Busting the myths of cohabitation

Unmarried couples are not offered the same protection as married couples and civil partners. Cohabiting couples often assume that moving in together creates similar rights and responsibilities as marriage (so-called ‘common-law marriage’) or absolutely no rights at all. Both beliefs are wrong. If you are moving in together, or you are the parent of someone […]

Choosing a law firm? Why it’s smart to keep it local

There are many benefits to using a local solicitor rather than a remote or online service supplier. The most obvious one is that you are in the same area, which makes certain stages of the transaction – for instance producing identification documents at the start of your matter or signing documents when you are edging […]

Why we need to check your identity before we begin

The vast majority of our clients would never dream of doing anything illegal. However, a very tiny number of individuals may try to launder money through our accounts by instructing us to undertake work for them which at first sight appears legitimate but which is actually part of a process designed by them to hide […]