Can you trust your Trust?

Kate Godber - Solicitor

In the past, Trusts were tools of only the wealthy. They are now becoming more commonplace and come in many forms. They can be sold with a pension or a life insurance product or an old family trust drawn up by a Solicitor.  Whatever the reason for the Trust or format it takes, it is… (read more)

Common Law Marriage

Emma Fuller - Director

There is no such thing as common law marriage whether you live with someone for 6 months or two years or even longer.   Cohabitees do not have the same rights as married couples or civil partners. The courts can not divide assets fair and reasonably dependent on circumstances of the cohabitees in the same… (read more)

My residential tenant is causing a nuisance to his neighbours, can I terminate his tenancy agreement?

Frances Jacobs - Associate Solicitor

As a residential landlord it is important to remember you can’t evict your tenant from your property without giving the correct notice period.  Generally speaking the notice period will be between 2 weeks and 2 months, depending on the reasons why you are seeking possession.  A 2 week notice seems like a long time if… (read more)