Wills lockdown service
By Timothy Wilton 03/04/2020

The country may be on lockdown. But we are not. Our established key worker wills team are still here to help. Whilst there are many reasons people will often delay putting their affairs in order the importance of making it a priority cannot be overstated. Wills Our will writing team are still able to take […]

 
Collaborative Law – Alternative dispute resolution for divorce matters
By Barbara Stevens 17/12/2014

THE COLLABORATIVE APPROACH Separation is possibly one of the hardest life events most people will ever experience.  Following separation, there are many matters to sort out.  This can often be stressful and the thought of having to go through costly and difficult court proceedings only adds to the pressure. Court is not the only option. […]

 
Land Registry consult Hartley & Worstenholme on new proposals
By Timothy Wilton

Hartley & Worstenholme Senior Partner, Chris Wilton, has been consulted by the Land Registry ahead of it’s proposals for reform to Local Land Charges. The Land Registry is proposing widespread reforms of the way in which Local Land Charge records are searched – something which affects the vast majority of land transactions, from residential conveyancing […]

 
Small Business Rate Relief – are you overpaying?
By Timothy Wilton 09/12/2014

A survey by the Federation of Small Business (‘FSB’) in 2013 showed that 7% of small businesses were paying out more in business rates than they were in rent. Additionally, a further 6% said the business rates they paid were equivalent to rental payments. Research has shown that many small businesses don’t know about the […]

 
Joint Ownership of Property – for couples and investors!
By Timothy Wilton 04/12/2014

Joint Ownership of Property – for couples and investors! If you are considering purchasing a property with your spouse, partner, relative or friend, either as a home to live in or an investment property, there are some important things you need to know. When you buy a property with another, you will both be legal […]

 
Residential Property Update
By Anna Newport 19/11/2014

There has been a huge amount in the news lately about rising house prices and a mini-boom in the property market. Whilst we have always been able to hold our own in this area, our dedicated conveyancing team have noticed a definite surge in new transactions in our area, both for sales and purchases and […]

 
Changes to the Intestacy Rules – Important!
By Margaret Andrews 03/10/2014

The rules that apply if you die without a will changed dramatically on 1 October 2014. If you have a will, you don’t need to worry. If you don’t have a will, make an appointment as soon as possible!   Get in touch here to make an appointment.

 
Legal Aid update
By Timothy Wilton 10/07/2014

Since April 2013 there have been fundamental changes to Family Law and, more particularly, the way in which clients need to fund family matters. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 removed Legal Aid from the majority of private family matters. In order to qualify for Legal Aid since April 2013, clients […]

 
Prenuptial and Living Together Agreements
By Timothy Wilton

Prenuptial (Pre-marriage) Agreements (known to newspapers and gossip columns as ‘Prenups’) are something we hear a lot about in the press and on TV. Most people imagine them to be reserved for celebrities or the extremely wealthy. What are they? A Prenup is an agreement or contract between you and your soon-to-be spouse. They state, […]

 
‘It’s A Knockout’ Success for Hartley & Worstenholme
By Timothy Wilton 19/07/2013

A team of lawyers, staff and estate agents from Hartley & Worstenholme beat off competition from rival teams in a charity ‘It’s A Knockout’ tournament on Sunday 14th July in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospice – raising over £600 in the process. The day began with warm-up exercises (including some questionable dancing from […]

 
Green options for home owners
By Timothy Wilton 15/02/2013

The Green Deal These days we are all expected to be experts in climate change and matters of environmental importance, we are advised that making the “green choice” is the “right choice”, but it is sometimes difficult to make sense of the enormous amount of information which is out there. People generally want to make […]