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What’s the difference between joint tenancy and tenants in common?
Joint tenants means 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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Commorientes rule leaves feuding sister with £150,000 legal bill
An interesting case caught my attention recently involving the commorientes rule, which yet again reinforced the perils of not having a will. Although relatively rare, there are occasions when two or more people die at the same time in circumstances where it is not possible to determine who died first. In cases like this the […]23rd September 2019
Grindeys’ acquisition boosts Beswicks’ family team
Beswicks Legal has acquired Grindeys’ family team and their clients in a deal which will see Beswicks’ family department double in size. Beswicks, a top-tier law firm based on Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, has welcomed a number of experienced and highly-regarded family solicitors into their fold as a result of the Grindeys’ acquisition. Among those are […]
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.
First-time buyers' reliance on 'bank of mum and dad' could exempt them from stamp duty relief.
Many first-time buyers need to accrue significant savings and parental contributions in addition to a mortgage to begin their property ownership journey. But relying on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ can create problems with first-time buyer Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.