Who Inherits if I do not have a Will?

Making a will is the best way of providing for others after your death. We have the expertise to draw up wills and advise on all related matters.

A person dying without making a will is said to be intestate, this can cause many problems to those left behind after…

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Spanish Succession - Owning Property in Spain

On 4 July 2012 the European Parliament issued what is known as the “Brussels IV” regulations with the purpose to harmonise how estates located in different EU states are treated.

These days over 760,000 Brits own property in Spain either as holiday homes, investment properties or as their place of…

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Inheritance Tax - The Magic £1M Threshold

The Chancellor announced in his recent Budget a potential for married couples and civil partners to transfer up to £1m free of inheritance tax on death. It is to be achieved by adding a new main residence tax free amount to the traditional allowance.

Make sure you qualify: Ensure your…

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Commercial Law - Parking Rights Problems

Where a tenant takes a lease of commercial or industrial premises the landlord may agree to allocate designated parking spaces for the exclusive use of the tenant.

This is, of course highly desirable from a tenant’s point of view as it provides commercial tenants with parking facilities for exclusive use…

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Are reforms to our divorce laws long overdue?

That England’s divorce laws are 'outdated, inadequate, unfair and in need of urgent reform' is a common view held by many family lawyers and solicitors.

There is strong support for the abolition of fault-based divorce, in which spouses accuse each other of unreasonable behaviour, adultery or desertion, creating bitter court…

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Family Law Legal Aid Changes

With effect from 1 April 2013, the scope of services covered by legal aid was reduced significantly with the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).

In relation to family law and prior to LASPO, legal aid was available for all areas of family…

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Radical cuts to Legal Aid

In April 2013, the government introduced radical cuts to legal aid across many areas, including family law.

Although it remained possible for people to apply for legal aid in some cases relating to disputes about children or financial arrangements following divorce, a stringent new test was introduced requiring victims of…

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