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Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your will

Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your will

There are many reasons why someone might choose to leave money to charity in their will. Tax planning may be a key incentive, or it could be due to a lack of close family members. Some may simply wish to create a longer lasting personal legacy or they might have...
Child Dispute ? Read our useful guide on the steps you can take

Child Dispute ? Read our useful guide on the steps you can take

We know that separation and divorce can be a stressful and emotionally challenging time for all involved. It is a situation where children can feel in limbo between their parents so seeking advice and guidance on the various options available to best deal with child...
No more blame but challenges remain for divorcing couples

No more blame but challenges remain for divorcing couples

Rebecca Procter, partner and head of the Family Team at Wollens reviews the impact of the new divorce laws introduced last month. When the clock finally chimed for no-fault divorce, courts saw a surge in petitions from couples looking to avoid the blame game but...
Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

With summer just around the corner, many people are planning to make changes to their gardens. Some changes might be extensive, including decking, a garden office, fences or a total landscaping overhaul. While you generally won’t need permission to plant your...
Japanese Knotweed when buying and selling a house

Japanese Knotweed when buying and selling a house

When buying or selling a house, there are various checks that need to be undertaken. These include structural surveys, checks on utilities and examination of the legal title for rights and covenants. A more abstract and unusual part of a property transaction relates...
Setting up in business as a partnership

Setting up in business as a partnership

Setting up a new business is an exciting time, and there are a thousand things to think about, but if you are launching your new venture with one or more other colleagues it is imperative to decide in advance how you are going to structure it legally. One popular...