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The rise of the ‘Pet-nup’!

The Guardian recently reported on the rise of the ‘pet-nup’ agreement. Similar to that of a ‘pre-nup’, clients are detailing what happens to their ...

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Intestacy V’s Having a Will

By Annabel Charlton, Apprentice Solicitor, Wills & Probate

It is a common misconception that when your spouse or civil partner passes away ...

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Twenty Twenty

With every new year comes new opportunities, but also new challenges.

Social media has been flooded over the past week with details ...

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Local Power!

It’s no secret that the internet throws up some fairly dodgy dealings, but with limited overheads and a slapdash approach, online conveyancing ‘factories’ ...

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The Festive Cheer…

It is 4pm on Christmas Day, you have eaten too many pigs-in-blankets, you have incautiously mixed prosecco with Tequila, and you are too hot. ...

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Thinking of a pre-nup?

A pre-nuptial agreement (pre-nup) is a legal agreement made between a couple before their marriage.  It usually sets out how they wish their assets ...

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The aftermath of Thomas Cook

by Michael Menzies-Baird, Litigation & Employment Law Solicitor

The failure of Thomas Cook has seen an unprecedented peacetime action to recover over 150,000 ...

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Buying a house with an annex?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a fee charged when buying a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. Read More

What’s in a name?

A child’s surname is important as it is part of the child’s identity.

You can change your child’s surname ...

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Law Society introduces new Code

On 1 May 2019, a new Code was implemented which underlines the fact that the burden of detecting fraudulent sellers falls squarely on the sellers’ solicitors. Read More

Financial arrangements on separation or divorce

There is no standard formula for calculating appropriate financial provision on divorce.

Instead, the court has a duty to consider all the ...

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To be a parent…

What is parental responsibility?

Parental Responsibility is defined in s 3(1) Children ...

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A holistic approach to Divorce

A divorce can be one of the most difficult life events for a person to experience.  You are bound to feel a rollercoaster of ...

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Announcement

We are pleased to announce that on Monday the 5th August 2019 Coles Solicitors Limited was acquired by RH Legal (Bristol) Limited.

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I just want a clean break!

When getting divorced we often hear ‘I just want a clean break!’. Of course, that’s exactly what a Divorce will give you, finally ...

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Pension Sharing – know your facts

When entering into a divorce, pensions are taken in to account as a source of income.

There are 3 ways of pension sharing: Read More