Following the judgment of the Landmark case of 2000 White –v- White, there was a general perception that English Law is more generous to spouses than they are elsewhere.
However, the recent case of oil trader Michael Prest and his wife Yazmin may strip Britain of this title.
The case involved Judges powers to make orders against companies assets and it appeared that there is a conflict as to whether treating companies as separate legal entities would now be the norm where as previously, the Family Courts have allowed company assets to be stripped in divorce cases.
If you are concerned regarding divorce and company assets, please contact Sara Plant on 01792 450010.
The recent highly publicised case involving the Watson family highlights the growing number of claims by disappointed family members who feel charities have been left too much money. In the Watson case the family were fighting the RSPCA and a dogs home for over £125k ! If you need expert legal advice on wills claims contact Neil Jacobi on 01792 450010
WILLS/INHERITANCE – COHABITEES
New laws are currently being proposed to extend inheritance rules for unmarried partners who have lived together for a certain amount of time. If you have any issues on inheritance or if you are a disappointed beneficiary or you are worried about your position as a cohabitee, please do not hesitate to contact Del Cudd 01792 450010.
NO POWER OF ATTORNEY – DEPUTYSHIP
In the absence of a lasting power of attorney more and more deputyships will have to be applied for. Families ought to give serious consideration to whether or not they should appoint a professional deputy. If…
Former JCP Solicitors Partner and Consultant, Neil Jacobi, has switched to SA1 after joining Peter Lynn & Partners. This is a significant appointment for Peter Lynn and reflects the expanding profile of the SA1 based practice.
Neil Jacobi has a wealth of experience in civil and commercial litigation, particularly in relation to agricultural, probate and property. He is one of only four solicitors in the whole of Wales who is a member of “The Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists” or ACTAPS.
Commenting on the move he said: “I had no hesitation in moving to Peter Lynn and Partners and…
Normal rules are that if a person leaves the UK to work full time abroad, they will be treated as a non-resident for tax purposes if they are working for a whole tax year. However, there have been pitfalls highlighted where workers leave towards the end of a tax year. For full employment advice for foreign workers, please contact Stuart Atherton on 01792 450010.
In a recent Court of Appeal decision, Pension Fund Trustees were able to successfully recover monies paid to a wife following a financial order due to the fraud of the husband. For all high value property or pension advice in divorces, please contact Sara Plant on 01792 450010.
Earlier this year one of Swansea’s leading law firms, Peter Lynn and Partners announced a business expansion programme resulting in 12 new jobs in their Swansea offices. Since then a further 3 jobs have been announced with more planned for 2013.
Since the business relocated their head office to Langdon House in SA1 the demand for their legal services has soared across Swansea & Gower, bucking the trend in the current economic climate.
Peter Lynn, the senior partner at Peter Lynn and Partners said: “My Partners and I are delighted with our latest growth figures and we simply have to recruit…