Monthly Archives: July 2018

“Please sir, I want some more!”

A growing number of claimants are disputing Wills and although most of these claims can be (and are) settled through mediation some cases, in recent years, have made it to court. The introduction of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“Inheritance Act”) has enabled judges to vary Wills in favour of a certain… Read more »

Online Divorce

“Solicitors app in development”, the President of the Family Division and the head of HMCTS (the courts and tribunals service) have recently announced.  The app is designed to allow solicitors to apply for a divorce online on behalf of their clients and testing starts in September 2018.  If testing is successful, solicitors will be able… Read more »

Mortgage shortfalls

In the 1980s and 1990s interest only mortgages were fairly standard and were often run alongside an investment policy which was intended to grow sufficiently so that the mortgage would be repaid at the end of the term. These were known as endowment mortgages. Due to the poor pay-out and the controversy around them it… Read more »