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What You Need You Need to Know about the Government’s Proposed Domestic Violence Bill

Stop Abuse

While the Government’s plans for Brexit was the focus of most of the attention following the bills proposed in the Queen’s Speech, what gained less publicity were the proposed laws intended to support and protect victims of domestic violence and abuse, both from the perpetrators of this abuse and within the justice system itself. At… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

My commercial tenant has failed to pay their rent: What can I do?

Money sign

One of the most important issues faced as a landlord is ensuring that your commercial tenant pays its rent on time. Where your tenant fails to pay the rent and other sums due under a lease, there are several remedies at your disposal which are designed to rectify the breach and recover payment but it… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Disability

The employment rate for disabled adults is 48% in the UK.  While the percentage of those in work is gradually increasing, the abled percentage in work is 74.6%. This discrepancy may in part be due to illnesses preventing people with disabilities working, but it could also reflect a more widespread prejudice that prevents many willing and capable applicants from finding… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

TOP TIPS ON BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN- and what happens with Brexit?

Sunrise over Genalcuacil, one of the white villages or"pueblos blancos" of Andalucia, Spain.

Despite the concerns of Brexit, Spain is still the most popular destination for British people to buy properties. It is also one of the best countries to currently invest, as not only is it a great and friendly country (I may have a biased opinion here) with a great deal of sun, but also prices… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Ten facts about the divorce process

Divorce on card

If you are considering separating from your husband or wife there may be a number of questions that you require answers to and this blog aims to address some of the most common queries. Who can instigate divorce proceedings? Anyone who has been married for a year or more can start divorce proceedings so long… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How to approach divorce to keep the peace?

Dictionary definition of divorce

Client’s often ask what they can do to keep the peace during their divorce, particularly if their spouse does not really want the marriage to come to an end. Here are some top tips of what may help you through your separation… Separation – Ensure you understand the separation options available to you. Divorce is… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Why should I bother with Mediation when I can just apply for a Court Order?

pen writes mediation on paper.

This is a question I am commonly asked by clients as a Solicitor. Being a Mediator as well, I am conscious that Mediation can offer separating couples a platform to ‘iron out’ their differences in a straight forward and direct way, with the assistance of an independent third party (the Mediator).  There is no need… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Compensation v Safety: Extraordinary Circumstances and Birds Strikes in Aviation

Plane landing

The number of people claiming compensation in the case of a flight delay is on the increase, regardless as to the reason of the delay. Being a private pilot myself, there is always a sentence in my mind “Better late than never”. I want to believe that airlines and commercial pilots have also clear in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Do you know your parental “rights”?

parents arguing

What is Parental Responsibility? Parental Responsibility is defined as “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority by law which a parent of a child has in relation to the child and their property”. Who has Parental Responsibility? A mother automatically has parental responsibility for a child. If a father is married or has been… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Employment Law- Do you know your rights?

employment law ad

Employment Law- Do you know your rights? The Conservative party have said they will give employees a statutory right to unpaid carers leave in order to look after elderly relatives but what are some of the other rights workers already have to time off? All employees and workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)