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.
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.
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Contesting a Will has never been so in demand. The reasons behind this are plentiful, with more complicated family structures unquestionably at the heart of many such cases.
Whilst each individual case has its own characteristics, the money at stake can be life changing, especially when it comes to disputed wills in London where many people have seen property prices increase beyond all imagination, as the capital and the South East have become one of the most sought after areas in the world to purchase property.
Such legal battles are unquestionably demanding on all the parties involved. Emotions run very high and the damage to lifelong bonds are at stake, so before anyone gets involved in such action, we ask that you really take time to seek counsel with those whose opinions you trust and respect before embarking on such action. Continue reading
The tale of how a row over a £4,000 bill to fix a blocked drain left a couple with legal costs of more than £300,000 demonstrates just how difficult neighbourly disputes can be.
Property disputes happen all the time, here in London there are many every day, but all should be done to keep a dialogue open, because as this case shows sometimes the ramifications can be truly astonishing. Continue reading
From the1st February 2016, private residential landlords in England are under a legal obligation under The Immigration Act 2014 to conduct a right to rent check on prospective tenants and occupiers before they grant a new tenancy. This means they will have to check the immigration status of tenants and occupiers over the age of 18 to see if they are eligible to rent in the UK. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
This month we have seen a great and welcome change in an area of law affecting every one of us, which we at Pindoria Solicitors are pleased about.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Obtaining Judgment in your favour through the Courts does not necessarily result in the debt being paid. There will be instances whereby the debt will be paid in accordance with the Judgment. Continue reading