Category: Personal

Child Arrangements Order Breach: Enforcing Your Rights

Child Arrangements Order Breach: Enforcing Your Rights

A breach of a child arrangements order is where one party has failed to comply with a condition specified in that order. This may be a relatively minor breach, or a culmination of breaches,...

Paternity Test FAQs

Paternity Test FAQs

There are a number of reasons why you may seek a paternity test, from a dispute over child maintenance to securing child contact through the courts. Whether you have decided to get a paternity...

ACAS Holiday Pay Guidance: Calculate Your Entitlement

ACAS Holiday Pay Guidance: Calculate Your Entitlement

The majority of workers, whether employed on a part time or full time basis, are entitled to holiday pay each year, including most agency and freelance workers, under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (amended...

Divorce in England & Wales: What Does the Law Say?

Divorce in England & Wales: What Does the Law Say?

Divorce is the formal process by which a marriage is officially brought to an end by the court. The party to the marriage who files for divorce is known as the petitioner, while the...

How to Make an Application to Vary a Child Arrangement Order

How to Make an Application to Vary a Child Arrangement Order

Making an application to vary a child arrangement order is rarely a straightforward process. While a child arrangement order is most commonly sought by one or both parents following a separation, there may be circumstances...

Grounds for Civil Partnership Dissolution

Grounds for Civil Partnership Dissolution

To apply for a civil partnership dissolution, you must provide the court with relevant legal grounds for the partnership to be brought to an end. Grounds for civil partnership dissolution In England and Wales,...

Assent of Property to Transfer Ownership

Assent of Property to Transfer Ownership

An “assent” of property is the transfer of legal ownership of property or land by the personal representative(s) of the estate of someone who has died to the beneficiary or beneficiaries. Unlike transfers under...

Buying a Leasehold Property (and the Legal Considerations!)

Buying a Leasehold Property (and the Legal Considerations!)

Purchasing a leasehold property can involve a number of risks. Here are some key legal considerations if you are considering buying a leasehold property. What is a leasehold? If you buy a leasehold, you...

Deed of Trust & Shared Ownership of Property

Deed of Trust & Shared Ownership of Property

If you are buying a property with someone else, a deed of trust is an effective way of proving legal ownership of all parties who have a share of the property, Shared ownership of...

Civil Partnership Rights

Civil Partnership Rights

A civil partnership is a legally recognised relationship between two people, either same sex or mixed sex. In legal terms, civil partners enjoy the same legal rights and protections as married couples. This extends...

What is My Notice Period?

What is My Notice Period?

Your notice period refers to the time between the date you formally advise your employer that you resign and the date your contract of employment will officially end. Before resigning from employment, you will need...

How Does a Discretionary Trust Work?

How Does a Discretionary Trust Work?

A discretionary trust is one of many different types of trust that are available. The suitability of each type of trust should be determined by a number of factors driven primarily by your personal...

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How to Get a Child Arrangement Order

A child arrangement order is a court order stipulating who has primary care of the child(ren), and the nature of any contact with the non-resident parent or wider family members. It is not uncommon...

Indemnity Insurance to Move House (Do You Really Need it?)

Indemnity Insurance to Move House (Do You Really Need it?)

If your house move is at risk of delay or falling through due to a specific legal issue with the property, you might be advised to look at purchasing indemnity insurance. Indemnity insurance provides...

Employment Tribunal (Claiming Against Your Employer)

Employment Tribunal (Claiming Against Your Employer)

If you are in dispute with your employer and have exhausted all other resolution options without reaching agreement, you may be considering taking them to an employment tribunal. Can I make a claim to...

Whiplash Claims Advice (Do You Have a Claim?)

Whiplash Claims Advice (Do You Have a Claim?)

If you have suffered from whiplash following an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Whiplash injuries can cause pain, discomfort and can leave you out of pocket...