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Domestic violence here in London soared in 2016 with figures up 15 per cent in the period to November 2015 compared to the previous year.

It’s a grim statistic, but sadly part of life and as solicitors aiding victims of domestic violence our first advice to those involved in such abusive relationships is to talk to someone who can help.

Therefore, if you’re in a violentrelationship, our Divorce Lawyers London at Pindoria Solicitors are on hand to help you to protect you and your loved ones. Read More

Posted in Family Law

A rise in the numbers of people divorcing in later life has led to a huge increase in contested Wills. Here in London and the South East, which has some of the most expensive properties in the country, such battles are sadly commonplace.

It’s all very sobering to see such difficulties as people fight tooth and nail for life-changing sums of money, and whilst these disputes are never going to be completely eradicated a lot can be done to avoid them. Such fall outs often occur after the divorce of a couple in the middle of their life who have assumed for years that they will leave everything they have to their children when they pass away. Read More

Posted in Wills

Even as experienced divorce lawyers dealing with couples splitting up in a world city like London it is a sad and unpleasant situation to see.

All good family law experts believe all should be done to protect marriage and it is worrying to see a survey, which shows almost one in five (18%) couples in Britain argue regularly or have considered separating. Read More

Posted in Family Law

Legal actions over intrusions into privacy are nowat record levels, with high-profile public figures playing a role.

Well known personalities are attempting to restrict publicity about their private lives with a recent survey showing privacy claims have more than doubled in the last five years, up from 28 in 2010 to 58 in 2015 – with about 20 per cent of those cases involving celebrities or high profile politicians. Moving alongside this increase is the decrease in defamation actions, with Ministry of Justice (MoJ) statistics showing in 2015 defamation cases taken to the high court fell by 40 per cent compared to 2014.  Read More

Posted in Legal News

News that the UK is to leave the EU has completely enveloped London and the South East, but after the initial shock, it’s time to take a step back and actually look at what it all means in legal terms.

As legal experts here in the south east, we at Pindoria Solicitors have been every bit as captivated as the rest of the nation and feel it only right to briefly talk about the legal road map of departure. Read More

Posted in Legal News

Whilst this blog has missed May’s Dementia Awareness Week, we at Pindoria Solicitors make no apologies for raising the topic again, which we feel needs highlighting more than just one week a year.

We are pleased that such campaigns are helping highlight issues surrounding the disease, which seldom make it onto the general public’s radar. Read More

Posted in Private Wealth

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. Read More

Posted in Dispute Resolution

There are countless articles about how vitally important a Will is and why using a trusted local solicitors firm is important, but what is perhaps not discussed as often is the importance of lost Wills.

Whether you live in London or the Highlands missing Wills is an issue that affects lots of families every year, and can cause a great deal of upset for everyone involved. Read More

Posted in Wills

It is with more than a little interest that we have read recently that lenders are in talks to introduce an innovative divorce mortgage to deal with people being forced to sell their homes after they split in later life.

It may come as a surprise to some that government statists show that the over-50s now account for the largest increase in the divorce rate with 28% of divorcing couples having to sell their home, according to the lender, Nationwide. Read More

Posted in Family Law

For many years good local solicitors involved in family law, as well as wills and probate have warned co-habiting couples about the need to make sure they are legally protected.

Whilst this message gets through to some, there is still a lot of work that needs doing and it is therefore opportune that we highlight the recent case of Joy Williams. She had lived with her former partner, Norman Martin for 18 years unmarried and now after a tumultuous four year battle with his family has just won the right to inherit a share of his estate. Read More

Posted in Family Law
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