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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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To extend or not to extend- Are you facing the leasehold dilemma?

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 19th February 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

The complexities of home ownership facing both homebuyers and owners are already vast, and adding the responsibility of managing a lease to this can be daunting.

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Divorce Day- What is it and why does it happen?

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 23rd January 2019
  • Posted On: Blog

According to the ONS figures, unreasonable behaviour was cited as the most common reason for both heterosexual and same-sex divorce. Around 52 per cent of wives and 37 per cent of husbands petitioned on these grounds in opposite-sex marriages, while for same-sex couples the figures stand at 83 per cent for women and 73 per cent among men.

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An Employers Guide To Avoiding Christmas Party Issues

  • Author: Yasmin Govan
  • Posted on: 5th December 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

So it’s that time of year again, Christmas party season, and while the festivities are heating up I’m here to remind you of the potential pitfalls of ‘silly season’ (from an employment perspective only)! Whilst it is tempting to let your hair down, unleash your inner party animal and even tell colleagues what you really think of them, the occasion is still seen as being “in the course of employment.”

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