Q&A - Should we have re-made our Wills when we became Civil Partners?
Q: My partner and I named each other as sole beneficiaries of our estates when we made Wills in 2008, assuming these would stand after we entered into a Civil Partnership last year. However, a friend has told us this is not the case. Please can you clarify the situation?Read more
Q&A - What is the procedure for buying a property at auction?
Q: We are considering buying an investment property and have been looking at repossessions being sold at auction as the guide prices appear to be cheaper than those in estate agents' windows. What steps would we need to take to secure a property at auction?Read more
Q&A - How do Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney differ?
Q: Years ago my father had an Enduring Power of Attorney which enabled me to handle his affairs. My cousin recently decided to do the same after suffering a potentially life-threatening illness but was told she must create a Lasting Power of Attorney. What is the difference between an EPA and an LPA?Read more
Legal clarity is key to business planning and succession
It is said there are now more than 3 million family businesses in Britain, so why is it that nearly two thirds of family businesses fail to successfully pass to the next generation?Read more
Q&A - Can I claim ownership of land I have used next to my garden for 40 years?
Q: My husband and I purchased our property from new almost fifty years ago. At the time the developers retained a piece of land at the end of our garden, but when they went out of business a few years later we incorporated it into our garden. My husband has now died and I am thinking of downsizing. However, a friend has pointed out that the extra bit of land won't be on my deeds. Can I claim ownership as I have been using it for nearly forty years?Read more
Lawyer hopeful of upturn in commercial property market
Lawyers in Wrexham have welcomed the Chancellor's changes to business rates announced in this week's Autumn Statement.Read more
Equality hails at law firm as ladies sport Movember taches
Staff at a Wrexham law firm donned stick-on moustaches at the end of November in support of two male colleagues who had grown real facial hair to mark the Movember Foundation's campaign to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues such as prostate cancer.Read more
Taxation is distorting housing market says Wrexham solicitor
Solicitors at a leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm have expressed bitter disappointment that the Chancellor did not announce a reduction in Stamp Duty for homebuyers when he delivered his Autumn Statement today.Read more
Q&A - Can I divorce now and retain my interests in our business until a future date?
Q: I want to divorce my husband, move away and start a new life. The problem is that I am a partner in our business. Although I ceased to have an active role when I had our children I helped set the business up and worked hard in it for many years beforehand. Because of this I obviously want my share of the business assets, but I am concerned that taking them in the current financial climate will do neither the business, nor either of us, any favours. Is there a way I can go ahead with the divorce and still protect my interests in the business if I leave that side of things as they are for the time being?Read more
Lawyer raises over £200 in charity run
A Wrexham lawyer has completed a half marathon in less than two hours and raised more than 200 pound for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.Read more