SHOULD A BANKRUPTCY ORDER BE MADE WHERE THE DEBT IS BELOW THE STATUTORY LIMIT OF £5,000.00 AT THE TIME OF THE HEARING OF THE PETITION ACUMENDIA LIMITED V. JENIRAJ KALAICHANDRAN  This is a decision of a first instance District Judge in the County Court at Central London where the debtor did not attend. It [...]
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a common law marriage. In fact, common law marriage has not had any legal applicability in England since the 16th century. Despite this, nearly two-thirds of cohabiting couples mistakenly believe that if they live together and are in a relationship for long enough, particularly [...]
Staff at MWW support Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December raising a fantastic £50.
On 11th October 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgement that a company should be held vicariously liable for the actions of its Managing Director following an assault during post-Christmas party drinks held at a hotel in 2011. Mr Bellman was an employee of the Defendant and his attacker, Mr John Major, [...]
The obtaining of a money judgment from the Courts against a debtor can often be a long and drawn out process. However, once a judgment debt has been obtained against a debtor, this does not guarantee that the debtor will settle the debt ordered by the Court. Thankfully there are various methods available to a [...]
Theresa May announced this week that heterosexual couples will soon be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling on 27th of June this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law. [...]
In Moore v National Westminster Bank  the bank was liable for breach of contract for failing to provide a Home Buyer’s Report to the borrowers and the borrowers were awarded damages based on the costs of the required repairs to the property. In the above case, the borrowers requested a Home Buyers Report in [...]
Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP are delighted to announce that Catherine Longshaw (Head of Family) will become a Partner of the firm on 1st October 2018. Many congratulations Catherine from all of us at MWW LLP.
Executors of Estates could find themselves subject to a hidden tax liability resulting from income generated by the deceased’s investments. Whilst Inheritance Tax is calculated with reference to the value of assets held at date of death, income received during the administration of an Estate remains taxable where the investments continue to produce a [...]
An increasing number of buyers who have recently purchased residential properties are being contacted by firms claiming that SDLT can be reclaimed. This is often supposedly on the basis that the properties that the buyers have purchased qualify for Multiple Dwellings Relief (“MDR”). While claiming MDR will be suitable for some purchases, there are other [...]