Why is mediation a good option for separating families?

Why is mediation a good option for separating families?

Amanda Phillips-Wylds is a qualified mediator.  In most circumstances she advises clients that it’s likely to be the most cost effective and efficient means to resolve their disputes. So what is family mediation and why does it benefit separating families? It is...
Where negotiations don’t amount to final binding contract

Where negotiations don’t amount to final binding contract

When negotiating and finalising your commercial contracts, you should be certain a final agreement has in fact been reached.  A 2018 decsion was a useful reminder for businesses to ensure a legally binding written contract is in place, rather than relying on previous...
Adverse possession – does a fence matter?

Adverse possession – does a fence matter?

Adverse possession (commonly known as “squatter’s rights”) is continuously using land which is owned by someone else, as your own for a period of time, and then applying to be registered as the legal owner of the land. The land must be used exclusively by you without...
What is Company Liquidation?

What is Company Liquidation?

The Directors of a Company that cannot pay its debts can choose to put the Company into voluntary liquidation. Indeed Directors have statutory responsibilities not to permit a Company to trade insolvently. If they allow the Company to trade insolvently they can become...
Couple win case against land tax on property no.2

Couple win case against land tax on property no.2

Since April 2016, anyone who purchases a second home as a holiday home or an investment has to pay a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax at 3%. However, a recent Tribunal case in Bristol held that a couple were not liable to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax at the higher rate...
“Payment in Full and Final Settlement” – Creditors beware

“Payment in Full and Final Settlement” – Creditors beware

If you are a creditor and you are offered part payment only of money owed by a debtor, you should take caution in accepting particularly if the sum is offered “in full and final settlement”. If a debtor makes a written or verbal statement saying that they are making...