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Will proposed divorce law reform benefit you?

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 30th January 2020
  • Posted On: Blog

The decision to divorce is never an easy one, and January is known to be the most common month to initiate a marital split… With the joy of the festive season long gone – and possibly struggling with family tensions or financial pressure as a result of Christmas, or having deferred action to avoid disruption – the start of a fresh New Year can often cause couples to re-evaluate their futures.

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Dealing With A Post Christmas Break-Up

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 29th January 2020
  • Posted On: Blog
https://www.independent.ie/style/sex-relationships/the-ultimate-guide-to-surviving-a-breakup-over-christmas-35291673.html…

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Make Sure Your Last Wishes Are Clear- Will Writing Advice

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 17th December 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

There are a growing number of cases we have seen where disputes have arisen upon death and when the provisions in a Will (if one exists at all) have left some people excluded from being beneficiaries who might otherwise have believed, or been led to believe, that they would be provided for.

It is of course only fair that everyone has the absolute right to decide who they wish to benefit from their Estate and whilst this can result in what on the face of it might appear to be harsh or unreasonable exclusion, not least where the excluded party is… Read more

When is the right age to make a Will?

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 28th November 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

Some People Seem to be Living Longer...

which is a good thing, but many older people generally, or younger people who may have been involved in accidents or unforeseen health traumas, may lose the ability to look after themselves or their affairs and may ultimately require constant medical attention.

In these circumstances, it is advisable for everyone, as part of ordinary life planning, to take simple steps which may improve the quality of life for themselves and their loved ones and which may enable future problems to be more easily dealt with and which will provide peace of mind moving forward.

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Commercial Lease Heads of Terms (HOTs) - What are they and why are they important?

  • Author: Patrick 'Pat' Richards
  • Posted on: 22nd October 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

Armed with a sound business plan, the usual referees (bank, accountant, trade) lined up, off I go searching for (usually) leasehold retail premises. Either privately, or through a commercial selling agent, I find exactly where and what suits my venture. I even have a friendly and helpful solicitor with the right experience and contacts who might be willing to offer a brief and free initial consultation.

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Business Acquisition and Acquiring Assets

  • Author: Patrick 'Pat' Richards
  • Posted on: 21st August 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

"Surely, if I'm buying the company shareholding, am I not acquiring its assets?" How often have I heard this observation as I try to explain the difference between buying the sole asset of shares and purchasing each asset of a business? Even if the commercial effect may prove similar, the two methods are fundamentally different at Law.

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Declaration Of Trust And Cohabitation Agreement- What Is The Difference?

  • Author: Teresa Barnett
  • Posted on: 25th June 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

Purchasing a property with another person or as part of a cohabiting couple raises a number of questions that centre mainly on protecting one’s investment particularly if the financial contribution to the property is unequal this factor alone makes it even more essential to ensure that there is documentation in place to protect the parties respective interests in the property. This begs the question as to what a person can do to protect their interest.

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Facing A Divorce During Retirement? 4 Key Things You Need To Consider

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 22nd May 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

At Crosby & Woods over the last few years, we have noticed that there is an increasing number of couples separating or considering divorce as they approach retirement (or are already retired).

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Buying A Home- Why Do I Need A Property Survey?

  • Author: Patrick 'Pat' Richards
  • Posted on: 16th April 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

For many people, finding their dream home is a joyous occasion, but it can be easy to forget about using proper judgment when it comes to ensuring that all the necessary steps are taken during the property buying process

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Bullying & Harassment At Work- What Are Your Employment Rights?

  • Author: Yasmin Govan
  • Posted on: 26th March 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

Did you know there are distinct differences between Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace? Bullying and harassment may be used hand in hand, however, they are not the same when it comes to your employment law rights. Both can, however, occur at any time, whether in person, in writing, phone or via social media or other online

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