The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighboring buildings. A building owner proposing Read more…


Posted on Oct 30th, 2020 by Anthony Heywood

What is a Children’s Guardian?

In circumstances where the local authority are seriously concerned about a child’s welfare and safety and are unable to resolve these concerns with parents, then they will likely issue care Read more…


Posted on Oct 21st, 2020 by Anthony Heywood

Financial Disclosures

The case of Goddard-Watts and Goddard-Watts has been in the news recently. It is an unusual case as the court has taken the decision to set aside a financial order Read more…


Posted on Apr 28th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Domestic Abuse Bill Re-introduced

The Domestic Abuse Bill (‘the Bill’) has been recently re-introduced to Parliament on 3rd March 2020. It has been established that there is a need to raise awareness on the Read more…


Posted on Apr 14th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

First reading of the Cohabitation Rights Bill

An interesting Bill for cohabitating couples has been introduced to the House of Lords by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames. The Cohabitation Rights Bill (‘the Bill’) was first read on 6th Read more…


Posted on Mar 31st, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Stepmothers may not have parental responsibility for your Stepchildren

Mother’s Day is fast approaching on 22nd March 2020 and this day should be just as much about celebrating Stepmothers as well as Mothers! Did you know as a Stepmother Read more…


Posted on Mar 20th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law Thoughts: You are more likely to get divorced if you live by the sea

Divorce is never a happy event and while it is something experienced by many people, it would be a rare person who wouldn’t have preferred not to go through the Read more…


Posted on Mar 6th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Lawthoughts: The ‘7 Year Itch’ is real!

The ‘7 Year Itch’ is a psychological concept which implies happiness in the marital relationship starts to decline at around the 7 year mark. The 7 year itch became a Read more…


Posted on Feb 13th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Divorce reform swiftly returns to Parliament

The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill has been pushed back by parliament twice now due to the recent general election and other matters such as Brexit. However, on 6th January Read more…


Posted on Jan 21st, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

UN International Day of Older Persons

UN's International Day of older persons' 60+ counts logo

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 50 years’ time it is anticipated that there will be an additional 8.2 million people aged 65+ in the UK. This is Read more…


Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

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