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The Dangers of Homemade Wills
It is no secret that many people are deterred from instructing a lawyer to draft a Will because of the potential cost involved. However, the costs of rectifying the issues caused by a DIY Will can be significantly higher.
Agricultural Occupancy Conditions (Agricultural Ties)
What are Agricultural Occupancy Conditions, also known as agricultural ties, on properties and can they be removed? Rural properties for sale can sometimes seem too good to be true and potential buyers should always be aware of the possibility of an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC).
Rights of Grandparents Following Separation
Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren and yet it is estimated more than a million children are denied contact with their grandparents in the UK. When faced with this situation, people often don’t know where to turn or feel that they do not have the funds obtain legal advice.
Standstill Agreements in Contentious Probate claims
Until the decision in Cowan v Foreman by Mostyn J in March 2019 standstill Agreements were often used by contentious probate lawyers in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to avoid having to issue proceedings where discussions were ongoing. The Cowan case sent shockwaves through the legal profession and had all those who had entered into such agreements with their opponents reaching for the claim form.
Sticks and stones…A FREE Seminar on fostering respect in the workplace.
…for HR professionals and business leaders. 12 November 2019, 9am until noon at the Kettering…
Can You Disinherit A Child? – A case in point.
It is a well-established principle of English law that a person may leave their Estate in any way that they choose to. Although claims are possible against Estates it is only in specific circumstances that the Court will overturn a Will or intestacy and order that different provisions should apply.
Leading Lawyers and their teams recognised in this years Legal 500
Once again Wilson Browne Solicitors has maintained its place in the Legal 500. This year the comprehensive research programme confirmed expertise in 9 areas with no less than 18 lawyers recognised as Leading Lawyers in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 editorial.
Wilson Browne partner with The Core for a festive family island escape in Swiss Family Robinson
The Core at Corby Cube is pleased to announce that Wilson Browne Solicitors will be sponsoring the theatres Christmas production of Swiss Family Robinson.
A Sign Of The Times – Automatic Signatures & Formality Requirements
Beware of e mail exchanges which could be taken to form a legally binding contract. A recent case has held that an automatically-generated signature in an email footer can constitute a ‘signed’ contract for the purposes of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989.
Resolving The Deadlock
Recently we have experienced a number of clients coming to us with problems in their company due to 50:50 shareholdings where the business owners cannot agree on the difficult decisions required to carry on business.