Chris Brown outlines the options available to individuals separating from a spouse on whom they are financially dependent.
Jo Wild explains why you should consider having a power of attorney if you have a joint bank account
Andrew Hornsby advises against withholding council tax, even if you feel you are not receiving the service this pays for
Tim Thompson advises how best to keep legal costs to a minimum
Martin Bloom, partner and head of employment, discusses the issue of redundancy of a member of staff and retention of another carrying out the same duties who happens to be the son of the company's owner.
Hegarty Solicitors at Serpentine Green on Thursday 28th November to talk to private clients.
Q. I have a 200 year old tree in my garden which overhangs a public footpath and road. I am not an expert but it looks as though it may have some signs of rot. Am I responsible to other members of the public if part or all of the tree falls down?
Q. I recently used another solicitor to handle my divorce – however the final bill they have given me is much higher than the original quote. What can I do?
Q. I went into business last year with a friend, and we both invested £5,000 into marketing and premises. We found out that we just couldn't work together and decided to part company, but she wants to continue to run the business alone. I would like my initial investment back but she says no way. What can I do?
I am the owner of a small but successful business and I expect that if I were to die shortly that my estate, including the value of my business, might be worth over the Inheritance Tax Threshold of £325,000. Am I right that the value of the business will be included in my estate for working out the value for Inheritance Tax purposes?
Three months after buying our new home the boiler stopped working, can I reclaim the cost from the seller?
Wills, trusts and wealth management specialist Jo Wild explains the importance of updating your Will if you buy property abroad.