Entries by Phil

New Year, New Will?

Why it might be a good time to write a will. The new year is always an excellent time to write or to review your will. In this article, we take a look at some of the things you should consider. Have you made a will?  Recent research by Royal London determined that 54% of […]

Are you considering ending or exiting a relationship

If you are considering ending or exiting a relationship, whether that be a marriage or cohabitation, you would be advised to consult a solicitor to discuss the steps you need to take to ensure that your interests are well protected. Things you should consider include: 1. Joint accounts – are you protected? 2. Your pension […]

Patricia Taylor appointed to the role of Trainee Solicitor

We are delighted to announce that Patricia Taylor has been awarded a training contract here at Cullimore Dutton and will take up the role of Trainee Solicitor with immediate effect. Patricia, who studied for both the Graduate Law Diploma (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law, joined the Utilities team in […]

Free parenting guide offered to separating families

New free parenting guide offered to separating families in Cheshire and North Wales. The Parenting Through Separation Guide is written by family professionals and advises parents on how to put their children first during a separation. The guide is being published by national family justice organisation Resolution, during their Good Divorce Campaign Week (29 Nov […]

Gifting and inheritance tax: Explained

With Chrismas only a few short weeks away, the giving and receiving of gifts will be high on everyone’s agenda. As part of your inheritance tax planning, you may consider gifting money or property to family or friends, but what should you be aware of? In this article, we give a brief overview of gifting […]

Getting to the root of the problem in boundary disputes

Householders spending more time at home and in their gardens during the Covid-19 pandemic is fuelling a rise in boundary disputes as infrequent niggles have translated into nagging complaints, with overhanging branches, encroaching tree roots and towering hedges proving to be a major source of disagreement. But when it comes to overhanging branches, and fruit […]

Sun glimmers on the horizon for leaseholders

Change is in sight for buyers of new leasehold properties, with the passage through Parliament of a bill that will see the ending of ground rent, but it will not help existing leaseholders struggling with onerous terms. The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill applies to new, qualifying long residential leases in England and Wales and […]

Should you buy or rent a commercial property?

If you are looking to move your business, there is an important decision to be made around whether you should buy or rent commercial property. There are several factors you should consider and making the right decision can be challenging. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of each to give you […]

Should you make your Powers of Attorney online?

It is possible to make a Power of Attorney online, but whether you should is a different matter. The process of making a Power of Attorney seems straightforward, but for those who are unfamiliar with the process, there are many potential pitfalls which could result in your application being rejected or your wishes not being […]