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Lasting Powers of Attorney and how to use them

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something many of us need to consider as we get older. It is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to step in and make decisions on your behalf if and when you lack the [...]

2017-08-15T17:15:38+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Why Making a Will Makes a Difference

53% of adults in the UK don’t have a will according to statistics from research carried out by Willaid.org. That’s over half the UK population of adults who have no control over what happens to their estate when they die. The best case scenario if [...]

2017-08-15T17:13:32+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Supporting carers in the workplace

Recent research revealed that around one in six of us regularly has to take time off work to carry out caring responsibilities. For anyone who is working full or part time, the burden of this kind of pressure can be immense. The same research [...]

2017-09-06T10:12:01+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Protecting Yourself With A Cohabitation Agreement

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of cohabiting couple families in the UK doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million last year. While married or civil partnership families remain the most popular type of family arrangement, these [...]

2017-08-07T11:14:09+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

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|