Resources and guides

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

 
Family Law How to Guides...

Can you Get a Divorce without Going to Court?

READING TIME: 3 MINS

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy. And many people are put off by the thought of having to appear in court. But this is very rare in reality.

Hannah Henderson, February 17, 2023

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Family Law How to Guides...

No Assets in a Divorce: Is a Financial Order Still Needed?

READING TIME: 3 MINS

If you have no assets to distribute in a divorce, you might assume that there’s no need for a financial order. But this isn’t necessarily true. We’ve set out why.

Hannah Henderson, February 02, 2023

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Conveyancing How to Guides...

What is Ground Rent?

Reading time: 3 mins

If you’re not quite sure what ground rent is, don’t worry. We’ve put this guide together to help you work out if it’s something you’re willing to take on.

Carrie Tennick, November 05, 2021

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Conveyancing How to Guides...

Stamp Duty on a Second Home: Your Guide

Reading time: 2 mins

As the Stamp Duty holiday that was brought in during the pandemic comes to an end, it’s a good time to look at what the potential cost of Stamp Duty on a second home would be.

Carrie Tennick, September 30, 2021

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Personal Legal Services How to Guides...

Compensation for Bullying: Am I Entitled to a Payout?

Reading time: 3 mins

Being bullied at work is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. But you may be entitled to a compensation payout for bullying.

Carrie Tennick, September 03, 2021

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Conveyancing How to Guides...

Deed of Trust: What Is It?

Reading time: 4 mins

A deed of trust – also known as a declaration of trust – can help to secure your finances when buying a property with someone else. Find out more here.

Carrie Tennick, September 06, 2021

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Personal Legal Services How to Guides...

Restrictive Covenants: What Are They?

Reading time: 4 mins

Restrictive covenants are sections of a contract that prevent you doing something. You're most likely to find them in employment and property contracts, so it pays to carefully read all contracts you enter into.

Carrie Tennick, August 26, 2021

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Conveyancing How to Guides...

The Cost of Selling a House: What to Expect

Reading time: 4 mins

How much it costs to sell a house depends on a lot of things, from mortgage charges to home improvements.

Carrie Tennick, November 17, 2022

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Conveyancing How to Guides...

Stamp Duty: Your Guide

Reading time: 3 mins

First4Lawyers' free guide on stamp duty when buying a home.

First4Lawyers. Updated, September 23, 2022

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