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Friday 11th January 2019
Sales can be held up by issues that are not perceived as problems during ownership. Below are some common problems which often arise:
1. Building regulations
Extensions whereby building regulation consent is obtained but not the final Building Regulation Completion Certificate can have a consequence. The buyer may insist you obtain indemnity insurance/retrospective certificate from the...
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
It is well known that, under the Equality Act 2010, individuals are protected from being discriminated against on the basis of their religion or religious belief. It may not be as well known, however, that there is a second branch of this protected characteristic - philosophical beliefs. It might be a further surprise to learn that lifestyle choices such as veganism may qualify for...
Thursday 20th December 2018
For Christmas period opening times, please note that this year we will be giving our team a well-deserved day off on Monday, 24th December 2018, but otherwise will be open on all the usual business days.
Thursday 20th December 2018
It used to be considered that Private Client work continued steadily with changes to the law and procedure being comparatively rare, and changes happening on a more piecemeal and protracted basis over time. This can no longer be said, particularly if November is anything to go by; suddenly we have changes upon us with very little notice. Firstly, the amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate...
Tuesday 11th December 2018
We regularly find ourselves advising both individuals and employers about appeals against dismissal. The implications of appealing are not widely known, but can have significant consequences. A string of cases in recent years have considered the effect and established some important principles.
It makes a lot of sense for employees to appeal against decisions to dismiss them, after all, it...
Thursday 25th October 2018
On 10 October 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Lee v Ashers Baking Company, better known as the ‘gay cake’ case. The case concerned the refusal by a bakery business with devout Christian values, Ashers, to ice a cake for a gay customer, Mr Lee, with the phrase ‘Support Gay Marriage’. Among other questions, the Court sought to answer whether this refusal...
Friday 19th October 2018
TWM is pleased to announce our Employment team has been enhanced by the incorporation of specialist employment practice, Wilcox & Co, within the firm with effect from 3 September 2018.
Anthony Wilcox (pictured), proprietor of Wilcox & Co, has many years’ experience in the employment law field. He has particular expertise...
Wednesday 10th October 2018
The Prime Minister has announced that civil partnerships will be made available to heterosexual couples, following a Supreme Court judgment earlier this year that there was unlawful discrimination in the current regime.
What is a civil partnership?
Civil partnerships have been available to same sex couples since December 2005. At a time when same sex couples were unable to marry, civil...
Tuesday 9th October 2018
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are important legal documents that dictate who can make decisions on your behalf relating to finances & property, or health & welfare, in the event you no longer have mental capacity to make those decisions. You can choose who your Attorneys are to make decisions for you and give them relevant instructions or preferences as to how they carry out those...
Monday 8th October 2018
We are often asked about the situation of expatriates who have purchased a property in Spain with a view to retiring to Spain, or are already living in Spain but still own assets in the UK.
The EU Succession Regulation (650/2012) came into force on 17 August 2015, under which Spanish successions are governed by the law of the last residence of the deceased, unless they made a Will opting for...
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