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What’s in a name?

by Stephanie McAuley, Family Department

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


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Law Society introduces new Code

by Mariette Marren, Conveyancing Solicitor

On 1 May 2019, a new Code was implemented which underlines the fact that the burden of detecting fraudulent ...

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Financial arrangements on separation or divorce

by Christine Pick, Family Solicitor

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

Instead, the court ...

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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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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!

By Stephanie McAulay, Family Law

When getting divorced we often hear ‘I just want a clean break!’. Of course, that’s exactly ...

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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.

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Cohabiting? Know your rights

By Stephanie McAulay, Family Law Specialist

If you are living together with your partner but you are not married or in civil ...

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When the Honeymoon is over…

By Stephanie McAulay, Family Law

Love Island, a series dominating our television screens, involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, ...

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A ruined holiday

There’s been much in the press over the last couple of years about Holiday Sickness claims and whilst the media has been dominated ...

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Lasting Powers of Attorney; what you need to know

By Victoria John, Wills & Probate Solicitor

In an age where so many of us are carers for our parents at the ...

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Proposed changes to Probate Fees

By Amy Hook, Wills & Probate Solicitor

There is much speculation in the media at present with regard to the announcement in ...

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An unusual will…

By Mark Cannon, Wills & Probate Solicitor

A letter drops on your mat. It is a creamy, weighty envelope with a typed ...

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Fail to plan and you plan to fail!

Fail to plan and you plan to fail – this famous quote is very true of estate planning.

Planning and preparation can help ...

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The cost of buying a home

Buying your first home can be an expensive experience. There are a lot of hidden costs that you may not realise when thinking about ...

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