and have a four year old son from a previous relationship.  My son is estranged from his father and considers my husband as his father.  Can my husband acquire the same legal rights I have for my son? A: If the child’s biological father’s consent was forthcoming then you could... Read the rest of this entry →

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Question: I was married with two children, but got divorced some years ago.  At the time I changed my will to benefit the children.  I am now engaged to be married later this year.   I still intend for my estate to be left to my children but have been advised that I will need to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – July 2012

SONIO SINGH – PARTNER IN THE CORPORATE DEPARTMENT…. Q: I am a majority shareholder in a company that has a minority shareholder holding a small number of shares who has been untraceable for many years. On the recommendation of the Directors, we are seeking to ensure our Members Register is cleaned up (with a view... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts – May 2012

Ask The Experts: This month three members of our senior team answer your business and private client questions… Q: I rushed into a civil ceremony with my partner after the change in law in 2005, but we have now decided to split up. I am unsure how to pursue a legal dissolution, are the legal... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ask the Experts March 2012

Q: My father died many years ago and my mother dealt with all the financial matters. My mother has recently passed away, and I have found out that I am the executor of her will. What does this mean? A: Karen Witter – partner in our Private Client deaprtment says…  When somebody dies, there are... Read the rest of this entry →

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