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What’s the difference between joint tenancy and tenants in common?
Joint tenants mean both owners will own the whole of the property together.
Can I give my home to my children as a gift?
Gifting your home can seem like an attractive solution, perhaps to help fun
How do I create a settlement agreement?
Settlement agreements are used to end an employment relationship on agreed
How are finances and property divided on divorce?
As well as savings and property, you will also need to consider on-going sp
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Is a will still valid after marriage?
A topic that we are frequently asked about (in both a contentious and non-contentious context) is the effect that marriage has on a will and it is worrying how many people are unaware that marriage does in fact revoke a will, unless of course the will has been properly drafted in contemplation of marriage. Many […]17th February 2020
Commercial property team goes from strength to strength
2020 has got off to a flying start for Beswicks Legal’s commercial property team which has been strengthened by an internal promotion and a new appointment. Commercial property solicitor Kate Pritchard, who has worked for Beswicks for 16 months, has been awarded associate status. The promotion is recognition of Kate’s breadth of expertise, commitment to […]
Five top tips on settlement agreements
Formerly known as a compromise agreement, settlement agreements are used to bring employment to an end on mutually agreed terms. They often involve payment of ‘compensation’ by the employer, on the basis that the employee won’t bring any claims against them
Majority of people unaware of the risks of using unregulated will-writers
Six out of 10 people are completely unaware that will-writers in the UK are unregulated, leaving consumers with no protection at all. By having a will written by a qualified solicitor, however, people can be sure of their adviser's professional credentials and the body that regulates the services that they provide.
Top five things to ask when choosing a solicitor for your house move
Once you’ve accepted an offer on your property your estate agent will usually ask you for details of the solicitor you’ve chosen to act on your behalf. Your choice of solicitor can make a huge difference to how smoothly your move goes, as well as your stress levels!