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The King’s Speech on 7 November 2023 proposed reform through the planned Leasehold and Freehold Bill which is due to be put in front of Parliament later this month. The Bill is intended to make it cheaper and easier for more leaseholders to extend their lease, buy their freehold, and take over management of their … Continued

Today is World Mental Health Day 2023 – which means that there will be articles popping up on social media and no doubt a few spots on the radio dedicated to ‘mental health’. Not long ago, talking about ‘mental health’ at all could still make some people feel uncomfortable, as it wasn’t the norm, and … Continued

Mariel Cruz looks at the many ways that you can resolve a family dispute without recourse to court proceedings. Non-court dispute resolution (also known as alternative dispute resolution) refers to the variety of ways in which you can resolve a family dispute without recourse to court proceedings. We set out below a summary of some … Continued

Ioana Jelea, solicitor in our employment team, explores the recent reports about UK companies failing to pay their workers the national minimum wage (“NMW”) and discusses the legal implications and consequences faced by employers found to be in breach of the legally mandated minimum wage requirement. The UK government has fined more than 200 companies, … Continued

As proud partners of the British Footwear Association, we are excited to share with you an exclusive webinar “Footwear Businesses & the Law”, led by our very own Philip Deja the Managing Partner at Streathers Solicitors. This webinar will help you: Understand the key legal issues that could arise at any stage of your footwear … Continued

Once you have come to the difficult decision that your marriage is over, the next step is to ascertain how the finances will be divided between you and your ex-partner. To do this, you must first figure out what finances there are. What is financial disclosure? Financial disclosure is the process of exchanging information about … Continued

As we all know, the summer holidays can be a stressful time of year for any parent. Childcare, work schedules and holiday plans are but a few of the things that parents must juggle during this time. As a co-parent, the summer holidays can be particularly challenging. However, there are some things that you can … Continued

Rebecca Meehan, solicitor in our family team, reflects on how the changes to divorce legislation, whilst welcome, risk leaving financial matters between separating spouses unresolved if parties are not fully appraised of their options. It has been widely reported and echoed by many of our clients that the no fault divorce changes are welcome and … Continued

Going through a divorce is undoubtedly a difficult time, not least because of the daunting legal fees involved. Many people have insufficient savings and income to meet their monthly legal bills, and funding via legal aid is now very rare in family law proceedings. We will always be frank with you at the outset about … Continued