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Conveyancing For Property Buyers

The conveyancing process can seem like a complex and confusing mystery to those who are new to it. Add to that the fact that, for most of us, a property purchase will be the most we will ever spend on one item and you have [...]

2017-08-07T11:07:54+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

The benefits of a clean break settlement

Consent Orders and Financial Orders are the two main methods for dealing with finances when a divorce happens. The principal difference between the two is that a Consent Order is usually concluded by mutual agreement and so can be a quicker and simpler process. [...]

2017-05-21T18:05:24+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

What does the employer duty of care entail?

All employers have a basic responsibility to make sure that their employees are safe while they are at work. This is known as a ‘duty of care’ and is something that the courts in the UK take very seriously if employers breach it. There [...]

2017-05-21T17:48:55+00:00 May 21st, 2017|

Mewies Solicitors appoints new Director

Skipton legal stalwart Mewies Solicitors has announced that Angela Green has joined the Board of Directors.  Angela, who qualified in 1998, joined the firm in December 2014 as Head of Family Law.   Angela has over 20 years’ experience specialising in divorce, children and the financial [...]

2017-05-16T19:43:24+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

Dying Matters Awareness Week

8th-14th May 2017 is awareness week for Dying Matters, a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement and to make plans for the end of life. This year, Dying Matters [...]

2017-05-08T10:05:59+00:00 May 8th, 2017|

Commercial leases – main considerations

For any business – but particularly startups and new enterprises – signing a commercial lease is one of the biggest commitments you will make. The lease rent will constitute one of the business’ main outgoings and if the building is inadequate, or the landlord unwilling [...]

2017-04-25T10:45:54+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

The real facts about divorce

Divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved, from the divorcing parties to children and relatives. The easiest way to make it as painless and swift as possible is to ensure you understand what’s involved in the process. What are the grounds for divorce? [...]

2017-04-27T10:25:24+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Why do companies need a shareholders agreement?

For private companies, large or small, a shareholders agreement is an absolute necessity. As soon as your shareholders grow beyond just one, there needs to be some way of governing the relationship between the shareholders and between the shareholders and the company – that’s what [...]

2017-04-25T10:42:49+00:00 April 24th, 2017|