Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to see my children?

January 9th 2021
 

How do I get to see my children? By Agreement:Most parents don’t need a court order setting out the arrangements for them to see their children. We would recommend that any separating parents try to agree the arrangements before the separation and tell the children together what is going to happen. It is useful to have a year planner and plan several months in advance. Try to include special days…

Personal Injury: What compensation am I entitled to?

January 3rd 2021
 

Personal Injury: What compensation am I entitled to? If you are successful in your claim you are entitled to compensation for your injuries to include your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. In addition you are entitled to claim for your out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of your injuries to include for example your loss of earnings, treatment/medical expenses, travel expenses, care and attendance, adaptations to the…

Corporate and Commercial: Should I buy/sell the shares in a company or just its business and assets?

January 3rd 2021
 

Corporate and Commercial: Should I buy/sell the shares in a company or just its business and assets? When selling shares in a company, the entire business, including all assets and liabilities of the company all transfer to the buyer. Sellers tend to prefer this approach as it is a cleaner break for them and ensure they retain no liabilities going forward.A business and asset sale involves only specified business assets…

Debt Recovery: Someone is threatening to bankrupt me, what should I do?

January 1st 2021
 

Debt Recovery: Someone is threatening to bankrupt me, what should I do? First – do you admit owing the money? If not, then get in touch because where there is a “genuine dispute” as to a debt, a creditor cannot make someone bankrupt (or liquidate a company). However, if you receive any formal documents then there are very strict time limits for responding so don’t delay.If you admit owing the…

Personal Dispute: Can a neighbour enter onto my land without my permission?

January 1st 2021
 

Personal Dispute: Can a neighbour enter onto my land without my permission? If a neighbour enters your land without your permission then they will be committing the offence of trespass which is a civil wrong (it is rarely a criminal matter) – however if this is a minor trespass and no damage is caused it is unlikely to be necessary to revert to your legal rights.

Debt Recovery: Someone can’t pay me – can I bankrupt them?

January 1st 2021
 

Debt Recovery: Someone can’t pay me – can I bankrupt them? The short answer is yes – but only where there isn’t a dispute as to the debt; and there is still a process to follow.You should also consider if bankruptcy is likely to get you paid at a proportionate cost, other options are available. Our debt recovery team can provide you with details of all of the options and…

Personal Dispute: Can the neighbour block my access?

January 1st 2021
 

Personal Dispute: Can the neighbour block my access? This will depend upon the facts of the case and a thorough review of your title deeds will be required before being in a position to advise. Once, if the neighbour does block your access then we can advise you on possibly obtaining an injunction but this will depend on the facts of the case. It may be necessary to act promptly,…

Debt Recovery: My partner is being made bankrupt – does that affect our house or my own assets?

January 1st 2021
 

Debt Recovery: My partner is being made bankrupt – does that affect our house or my own assets? The precise answer to this will depend on the detail. A share of jointly owned assets can form part of a bankrupt estate – but the ability to enforce against that asset has restrictions. Similarly, a Trustee in Bankruptcy can review historic transactions of a Bankrupt person to reclaim assets into a…

Personal Dispute: What can I do to prevent the neighbour carrying out works on the boundary line? / Can I work on the boundary line?

January 1st 2021
 

Personal Dispute: What can I do to prevent the neighbour carrying out works on the boundary line? / Can I work on the boundary line? There is a law known as the “Party Wall Act” which sets out a procedure for carrying out certain works at or near to a boundary. A surveyor can advise you if the Act is likely to apply – if so, it is important to…

Personal Injury: How do I fund my claim?

January 1st 2021
 

Personal Injury: How do I fund my claim? We will advise you on all funding options that may be available to include no win, no fee funding (Conditional Fee Agreement) and legal expenses insurance funding where available. For more FAQs see here

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