Rowlinsons Blog

What's the best way to deal with late contractual performance?

Delays and late performance under a contract can be enormously frustrating. Maybe a payment deadline has been missed or another business you’ve been working with has failed to deliver goods or services. If that’s the case then you might be keen...

Common divorce questions Part 1

Lind Hunter, head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors, has put together a list of some of the most common questions asked by client’s going through a divorce. What are the grounds for divorce? There is only one ground for divorce/dissolution...

Dealing with late business payments

According to the Federation of Small Businesses, one in three payments due to SMEs is paid late. Roughly £26bn in total is owed to UK small businesses and 50,000 are forced out of business each year as a result. So, late payments are not just an...

Safeguarding the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Comments by a retired senior judge have highlighted the need to make very careful decisions when it comes to setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). The comments from Denzil Lush, who was the senior judge in the UK Court of Protection until last July,...

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...
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