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J&P Fixed fee divorce in January 2020

New Year, New Start Fixed fee divorce in January 2020 January is busy time of year for family lawyers and sees an increase in the number of clients filing for divorce. Emotions run high during the festive period which can lead to already struggling...

Boundary disputes - how to avoid them.

A boundary dispute usually occurs when two parties both believe they have rights over the same piece of land. One party may erect a fence or build a structure over the land that the other thought they owned, and inevitably a dispute arises. While it is not...

New official guidance on cross border divorce after Brexit

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued guidance on how couples should deal with cross border divorce after the UK leaves the European Union. It says that if your divorce is making its way through the courts in England or Wales at the time the UK leaves...

Court upholds woman's second will despite her dementia

The High Court has declared that an 86-year-old woman’s will was valid even though she suffered from dementia at the time she made it. The case involved a family dispute between two brothers and two sisters. The High Court has declared that an...

Free Legal Advice for Residential Landlords

Calling all residential landlords in SE London. Do you have a legal tenancy issue that we can assist with?   Judge & Priestley solicitors are pleased to announce that we will be running free legal clinics for private landlords at our Beckenham...

Number of first-time home buyers reaches 12-year high

The number of first-time home buyers has reached its highest level for 12 years. The latest mortgage data reveals that 35,010 people took their first step on the property ladder in August. That’s the highest monthly total since August 2007. The...

Oldest person to win age discrimination claim agrees settlement

An 89-year-old woman who became the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination claim after being dismissed from her job has accepted a cash settlement. Eileen Jolly told the Employment Tribunal earlier this year that she felt “humiliated and...

Brothers fail to overturn their mother's will leaving estate to sister

Three brothers have failed in their bid to overturn their mother’s will, which left nearly all her estate to their sister. The mother had originally made a will dividing her estate equally between her four children. However, her views changed after...

Wife can't have second chance over divorce settlement

A husband has won his appeal against a judge’s decision that allowed his wife a second chance to improve her divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who had been married for several years and had one son. At the final hearing of the wife's...

People overcharged for deputyships can now claim refunds

People who were overcharged when arranging deputyships over a seven-year period can now claim refunds. It’s thought the average pay-out could be £240. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) sets the level of fees for the appointment of deputies, who...
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