Entries by Phil

Five tips for businesses dealing with unpaid invoices

Carrying the weight of unpaid invoices can make doing business challenging. The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial difficulties for many and could be making the problem of late payments worse for both small businesses, the self-employed and freelancers. The Forum of Private Business indicates that 1 in 4 businesses fall into insolvency as a result […]

In for Christmas

With only 15 weeks until Christmas Day; now is an ideal time to agree your purchase to give you the best opportunity to be in and settled in time for Christmas. The conveyancing market has seen a massive increase in transactions over the last 12 months due mainly to the stamp duty holidays which come […]

Leaving gifts to charity in your will

The International Day of Charity takes place annually on 5 September, but did you know that one of the best ways to support a charity is to leave them a gift in your will? Many charities in the UK rely on donations left behind by their supporters, and any gift you leave could make a […]

My Ruby Anniversary as a Solicitor

I was lucky enough to be taken on as a trainee by my university lecturer in Evidence and Procedure and had a great training in a Glasgow City Centre firm, specialising in civil litigation. I was only 20 years old when I had started my training in 1979 and extremely wet behind the ears. It […]

Probate: What happens to debt after someone dies?

Many people believe that when a person dies, the debt dies with them, but that is simply not the case. Similarly, it is a widely held belief that family members are personally responsible for paying debts, but this is not always true. In this article, we take a look at what happens to a person’s debts after they […]

Cohabitation Agreements

The property market has boomed over the last year with many unmarried couples purchasing their first homes together. This is an exciting time for these couples, but what plans are in place should the relationship come to an end? In this article Head of Family Law Brenda Spain looks at why unmarried couples should consider a Cohabitation […]

Update on No Fault Divorce

The Government has announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which will allow married couples to divorce without blame, will come into force on 6th April 2022. The Act was due to come into force this Autumn but has been postponed allowing the divorce online IT system to be brought up to speed.  […]