Resources and guides

Learn about the different areas of law and what you need to know, if you want to take legal action.

 
Family Law How to Guides...

Matrimonial home rights: Your guide

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When you get married or enter into a civil partnership, you and your partner both become automatically entitled to matrimonial home rights.

Carrie Tennick, April 23, 2020

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Personal Legal Services How to Guides...

Dismissal during probationary period: The legalities

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There are several different ways an employer can dismiss an employee – but do these same grounds for dismissal apply if you’re still in your probationary period?

Charlotte Todd, April 13, 2020

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Wills & Probate How to Guides...

Contentious probate: What to do

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Dealing with probate is already a stressful matter, but it’s made even worse when there is any dispute about the administration of the person’s estate.

Carrie Tennick, April 02, 2020

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Family Law How to Guides...

Irreconcilable differences in the UK

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Celebrities all use it. Most people think it’s the easiest way of ending a marriage. But irreconcilable differences does not exist in the UK.

Carrie Tennick, February 21, 2020

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Family Law How to Guides...

TOLATA: What is it?

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The issue of property ownership can be challenging when an unmarried couple separates. This is when TOLATA can come into play.

Carrie Tennick, February 17, 2020

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Personal Legal Services How to Guides...

What is a disciplinary hearing?

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What should your employer do to adhere to the rules and how can you prepare for a disciplinary meeting?

Carrie Tennick, February 11, 2020

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Family Law How to Guides...

Form E: What is it?

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When you or your ex-partner has requested a financial order financial order, you’ll have to fill out Form E, detailing your financial situation.

Carrie Tennick, February 03, 2020

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Family Law How to Guides...

Adultery in the UK: How is it defined?

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Although many may understand adultery as an affair outside of a marriage, UK law is quite specific in its application. This means it can't always be used for divorce in the case of infidelity.

Carrie Tennick, January 20, 2020

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Wills & Probate How to Guides...

Making a Will – Your complete checklist

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When it comes to making a Will, a checklist can be essential to helping you organise the process and set out what you need to do. Our guide will help you narrow down what you need to think about.

First4Lawyers. Updated, October 08, 2019

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