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Can I write a Will during the coronavirus pandemic?

Here at Coles we appreciate that being on lockdown means you can’t access the services you would normally from day to day.


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Remote Court Hearings – what are they?

It is fair to say that we are currently facing unprecedented times.

The Court system still needs to go on, and whilst ...

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COVID-19 Official Update

30th March 2020

We’re now into our second week of offering our services remotely and the uptake has been incredible. ...

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When you just grow apart!

Can we get a divorce?

Well, of course you can. But this might not be in the way that you anticipate.


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Pensions – is it worth the hassle?

Pensions are a hot topic for people divorcing. As family solicitors we are often asked why someone’s husband or wife should get a ...

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I don’t need to see a Solicitor, i’m not married!

One of the many myths about being a solicitor is that you don’t need one when things get tough.

Chances are ...

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I gave up work to look after the children – can I get compensation from my spouse?

A recent High Court case ordered a solicitor husband to pay £400,000 “compensation” to a wife who gave up her career as a solicitor in ...

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Update: Court Delays – what you need to know

The courts (HM Courts and Tribunal Service, HMCTS) are undergoing a process of modernisation and digitalisation. They are also trying to deal with budget ...

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Armed Forces pension difficulties?

Most people, certainly those who are divorcing, are now aware that it is possible to share a pension asset on divorce, much as you ...

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A Good Divorce?

What a strange idea! Surely there is no such thing. Divorce is a bad experience.

Not so.

Divorce is the ...

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Generous donation from Coles Solicitors to homeless charity, Kitchen for Everyone

During 2019 the team and clients at Coles Solicitors raised much-needed funds for homeless charity, Kitchen for Everyone in York.

Coles Solicitors have ...

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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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