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
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. 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
At the moment, there is calm before the storm for many family lawyers in London and beyond as we get ready for an upsurge of activity in autumn.
It is estimated according to most statistics that more than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce, and it is following the summer break after disastrous holidays that often action is taken. Read More
As of now, there are eleven regional ‘divorce centres’ spread around the country, and the birth of them has certainly caused great media interest. Some have already criticised the move saying it is trivialising marriage. One of the critics former Conservative Minister Ann Widdecombe has likened it to “discarding an old carrier bag”. Read More