27 06, 2017

Dealing with neighbour disputes

2017-06-27T20:30:30+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

We live in increasingly close proximity to one another and, inevitably, that can lead to tensions rising over the behavior of our neighbours. There are many different levels of disputes, from a neighbour playing music at full volume throughout the night, to those who move [...]

30 05, 2017

The benefits of a clean break settlement

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

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. [...]

21 05, 2017

What does the employer duty of care entail?

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

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 [...]

16 05, 2017

Mewies Solicitors appoints new Director

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

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 [...]

8 05, 2017

Dying Matters Awareness Week

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

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 [...]

24 04, 2017

Commercial leases – main considerations

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

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 [...]

24 04, 2017

The real facts about divorce

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

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? [...]

24 04, 2017

Why do companies need a shareholders agreement?

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

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 [...]