A house divided: Determining property interests for unmarried couples

There may of course have been a co-habitation agreement, but even if there isn’t it is still possible for the couple to agree what happens. We explore TOLATA, and the importance of having your property interests in writing.

Fraser Brown expands Lincoln conveyancing team

After opening a Lincoln office on Kingsley Office Park in June, Fraser Brown has expanded its conveyancing team in the city by three.

Fraser Brown shortlisted for prestigious LFS Conveyancing Award

The team deals with all types of residential property transactions from auction sales to £1m purchases, combining 21st century technology with legal expertise to deliver high-end legal property services across the region.

Owens v Owens: Unhappily married woman denied divorce by Supreme Court

Tini Owens was left “devastated” after five Supreme Court judges unanimously decided that she had no grounds for divorcing her husband, Hugh Owens, after citing unreasonable behaviour. The judges admit that the case ‘generates uneasy feelings’.

The new GDPR – What franchises should be doing now

The new data law changes are extensive for those involved in implementing them but mainly businesses need to know where to start. Our data law compliance top tips are here to give you a steer.

Vanishing dismissals: the effect of a successful appeal

Offering the right of appeal may well be a great start to ensuring the process is fair but all too often employers simply pay lip service to an appeal, treating it is a tick box exercise necessary to usher out an errant employee.

New Selective Licensing Scheme: Info for Nottingham landlords

Local Authorities now have the power to introduce a Selective Licensing Scheme for rental properties within their jurisdiction. Under the Housing Act 2004, Nottingham City Council have introduced a scheme which will last for a period of 5 years

Understanding nuptial agreements

Nuptial agreements are made by a couple before or during marriage or civil partnership stating how they intend their financial matters to be dealt with during the relationship but also in the event of divorce, dissolution or separation.

Fraser Brown raise £4,000 for charity in annual golf day

The funds raised will go towards Autism East Midlands; a charity which provides support to families and individuals affected by autism, and Newlife; a charity that helps disabled children and their families across the UK

Administration Orders: An effective tool for creditors

This case is of particular significance for both Insolvency Practitioners and creditors alike as it shows a growing tendency of courts to favour administration applications by creditors even against a seemingly solvent company.

When self-employment isn’t really self-employment

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the widely anticipated case of Smith –v- Pimlico Plumbers Limited which deals with the issue of worker status and is expected to have knock on effects for those working in the gig economy and beyond.

Caring for elderly relatives: what rights does an employee have?

With pressures on budgets and availability of services it is perhaps unsurprising that care responsibilities increasingly fall upon the shoulders of family members. What rights do employees have to time off work to attend to such responsibilities?

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