By Adele Bebbington-Plant, Head of Private Client There is always lots of talk about the importance of reviewing a Will to ensure that it is fully in line with current circumstances. Less talked about, but equally important, is to ensure that any Powers of Attorney that have previously been made, also reflect current circumstances […]
By Megan Bedwell, a Paralegal in our Commercial Litigation Team. Many leaseholders are finding that their service charge demands are increasing but the level of service is not improved because of those additional charges. Most leaseholders are aware they have a statutory right to collectively purchase their freehold but there is another and much cheaper […]
By Dom Richmond, Head of Financial Services at Cullimore Dutton I spend a lot of my time advising couples on their retirement planning. Sometimes, couples arrive for their first meeting having given the subject plenty of thought and agree as to how they would like their later years to pan out. It doesn’t follow that […]
New TV drama puts spotlight on protecting your inheritance Channel 5’s new drama, The Inheritance, which started last night is set to be one of the TV hits of the Autumn. With an all-star cast including the actors Larry Lamb and Gaynor Faye, Channel 5 says: “Secrets are exploded, relationships ripped apart, and lives lost […]
Public right of way claims What are they, and can they be prevented? As a landowner, you may have heard of the term ‘public right of way’ and wondered what it means. A public right of way is an area of land that is open to the public for passage, such as a path or roadway. In […]
Estate Planning for Blended Families: Navigating Wills and Inheritance Blended families have become increasingly common in today’s society. As relationships evolve and individuals remarry or enter into new partnerships, estate planning becomes a crucial consideration to ensure the fair and smooth transfer of assets to loved ones. In the context of blended families, where there […]
It’s time to mediate The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently confirmed that mediation will soon be compulsory for civil claims valued up to £10,000 (small claims track), with changes coming into effect during 2024. This will see mediation become more common in most small claims proceedings. Compulsory mediation Compulsory mediation will apply only to […]
Garden Alterations and Neighbour Disputes – Resolving Summer Conflicts With summer here, many residents take to their gardens to enjoy the warm weather and make alterations to enhance their outdoor spaces. However, these garden alterations can sometimes lead to disputes between neighbours, causing tension and impacting the enjoyment of the summer season. From planting trees on boundary lines to a new fence or maybe even a new shed for your new gardening plans, conflicts between neighbours happen, but resolving these conflicts […]
Why use a legal professional to make an LPA Using legal professionals such as Cullimore Dutton to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) offers several benefits and can provide peace of mind throughout the process. Here are some reasons why engaging with legal professionals can be advantageous: Legal expertise: We specialise in this area […]
Renters Reform Bill – Update The government introduced the Renters’ Reform Bill on 17 May 2023 to deliver on the it’s commitment to “bring in a better deal for renters”, creating “safer, fairer, and higher quality homes”. The aim of the bill is to tackle some of the problems in rented housing, namely lack of […]
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