Rowlinsons Blog

Surviving a relationship breakdown.

We all know that relationship breakdowns can be difficult and stressful. Britain has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe, with Government statistics showing that approximately 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. January is often...

Advance Decisions and Powers of Attorney

As a nation we are increasingly aware of the problems of an ageing population. This is particularly so with respect to what happens to us if we’re not able to make decisions for ourselves. Advance Decisions and Powers of Attorney are two solutions to...

Choosing Court Over Mediation! Are You Insane?

Despite the Government encouraging the public to access Mediation by making it obligatory to attend a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting) before going to court, tens of thousands of families are still using the battleground of the court-room...

The most common divorce law questions

Going through a separation is never easy. For most people, it is a new experience and that can mean a lot of unknowns. Below are some common divorce law questions that often need answering. What’s a “quickie divorce” and how can I get...

The true cost of late payments

The latest figures released by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited have shown that the true cost of late payments to small businesses in the UK is now around £2.16 billion. This huge expense is generated by the resources that are required for businesses to...

Dealing with bad tenants and getting your property back

For every landlord, a bad tenant is the ultimate nightmare. Although it should be straightforward to remove a tenant who is in breach of the tenancy agreement and/or not paying rent it can get pretty complex. However, if you haven’t managed to avoid a...

Employers could face a rise in tribunal claims

Back in July of this year, the Supreme Court found that the high tribunal fees of recent years were unlawful. The fees were considered to be blocking access to justice and, in addition to removing the fees for future cases, the government also pledged...

Wills: disclosing information

The issue of information disclosure surrounding a Will can be a tricky one, both for beneficiaries and for the trustee or personal representative. On the one hand beneficiaries are entitled to certain information. And on the other, the disclosure of too much...

Cohabiting Couples- Can you afford to take a risk?

According to the Office for National Statistics, cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016. In 10 years, the number has more than doubled from 1.5 million to 3.3 million families. Lauren Thornhill, a family...

The end of Employment Tribunal fees

The introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 was met with discomfort by many people. While the government claimed that the fees would have the effect of cutting down on “malicious and weak cases,” many feared that the reality would be a...
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