Property Fraud Alert Service

HM Land Registry has launched a Property Fraud Alert Service in order to help prevent property fraud. The service functions by sending out an email notification each time there is any significant activity logged by HM Land Registry in relation to a property. This could be as dramatic as the Land Registry receiving an [...]

By |2019-04-10T15:48:19+01:00April 10th, 2019|Latest, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on Property Fraud Alert Service

Probate Fee Increase Update

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have confirmed that new probate fees expected to come into force on 1 April 2019 have been delayed due to Brexit talks. The  proposed probate fees were set to rise from a flat fee of £215, or £155 for solicitor applications, to the following based on the size of [...]

By |2019-04-03T10:45:41+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Latest, News/Blog, Private Client|Comments Off on Probate Fee Increase Update

THE MYTH OF THE COMMON LAW SPOUSE

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 [...]

By |2019-01-31T15:27:21+01:00January 31st, 2019|Family, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on THE MYTH OF THE COMMON LAW SPOUSE

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY v DEPUTYSHIP

Both Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Deputy Orders are legal instruments appointing persons to make decisions on behalf of someone who has become incapable of making or communicating that decision personally. They can be used to cover decisions relating to Property & Finance and Health & Welfare; however, Deputy Orders are rarely granted in [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:12:25+01:00January 7th, 2019|News/Blog, Private Client|Comments Off on LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY v DEPUTYSHIP

Who Keeps The Engagement Ring?

On the sad occasion that a couple decides to end their engagement prior to the marriage, a question that is often asked is who gets to keep the ring? Often, engagement rings are expensive items that can hold important familial or emotive ties. The usual rule is the person who receives the ring may [...]

By |2018-10-25T11:56:14+01:00October 25th, 2018|Family, News/Blog|Comments Off on Who Keeps The Engagement Ring?

CHRISTMAS PARTY WARNING FOR EMPLOYERS

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, [...]

By |2018-10-15T12:20:07+01:00October 15th, 2018|Employment, Latest, News/Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHRISTMAS PARTY WARNING FOR EMPLOYERS

ENFORCING AN ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY

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 [...]

By |2018-10-12T15:04:34+01:00October 12th, 2018|Dispute Resolution, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on ENFORCING AN ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY

CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

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. [...]

By |2018-10-15T12:21:08+01:00October 3rd, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

LENDER’S LIABILITY FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN A HOME BUYER’S REPORT

In Moore v National Westminster Bank [2018] 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 [...]

By |2018-10-01T17:32:40+01:00October 1st, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on LENDER’S LIABILITY FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN A HOME BUYER’S REPORT

NEW PARTNER AT MWW

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.

By |2018-10-25T11:57:32+01:00September 28th, 2018|Family, Firm news, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on NEW PARTNER AT MWW