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Oct 27 2017

Why a DIY Divorce Is Not a Good Idea

Q:  I’ve heard the divorce forms are now more “user friendly”, so why should I use a solicitor instead of doing the divorce myself?

A:  Although the court forms have recently changed there are still many pitfalls and easy mistakes that can be made by those inexperienced in completing divorce petitions

Q: Such as?

A:  For example, there are five facts you can rely on to get your divorce.  No solicitor would ever advise you to use desertion, unless there were really exceptional circumstances, as it is a very technical legal definition, but the number of people using desertion as a result for the breakdown of the marriage has increased by a third.

Q: Why is that a problem?

A:  What most people don’t realise is that after preparing a divorce petition, when it comes to applying for your decree nisi – the interim stage of divorce – you must confirm the facts in…

Oct 24 2017

Top Ten Tips When Buying a Business

Top Ten Tips When Buying a Business

Making the decision to take the plunge and start your own business is an exciting time. For many, the best way to get started is to purchase an existing business from someone looking to sell who has developed their own existing foundations. Although this may give you access to an existing, thriving business, there are multiple considerations that need to be taken into account, if the process is to be smooth and successful! Here are our top ten tips …

  1. Have you taken the appropriate tax and accounting advice? Getting this wrong at…
Oct 10 2017

Leading Law Firm Expands With Bank Support

Leading law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are set to expand their presence across Wales and the South West and boost its turnover by 25 per cent after securing a seven-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

To support the business’ expansion plans, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking provided a £1.7 million finance package, which will provide the company with the working capital needed to continue to grow organically over the next five years.

The investment follows a significant period of growth for the company, which has increased its client base by 35 per cent over the past three years.

The firm…

Oct 5 2017

Cohabitation Agreements.

More and more couples are living together without getting married and many people

believe that cohabiting couples have equivalent rights to married couples once they have lived together for a period of time (the myth of ‘common law marriage’).

However, this is not the case in England and Wales.

People who live together but do not marry never acquire the same rights and responsibilities as those who do get married, no matter how long they are together and regardless of whether or not they have children.

Nevertheless, if you own your own property, or are moving into a partner’s property, there are issues…

Oct 3 2017

Is A Prenuptial Agreement In Your Wedding Checklist?

A pre-wedding checklist is essential and part of this checklist should be the consideration for a prenuptial agreement.

In today’s modern society, prenuptial agreements are no longer just for the rich and famous.   Courts are beginning to recognise the importance of a parties’ autonomy and will consider prenuptial agreements when all the correct procedures are followed and conditions are met.

Prenuptial agreements enable you and your future spouse to agree what you want for the future before you get married.  As you and your spouse are entering into an agreement of how the assets will be split should the marriage end,…

Sep 28 2017

Local Solicitor Warns Changes To Powers Of Attorney May Leave Older And Vulnerable At Risk

  • Ian Walker from Peter Lynn and Partners issues warning following FCA’s call to turn lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) fully digital
  • Proposals would remove the need for a physical ‘wet signature’
  • Solicitors say this could lead to a drastic increase in cases of financial abuse

Local solicitor Ian Walker from Peter Lynn and Partners has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the LPA registration process fully digital.

An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about their finances and property on…

Sep 27 2017

Peter Lynn & Partners Tee-Off for Ty Hafan

Regional law firm, Peter Lynn and Partners supported Ty Hafan in their aim to raise as much money as possible as they entered a team in the annual Vale Hotel Golf Day last Thursday, 21st September.

Ty Hafan, Wales’ leading paediatric palliative care charity, relies on support from members of the public and businesses to continue the comfort, care and support they offer to life-limited children, young people and their families, and events like this are vital to the on-going success of the hospice.

Natalie Whyatt, Ty Hafan’s Corporate Partnership Manager for Cardiff & Vale, commented:

“Corporate donations from this type of…