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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...
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
In our specialist Contentious Trusts and Probate team, we are often approached by clients who have concerns that a recently deceased loved one may have been pressurised into making their Will. Is this grounds for challenging the validity of a Will? In short, perhaps - but it is not straightforward.
A legal challenge as to the validity of a Will on the basis of excessive pressure by a third...
Tuesday 11th September 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, proprietor of Wilcox & Co, has many years’ experience in the employment law field. He has particular expertise within the pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, specialist...
Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Tuesday 4th September 2018
We are delighted to announce that our Private Client team has been shortlisted for awards this year.
In the Surrey Law Society Awards 2018, Madeleine Gooding has been nominated in the Rising Star of the Year category, and Sue Crosby for a Client Care Award, which is great recognition for Sue as she often goes the extra mile for her clients. The Surrey Law Society Awards will be announced on 20...
Monday 3rd September 2018
We are pleased to announce and congratulate the following promotions, with effect from 1 August 2018.
To Partner: Caroline Keeley
Thursday 30th August 2018
In March, the High Court considered the existing law relating to negative opinions in employer references in Hincks v Sense Network.
An obligation to give a reference?
Though it is uncommon for an employer to be unwilling to give any reference at all, there is no obligation at law to provide ex-employees with a reference. Giving a reference is not compulsory unless an obligation to give...
Thursday 30th August 2018
In May 2018, the Supreme Court heard the appeal of the controversial case of Owens v Owens. Judgment was delivered on 25 July 2018, dismissing Mrs Owens’ appeal, as a result of which she “must remain married to her husband for the time being”.
Mrs Owens’ divorce petition had been dismissed by both the Family Court Judge and Court of Appeal on the basis that her...
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