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Family disputes – what are your rights when operating a family business?

In our latest guest blog, John Osborne partner and Head of Family Law and corporate solicitor, Chloe Wishart teamed up with Karl Hodson, partner at UK Business Finance, part of…


Demand for specialist estate planning advice supports growth of private client team

Growing demand for specialist advice around inheritance, trust and estate planning matters has seen Harrison Drury’s private client team go from strength to strength. Following recent recruitment, including the appointments…


Six life events that should prompt you to update your Will

Donna Matthews from our private client team explains the importance of not forgetting to keep a Will up to date and outlines six scenarios where you may want to consider…


Overcoming school holiday conflict as a separated family

The school summer holidays can often be a time of stress for separated parents trying to arrange childcare cover and plan holidays at home or abroad. Rebecca Patience, family law…


Series or instalments: What payment option is best suited for your financial settlement

One of the main objectives of the court when resolving financial matters between divorcing parties is to try and separate their finances and sever the financial bonds between them. Rebecca…


Navigating contact with your children on Father’s Day

Coping with the emotional stress of separation can make it difficult to navigate contact arrangements for any children involved. Rebecca Patience, senior associate solicitor and Grace McGarvey, legal apprentice from…


What is a grant of probate and when is it required?

A grant of probate (or grant of representation) is a legal document that confirms the executors of a will that have the authority to manage and administer the estate of…


Renewed calls for legal framework to protect cohabiting couples

Janine Hutson from Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team discusses the latest calls for a legal framework to protect cohabiting couples as the most recent census reveals the number…


Why do I need a will?

Rebecca Mitchell-Smith, a solicitor in our private client team, provides a quick guide to the importance of having an up-to-date will and outlines the process behind preparing one. A will…


The importance of a legally binding order to record your financial settlement on divorce

One of the biggest misconceptions of divorcing couples is that once their marriage has been dissolved and the final order pronounced, all matters are concluded. Even though you may no…


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