It is reassuring to see a recent survey has shown that more than half of the British public think will-writing should be regulated.
A YouGov poll research for the Law Society, the body that oversees solicitors in this country, has published a survey of 1,554 adults in which 55% wanted all will-writers to be regulated; whist over 95% praised the services provided by solicitors. Read More
For those of us in the legal world involved in dispute resolution, we can say unequivocally that the sooner battles are brought to an end the better it is for all concerned.
Here at Pindoria Solicitors, having been asked to intervene in many a business dispute, we can’t emphasise enough how vital it is to resolve business fallouts as the effects can be so calamitous. Read More
The festive season here in the UK is portrayed as a happy time, when at the end of a year we all get quite nostalgic, pour out the mulled wine and put on a Christmas pullover to have quality time with those we love. Read More
In recent weeks it has been announced that the United Kingdom has a record number of co-habiting couple families.
Figures in November published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that cohabiting couple families in the United Kingdom have reached 3.2 million, an increase of 29.7% in the past decade alone. Read More
The extensive media coverage of the cases of two ex-wives who won their Supreme Court cases, after they were apparently deceived by ex-husbands into accepting unfair divorce settlements has rocked the legal world.
Family departments in law firms throughout the land have been looking at the cases of Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil with some considerable interest. Now, following the women’s much publicised victories many more angry former partners will inevitably be seeking justice. Read More
Any economic good news is to be welcomed and recent reports that monthly mortgage lending has hit a five year high certainly fit that bill.
The UK’s property market is certainly on the up again, which despite causing difficulties for those wishing to get on the ladder is generally good for the nation. The figures from the British Bankers Association showing August 2015 as being the best month for lending since August 2010. Read More
The sale of HSBC’s wills and probate business to a centralised firm means local people here in London and the South East need to act as soon as possible to ensure their will is in order. The decision to pass all of its wills and probate to a business called Simplify Channel Ltd means there are many people in the UK with worries about how it has affected them.
Here at Pindoria Solicitors, we have advised many people who have had wills drafted by HSBC and in the majority of cases the wills appoint HSBC as the executors to act on the will when the person has passed away. Read More
Grandparents at the end of their tether are increasingly visiting law firms for help to see their grandchildren. This sad development is happening in the case of divorce and other relationship breakdown, so that grandparents can have access, which can often mean them also taking on the role of guardian.
Here in 2015, our society and the complex structure of many modern families’ means there are many grandparents on hand to provide help and guidance, and a steadying influence on young lives. Read More
As of the 1st October, the Consumer Rights Act has been revised in order to make consumer law far easier to understand. It means now, for the first time, anyone who buys faulty goods will be entitled to a full refund for up to 30 days after purchase. Read More
In recent weeks a story has made the national news in which a landmark ruling has seen a daughter awarded £164,000 after being cut out of her mother’s will.
Heather llott’s fight has lasted since her mother Melita Jackson’s death in 2004, where she was left without a penny from the £486,000 estate, with her mother instead leaving her legacy to animal charities.
However, in news that has made the media sit up and take notice the Court of Appeal has now ruled she should receive one third of the estate. Read More