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Coping with the holidays

Holiday periods such as the long summer holidays, Christmas or Easter are for many people, fun family times full of happiness and tradition.  But for some, they are the opposite of fun, particularly those experiencing family breakdown or facing their first holiday period as [...]

2018-08-15T16:18:21+00:00 August 15th, 2018|

How useful is a guardianship clause in a Will?

A Will isn’t purely a document to deal with the distribution of property after death. It’s also an opportunity to provide for relatives and dependents who remain behind. If you have children under the age of 18 then a guardianship clause in your Will could [...]

2018-07-26T10:19:12+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

House of Fraser Settlement Agreements

The announcement today that House of Fraser will close 31 stores has sent shockwaves through not only the retail industry, but through the thousands of employees affected by potential job losses, not to mention their dependent families.  Here in Skipton the House of Fraser store [...]

2018-06-07T11:04:55+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Heads of terms – legally binding or not?

The question of whether heads of terms (also called letters of intent) are legally binding is one that often comes up. However, there is no set response, as it will depend on the details of the heads of terms, as well as what the intentions [...]

2018-06-03T08:07:11+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|

Dealing with late business payments

According to the Federation of Small Businesses, one in three payments due to SMEs is paid late. Roughly £26bn in total is owed to UK small businesses and 50,000 are forced out of business each year as a result. So, late payments are not just [...]

2018-05-15T10:47:56+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

Mewies Solicitors support National Pet Month

At Mewies Solicitors we love our pets and our Family Law team have been organising some fun, animal themed activities for staff in support of National Pet Month. We are running a 'guess the number of animal sweets in the jar' competition, a 'match [...]

2018-05-04T14:14:21+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

What is a Deputyship order?

A Deputyship order is the instrument that appoints a person to be a Deputy for someone else.  You cannot legally become a Deputy for someone else without a Deputyship order. Why apply for a Deputyship order? Applying for a Deputyship order will give you the [...]

2018-04-02T13:16:21+00:00 April 27th, 2018|