WHY LAWYERS DON’T SHOP AT THE CO-OP

This is perhaps a facetious comment, but it reflects the deep suspicion with which many lawyers are viewing the arrival of alternative business structures.  But what does this mean for the non-lawyer?  Well, the Government would say that it means a better deal for consumers.  It means that different businesses can provide legal services.  So […]

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT OUR OFFICES?

What is so special about our offices, situated as they are in beautiful countryside on the Warwickshire / Oxfordshire border, with amazing views over the Feldon Valley and, somewhat amazingly, a herd of Water Buffalo. Well, for a start there is ample free parking, they are easy to find, just off the main Shipston to […]

MEDIATION

As many of you will know, from 6 April 2011 the Ministry of Justice proposed that before an application to court was made in relevant family proceedings (and this is not divorce – relevant means an application in relation to money matters or children issues), the person making the application should be referred to a […]

WHEN IS A MARRIAGE NOT A MARRIAGE?

Very often you hear people say “well they’ve been together for years and they have children so the partner must have acquired an interest in the property” or you hear the term “common law marriage” and the implication that this must mean something. Well it doesn’t, there is no such thing as common law marriage. […]