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The dangers of using unregulated will writers

A recent case handled by our dispute resolution team, in which we were able to secure the proceeds of an estate for our client after an unregulated will writing company…

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To break or not to break – when will the Court grant a landlord break clause in a renewal lease?

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “Act”) protects the occupation of business tenants at expiry of lease term, but a recent decision of the High Court gives hope to…

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You have been appointed an Executor. What happens now?

Senior associate solicitor, Charlotte Cooper from our private client team looks at the steps people need to take once they have been named as an executor in a Will. In…

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Five adjustments employers can easily make to assist employees experiencing menopause

With October being internationally recognised as World Menopause Awareness Month, Helen Russell, HR consultant and Alex Barr, trainee solicitor, look at the key facts about menopause. Firstly, what menopause is, how…

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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…

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How we made it possible: Helping a client retrieve valuable confidential data taken by an employee

In a case led by Matthew Astley, senior associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution team, we helped our client retrieve valuable confidential, commercial and personal data taken deliberately…

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Decision delivered in the case of Owens v Owens

The Supreme Court has delivered its much-anticipated judgement in the case of Owens v Owens, a contested divorce case which has revived calls for no-fault divorce. Trainee solicitor in the…

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Mills v Mills – Maintenance payments after divorce

It’s an interesting time in the field of family law. We recently discussed the case of Owens v Owens in the supreme court, and now we have seen the case…

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How to claim against the estate: A widow included in her husband’s will receives no benefit from the estate

The former England football captain and Blackpool stalwart Jimmy Armfield, who died in January this year, has left £214,000 in his estate as revealed by the grant of probate. However,…

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What happened in the case of Owens v Owens?

Last week, the Supreme Court heard the appeal of Owens v Owens, a contested divorce case which has revived calls for no-fault divorce. Janine Hutson, from ourf family department at…


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