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Tuesday 20th September 2022
If your child is due to start school next September, or is in their last year of primary school, the choice about which primary or secondary school your child should attend needs to be considered soon. Many local authorities require parents to submit their applications for secondary school places by 31 October 2022, and primary school places by 15 January 2023. Independent schools will have...
Friday 5th August 2022
If you are going to dispute a Will, or defend an allegation of a Will being invalid, you need information about the circumstances around the preparation of the Will, or Wills, in question so that you can decide the basis for your challenge or defence of the Will. In almost every case, this is going to involve a Larke v Nugus letter.
The Law Society updated its practice note: Disputed wills:...
Monday 1st August 2022
TWM Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Berry as the firm’s new Managing Partner with effect from 1 August 2022, succeeding Matthew Truelove who, having served the permitted maximum 3 terms in office, now steps down following a successful 9 years in the role.
Jamie joined TWM Solicitors in 2011 and has been a Partner and Head of the Business Law team since...
Friday 15th July 2022
We are proud to have been recognised once again in the newly published Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2022 Guide. TWM has received a Band 2 Ranking in Private Wealth Law, and Allison Crossman has been recognised as a ranked lawyer for the fifth consecutive year.
COMMENTARY FROM THE CHAMBERS HNW GUIDE:
Allison Crossman "is...
Monday 16th May 2022
Written by Nicole Syradd.
The High Court has recently found in favour of the artist Ed Sheeran in a copyright infringement case, Sheeran and Others v Chokri and Others  EWHC 827 (Ch), surrounding his well-known song, ‘Shape of You’.
Ed Sheeran released ‘Shape of You’ in 2017, which quickly became a hit in the UK charts becoming Spotify’s...
Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Significant restrictions which applied to landlords’ ability to recover commercial rent arrears from tenants have now come to an end. The previous measures, which had been in place since the start of the pandemic, have been largely replaced by new restrictions introduced in the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (“the Act”). However, it is important to note that the Act...
Friday 29th April 2022
We all want the best for our children; health, happiness, a good education and financial security. But what other steps should you be taking now to protect their future, particularly when you are no longer around to do so? The importance of a having a carefully thought out and professionally drafted Will should not be underestimated.
What happens if you die without making a Will?
If you die...
Wednesday 6th April 2022
The new and welcomed ‘no-fault divorce’ legislation for obtaining a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership in England and Wales comes into effect today.
The new system removes entirely the element of blame from divorce proceedings, with the intention of reducing conflict and allowing both parties to shift their focus to other important matters, such as the financial elements...
Friday 4th March 2022
Do remember that from 6 April 2022, various limits that apply in employment law change.
The limit on a week's pay for various calculations, including statutory redundancy pay and the basic award (and additional award) in unfair dismissal claims, increases to £571 from £544.
The limit on the amount of the compensatory award that can be made in unfair dismissal claims increases to...
Thursday 20th January 2022
One of the many challenges of the COVID pandemic is the strain placed on marriages and relationships as a result of homeworking, restrictions on external stimulus, health concerns, financial uncertainty and, as a result, friction that can tip over quickly under the strain.
The hope is that marriages and relationships have weathered the COVID storm, and we can support and refer those...
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