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Don’t be too trusting

When buying a property it is important for joint buyers to consider making a written statement as to what shares they each have in the property. This is called a “declaration of trust”.   There have been recent court cases, Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17 and Jones v Kernott [2011] UKSC 53, where the joint… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Fewer divorces in 2011: Good news or another result of the recession?

The Office for National Statistics has disclosed the following figures: The number of divorces in England and Wales in 2011 was 117,558, a decrease of 1.7% since 2010, when there were 119,589 divorces. In 2011, 10.8 people divorced per thousand married population,  compared with 12.9 in 2001. The number of divorces in 2011 was highest… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)