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Mar 28 2013

Soaring eagles at leading city law firm

Partners Del Cudd, Jen Finch & Chris Tymanoskwi

Legal services in Swansea have received a major boost with the announcement of three significant appointments.

Leading Swansea law firm Peter Lynn and Partners have created three new partners in what can be seen as yet another dramatic expansion in the operation.

Solicitors Del Cudd, Jen Finch and Chris Tymanowski have all been promoted within PL&P which has branches across south Wales in Swansea, Mumbles, Morriston, Pontardawe and Penarth.

“We are delighted to announce these appointments,” said senior partner Peter Lynn.

“Del is a hugely experienced solicitor who will continue leading litigation in our SA1 office.

This is a great opportunity for Jen, who will continue to run and expand our Penarth office and will generally oversee residential conveyancing.

And Chris has been working hard towards this and will head up the commercial property arm across our South Wales offices.

It is another development for PL&P whose reputation has gone from strength to strength.

“We are very…

Mar 25 2013

Women’s cricket flying high in Dubai

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The Wales Women’s Under-19s cricket team have recently returned from a successful competition in Dubai, flying the flag for Welsh Cricket.

The 14-strong squad, coached by former Glamorgan all rounder John Derrick, returned from the Middle East having finished fourth in the eight-team Women’s Arch Trophy.

Wales completed memorable victories over Lancashire and Scotland and since returning from Dubai batsman Gwenan Davies has been selected for the England Women’s Development Programme U19 squad on the back of her performances.

Gwenan and the team’s displays in Dubai were boosted by the sponsorship they received from one of Swansea’s leading law firms, Peter Lynn…

Mar 21 2013

Parental Leave Extension

March 8th this year saw the implementation of the extension of an employee’s right to request unpaid parental leave which will now be extended by a further 5 weeks per child.

An employee is entitled to take parental leave from 13 weeks to 18 weeks as from today. The changes have been quietly introduced via subordinate legislation and entitle a parent or adopting parent to take up to 18 weeks of unpaid leave for each child which can be taken up to the child 5th birthday (or 18th birthday in respect of adoptions after 1999 or disabled child).

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Mar 14 2013

Interest Rate Swop Products

A recent Financial Services Authority report has found that 90% of interest rate swap products sold by banks to businesses were in breach of regulatory requirements. Is your business facing a large close out cost to get out of a swap product? Call Chris Tymanowski for further advice.

Mar 8 2013

Is Britain Still the Divorce Capital of the World?

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…

Feb 26 2013

Inheritance Claims and Charities

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

Feb 7 2013

Inheritance Tax Implications


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.


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…