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The new Pre-action Protocol for debt claims

A new Pre-action Protocol for debt claims comes into force on 1 October 2017, providing for the first time a code of conduct specific to debt actions. Those who will find themselves affected include 'any business (including sole traders and public...

Lasting Powers of Attorney under fire

Denzil Lush, the retired Court of Protection judge, recently hit the headlines with his comments that he himself would never make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). So, if you already have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place – should you worry? And...

Your Decree Absolute may have been granted, but have you protected your finances?

Lauren Thornhill, a family lawyer from Frodsham based Rowlinsons Solicitors discusses the importance of putting in place a binding financial order. According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 101,055 divorces in England and Wales in 2015. ...

What does the employer duty of care entail?

All employers have a basic responsibility to make sure that their employees are safe while they are at work. This is known as a ‘duty of care’ and is something that the courts in the England & Wales take very seriously if employers breach...

Why Do Companies Need A Shareholders Agreement?

For companies, large or small, a Shareholders Agreement is an absolute necessity. As soon as your shareholders grow beyond just one, there needs to be some way of governing the relationship between the shareholders and between the shareholders and the...

Marriage and divorce on the rise for the 65's and over

Statistics published recently have shown that since 2009, the number of couples aged 65 and over getting married has been on the rise. The most recent ONS marriage data has shown that the number of brides and grooms aged 65 and over went up by 46% in a...

Are you thinking of challenging a Will?

If you are then you’re certainly not alone. Google terms relating to challenging Wills generate 13,000+ Google searches every month . According to the Independent newspaper the number of challenges over the past five years has gone up by a huge 700%....

Avoiding a business dispute

For small and medium sized enterprises, commercial disputes can be costly. The average dispute is valued at around £18,000 and the cost to the entire small business community is £11.6 billion per year. Although situations do arise where disputes...

Law Commission consultation on wills a welcome step towards modernisation

A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating our will-making laws to keep them fit for purpose in the 21st century, according to Donna Eland, Director at Rowlinsons. The Law Commission consultation paper seeks feedback from...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - the reality

When it comes to ensuring that our later years are secure and proceed according to our wishes, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) play a crucial role. However, surprisingly, very few people are taking advantage of this essential document. In fact, we’re...
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