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Tuesday 24th March 2020
In light of the recent lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there will inevitably be a significant impact on property transactions. While most firms have been preparing for their staff to be able to work from home, in order to avoid as much disruption as possible, the effects are likely to be far reaching.
There could be a significant delay in remitting funds if any party, or their...
Tuesday 24th March 2020
This is without doubt truly unprecedented times for everyone. We find ourselves in the grip of a global pandemic, without any degree of certainty as to how long it may persist.
The situation is rapidly evolving and we are being subjected to wide ranging travel restrictions and social distancing, while experiencing concerns for our own and our loved ones’ health. In these situations,...
Friday 20th March 2020
The government have announced that they are set to bring in emergency legislation to protect private tenants from eviction. It is said that the legislation will:
Suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation during this national emergency;
Ban any new possession proceedings (applications to evict tenants via the court); and
Put in place measures to provide landlords...
Wednesday 11th March 2020
We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to all of the generous companies who have donated prizes for our annual staff quiz and raffle event, which took place at The Stoke in Guildford on Friday 6 March 2020, in aid of our long-standing partner charity, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). The charity performs an outstanding and vital, indeed frequently...
Monday 9th March 2020
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which enables you to decide who you trust to make decisions about your finances, property or healthcare, in the event you are no longer able to do so, and appoint them as your Attorney.
Age-related issues, such as dementia, are often the reason that people are no longer able to make such decisions. However, an event such as an accident or...
Monday 20th January 2020
This time of year can create unprecedented pressures on families and the New Year can, sadly, usher in unwelcome changes, such as family breakdown and separation. Many family practitioners see an upturn in new clients at the start of the year, but not all practitioners are alike if truth be told. It is worth making sure your family lawyer is experienced and has the depth of skills that you...
Thursday 16th January 2020
The government decision to reintroduce The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill and once again place divorce reform at the forefront of the legislative agenda is greatly welcomed by the specialist Family Law team at TWM.
The campaign for a no-fault divorce system has been championed by Resolution under the leadership of Nigel Shepherd who has campaigned for years for a no-fault divorce...
Wednesday 8th January 2020
A Pre-Nuptial agreement, a formal contract between two people prior to marriage or civil partnership, sets out how their finances will be determined in the event of the breakdown of the marriage.
Such agreements, more commonly referred to as PNAs, are not formally binding in England and Wales, but have become an ever popular method of providing a clear agreement concerning finances between...
Monday 23rd December 2019
Sir Andrew MacFarlane, President of the Family Division has recently warned that Family Lawyers are “running flat out up a down escalator” as the system is being overrun due to the increased backlog of cases being heard in the Family Court.
A potential means of alleviating these stresses on the courts and reaching a cheaper and faster conclusion for clients is through...
Wednesday 27th November 2019
Promoting your product or service through advertising is an important part of any business, whether that be done via traditional methods, such as newspapers, magazines or on the radio or via relatively modern methods, such as by using social media channels like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Whichever way you choose to do it for your business, it is important to get it right for so many...
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