Private Client Articles

New EU regulations to protect children in cross border disputes

The EU has adopted a new set of regulations to protect children caught up in cross border disputes between their parents. The Brussels IIa Regulation covers cross-border matrimonial matters (divorce, separation, marriage annulment) and matters of parental...

Woman awarded £1.2m from father's estate despite family fall-out

A woman has been awarded £1.2m despite being written out of her father’s will after they fell out in the later years of his life. The judge found that the woman was entitled to the sum because she had worked on the family farm for 30 years on...

Divorced husband must remove ex-wife's name from his properties

A divorced husband has been ordered by the High Court to transfer the legal title to 42 properties solely into his own name or sell them. The judge found that he had not made his best efforts to remove his ex-wife from the mortgages of the properties that...

Female police officers win their sex discrimination claims

Female police officers win their sex discrimination claims Two female police officers who were put on restricted duties for giving evidence against a colleague have won their sex discrimination claims. The tribunal ruled that they had been treated in way...

Leaseholders Open Evening, 11th July 2019 in Beckenham.

Judge & Priestley solicitors will be holding an open evening for leaseholders to learn about and discuss any legal issues in relation to their lease, with a member of J&P’s expert leasehold team. The event will be held at Judge &...

Divorcing husband ordered to disclose financial documents

A divorcing husband has been ordered to disclose documents relating to his financial affairs, despite claiming that doing so could lead to his arrest. The case involved a businessman whose wife believed he had an interest in a German company that he was...

Mother loses custody of son after obstructing contact with his father

A mother has lost custody of her son after causing him ‘emotional harm’ by trying to alienate him from his father.   The case involved the estranged parents of an eight-year-old boy.   The court heard that the mother had a...

Government issues new guide on how to sell your home

The government has issued a new set of guidelines to help people preparing to sell their home. The document, How to Sell, was produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and covers everything from ensuring your home has...

NHS administrator unfairly dismissed after her eyesight deteriorated

A woman who was dismissed after her eyesight deteriorated due to cataracts has been awarded £15,000 compensation. The case involved NHS administrator Denise Regan. After her vision became impaired, colleagues started to notice errors in her work. She...

Cohabiting couples 'should have automatic right to inherit'

A leading lawyers’ association says that cohabiting couples should have automatic rights to inherit if their partner dies without making a will. Under current law, a surviving partner must apply to the court to obtain financial provision or a share of...
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