Adverse Possession

Sally Calvert - June 22nd 2017
What is adverse possession? Adverse possession means someone occupying land which belongs to someone else, without their permission. If someone occupies the land for 10 years (in the case of registered land) or 12 years (for unregistered land), then if certain requirements are met, then the land may become theirs.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Summer holidays: arrangements for children

Helen Lucking - June 13th 2017
Family holidays… it’s a time to look forward to sun, sea and sand. Probably the last thing on your mind when planning a holiday is whether your ex partner agrees to you taking the children abroad. But, if they don’t, you could get more than you bargained for at the airport when attempting to get through passport control.
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Why consider Enterprise Investment Schemes?

David Hardman - May 30th 2017
Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) were introduced by the government in 1994 as a way of encouraging investments into “smaller UK business” by offering attractive tax reliefs to investors in qualifying businesses.
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Stephanie Kerr, Disputes & Litigation Solicitor

Mental Health Awareness Week

Stephanie Kerr - May 8th 2017
During the week of 8th to 14th May 2017, mental health charities mark Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme has a positive message of “Thriving and Surviving.”
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Wills & Estate Planning Solicitor Blackburn - Victoria Cross

Ilott v Mitson – A triumph for Testators?

Victoria Cross - April 25th 2017
On 15th March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its eagerly anticipated judgment in the now infamous case of Ilott v Mitson.
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Kim Busby, Family Law Executive

A new call for the laws surrounding divorce to be reformed?

Kim Busby - March 31st 2017
Tini Owens and Hugh Owens have been married for 39 years. Mrs Owens applied for a divorce based upon the fact of her husband’s unreasonable behaviour. It has long been the general position that the grounds one party wishes to rely upon as unreasonable behaviour are subjective.
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