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10 divorce myths and common questions

If I divorce I will lose any entitlement to my spouse’s pension? No you won’t. You can obtain a pension-sharing order to secure your interest in his or her pension.…


First divorce rate rise in eight years could be due to recession

The number of divorces in England and Wales rose by 4.9 per cent in 2010 and an analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests the increase may be…


Agreeing the arrangements for children after a divorce

My partner and I have separated and we have three children. Can we agree the arrangements for the children or do we need to go to court? Parents are always…


Security firm scores a victory against ‘compensation culture’ with Harrison Drury

Harrison Drury has helped a security firm challenge the compensation culture with a successful defence against a personal injury claim. In the case we represented an established and reputable company…

Case StudiesDispute ResolutionLeisure, Tourism & Retail

My marriage has broken down – can my wife divorce me?

Some marriages hit the rocks very quickly, but it is important to keep in mind that you must have been married for a minimum period of 12 months before your…


Using a deed of variation to alter distribution of an estate

A Deed of Variation (sometimes called a Deed of Family Arrangement) enables the beneficiaries of a deceased person’s estate to alter the distribution of the estate. A Deed of Variation…

Home & FamilyWills, Probate & Trusts

Protecting your intellectual property

The ownership and right to use intellectual property is an increasingly important consideration as businesses seek to gain a competitive edge. Where a product is protected by intellectual property, this…

Automotive, Transport & LogisticsBusiness ProtectionCharities & Not for Profit

Persistence pays off in commercial disputes

A recent commercial dispute I was involved with demonstrates the value of being prepared to pursue a claim and not to be put off by repeated denials and delaying tactics…

Dispute ResolutionProperty & Construction

Harrison Drury advises Leonard Curtis on Lancashire move

Harrison Drury’s property law team has advised business rescue and recovery specialist Leonard Curtis on its lease of new premises in Lancashire. The Bury-headquartered firm has opened an office at…

Banking, Finance & ProfessionalCase StudiesHD News

Using restrictive covenants in employee contracts

Seeing one of your former employees set up a business in direct competition to yours can be a frustrating experience and one that is damaging to your interests. If your…

Automotive, Transport & LogisticsBanking, Finance & ProfessionalCharities & Not for Profit

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