Divorce in England and Wales

To get a divorce in England and Wales you must have been married for at least one year and show that your relationship has irretrievably broken down based on one of the following five grounds: Adultery – a sexual act between two people of the opposite sex Desertion Unreasonable behaviour Two years separation where both......

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Escalating Ground Rent Solicitors in South East London

What is Ground Rent? Originally it was a rent paid by a tenant to a landlord to reflect the value of the ground that was being let. The rent was usually low or nominal. The rent was low or nominal because a tenant would have already paid to a landlord a capital sum of money......

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What happens to your joint bank account if you lose mental capacity?

There is a general misconception that when one party loses capacity the party who still has capacity can still access the funds in the joint account.  Much to your surprise, this is not the case! The British Bankers’ Association guidance states that ‘if one joint account holders loses mental capacity, banks and building societies can......

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Settlement Agreement – Employment Law for Employees – AS Solicitors, Lee Green, Lewisham South East London

Settlement Agreement Have you been offered a Settlement Agreement by your Employers? If so, AS Solicitors can help. We regularly act for Employees on Settlement Agreements. We can talk you through the legal requirements and ensure you receive impartial advice and all of the circumstances are reviewed for you. What is a Settlement Agreement? Formally......

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Divorce solicitors in London

London lawyers By instructing one of our divorce and family lawyers in London you can be sure that you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves upon our caring approach to all our clients. Going through the divorce process can be a stressful experience for all parties concerned. We deliver the outcomes our clients want......

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Landlords’ lofty rooftop plans may be blocked by lease ambiguities

With space at a premium, rents falling and landlords increasingly challenged to maintain profit levels, it is understandable that roof spaces offer considerable potential. Landlords in both the commercial and residential sector might think about developing upwards – either into the roof space or adding an extra storey. But who has the rights to develop......

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Court of Protection Deputies – Court of Protection

When a person lacking mental capacity has not appointed an attorney the appointment of a deputy may be required. This would involve an application to the Court of Protection. The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for making decisions relating to the management of finances and other affairs of those individuals who lack the mental......

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Been offered a Settlement Agreement: Need Independent Legal Advice?

At its simplest, a Settlement Agreement (previously known as a Compromise Agreement) is a contract where, in return for money, the employee agrees not to bring employment tribunal proceedings against you. A Settlement Agreements can also be used to give greater overall business protection. The inclusion of more extensive provisions such as restrictive covenants, protection of......

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Islamic marriage falls within Matrimonial Causes Act

Wife entitled to decree of nullity. In Akhter v Khan and Another [2018] EWFC 54 Williams J concluded that the marriage is a marriage entered into in disregard of certain requirements as to the formation of marriage. It is therefore a void marriage and the wife is entitled to a decree of nullity. The effect is that the......

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Couriers are workers, not self-employed, tribunal rules

Group of 65 couriers entitled to employment rights, minimum wage and holiday pay. A group of Hermes couriers have won their fight to be treated as workers instead of independent contractors in what has been described as one of the most significant victories against exploitation of gig-economy workers. The judgement mirrors verdicts in cases brought against Uber, Addison......

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