Never being ones to shirk away from the good and the bad in the legal world, we at Pindoria Solicitors have decided to talk about the darker characters who do their utmost to ruin the good name of our profession.
A raft of recent stories in the legal press about dishonest lawyers means that on behalf of the majority, who always set out to do the best job we can, we at Pindoria want to say our bit.
The housing market is always a strong indicator of the country’s economy and with that in mind, it is good to see a recent survey showing conveyancers in the UK to be very busy.
There are no signs of crashing markets as conveyancers were kept on their toes at the start of the year, according to the latest market tracker by search company Search Acumen.
Civil partnerships look to be consigned to history by the Government as figures indicate the union has been virtually wiped out by the introduction of same-sex marriage in recent years.
Like all good law firms in London, we at Pindoria Solicitors were intrigued to hear the Equalities Office announce that it would consult on the future of civil partnerships.
In recent weeks, one of Britain’s best known actors has disclosed she is battling Alzheimer’s disease, which makes us consider the effects such conditions have on loved ones.
For those of us in London, the news about Barbara Windsor is especially sad. She is born and bred in the capital, and for two decades until relatively recently was a lynchpin of EastEnders.
In England and Wales, in order to apply for a divorce, a person has to establish that the marriage has broken down due to one of five factors. Three of these factors require a period of separation. The other two are adultery or unreasonable behaviour. This ‘fault based’ approach is seen by some as archaic. Resolution, an association of family lawyers, believe that change is needed particularly following the current case of Mrs Tini Owens.
A recent case has shown how domestic violence is still prominent in today’s society despite all the deterrents in place and the awareness surrounding it.
Mr Alex Keel and Ms Jordan Worth were in a relationship from the age of 16 years old (until 22 years old). Such was the abuse that Keel had suffered that Worth was sentenced to seven and a half years by Luton Crown Court. The abuse started from the time the relationship started.
It is fair to say that in the past decade or so the fascination with improving our homes has moved to a new level of interest.
Countless glossy magazines, TV shows and so on, have capitalised on this huge industry as we do our utmost to create our dream homes.
Recent figures have shown that inheritance (IHT) tax receipts have grown greatly over the past year, reaching £5.3 billion in the year to end of February.
Whilst the treasury will be no doubt be pleased, as Inheritance tax experts in London, it is somewhat disconcerting to see such a rise in this taxation.
The recent case of a Somerset woman who fell out with family members and ended up taking the case to court has received much publicity in legal circles.
Lucy Habberfield gave up most of her adult life to work on the family farm for little money with the promise of inheriting it when her father died.
The defeat by a well-known footwear maker to patent its shoes, by the European Court of justice, is a tale that shows how legal protection needs to be instigated as early as possible.
Most people will be aware of Crocs, the manufacturer of plastic clogs, which took the world by storm a decade or so ago.