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Our Commercial Property team continues expansion

We have expanded our senior legal team again by appointing our fourth specialist solicitor of the year. Commercial property expert Iain Hall has joined us from law firm Marsden Rawsthorn,…

HD NewsProperty & Construction

Landlords no longer out-foxed

A national estate agent, Foxtons, has received a severe reprimand in a High Court ruling that gives some welcome good news to residential landlords. This ruling may effect many buy…

Property & Construction

Landmark Victory over Pre-nuptial Agreement

A ruling earlier this month by the Court of Appeal has held that Family Courts should take account of pre-nuptial agreements when dividing assets following the breakdown of a marriage.…

Divorce & Family LawHome & Family

Landlord and tenants: How clean is a clean lease?

Landlords and tenants have always been able to agree a whole range of different deals for different circumstances. Even in the present market with lower rents and shorter terms on…

Property & Construction

Plan for your children’s future now!

In these difficult economic times the last thing on your mind is giving away your money and assets. However, with share prices and property prices falling to such a low…

Home & FamilyWills, Probate & Trusts

Squatters Rights?

Yes, that’s me serving court proceedings on a group of travellers who had set up camp on a site owned by one of our clients across from Sedbergh School. Who…

Property & Construction

New Partner for our private client team

We are expanding our private client department with the appointment of a new specialist. Jill Robinson has been appointed as a partner in our Preston office, where she will head…

HD News

Inheritance tax worries

The Conservative Party’s plans to raise the Inheritance Tax (IHT) threshold to £1m or £2m for couples are now looking uncertain. A Tory Treasury spokesman admitted the changes were no…

Home & FamilyWills, Probate & Trusts

Wave goodbye to your right to forfeit

You only have to look at the high street and read the newspapers to see that the number of empty premises has increased and tenant administrations are on the rise.…

Property & Construction

‘Common law marriage’ – a Myth

A Look at the Injustices of Cohabitation Law: Attempts to modernise Family Law on cohabitation Common Law Marriage are being backed by Resolution, an organisation of 5,000 lawyers who believe in…

Divorce & Family LawHome & Family

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