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Grandparents – What Rights Do You Have?

The right of grandparents to see their grandchildren if the parents separate has had a high profile over recent weeks. MPs are proposing a change in the current law to establish a ‘presumption’ that grandparents, uncles and aunts should continue to have contact with their grandchildren, nephews and nieces in the event that the children’s Read More

‘Appily ever after?

Apps can bring us dinner, order us transport, encourage us to exercise and help us explore new places. Any conundrum we want answering, any habit we want to break (or make), there is after all ‘an app for that’. But could an app be the best way to start divorce proceedings? Some legal technologists certainly think Read More

The Split – Divorced From Reality?

The Split on BBC One has recently thrust lawyers, and specifically lawyers who deal with family law into the spotlight. Although the high-octane drama has received high praise from viewers and critics alike, how close does it come to reflecting the reality of instructing a lawyer to assist in family proceedings? It will be a Read More

Jordan Griffiths

Debt Recovery- The “how to” guide

Unpaid debts? From time to time, you will encounter customers who sometimes fail to pay for the goods and/or services that you provide. This can be very frustrating and can impact the cash-flow of your business. It is, therefore, important to ensure that your debts are monitored closely and action is taken against late payers Read More

Clare Gundry, Partner

To make your home your castle, be sure who owns the drawbridge….

By : Clare Gundry, Partner The Government has announced plans to tackle unfair leaseholder arrangements on new build properties, but in the meantime, as the Spring housing market gets into full swing, it’s worth understanding the difference between freehold and leasehold property. Increasing property prices and high population densities have seen a big increase in Read More

Guy Lowton

Guy Lowton, Retires from Farnfields after 40 years

Guy Lowton, Consultant Solicitor and former Senior Partner of Farnfields Solicitors, has retired from Farnfields after 40 years service with the firm. Guy has been instrumental in the growth of Farnfields and was responsible for opening the Shaftesbury office in 1980. Specialising in property work, Guy built up a reputation for his practical approach. Fiona Read More

Jordan Griffiths

Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

From the 1st October 2017 the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into effect. Who does it apply to? The Protocol applies to businesses (including sole traders and public bodies) claiming money from an individual (including sole traders). What is the purpose of it? This Protocol’s aims include:– encouraging early engagement and communication between the Read More