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January is busiest month for divorce reports show

January 05 2018

With Christmas and New Year over, January is traditionally the month to start new things. Whilst people often join the gym, make a list of New Year’s resolutions, or look for a new job during this time, another increasingly common activity during this period is considering getting divorced. Click here to read more

Conveyancing Association urges industry to 'think big' on home buying revamp

December 19 2017

This month the Conveyancing Association provided its response to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Call for Evidence on ‘improving the home buying and selling process’. Key elements of their response centred upon the need to “think big” as well as incorporate far more digital elements into the home-buying process. Click here to read more

Sexual offences at record high

December 18 2017

This year has seen an increasing number of high-profile women speak out about sexual abuse. The Harvey Weinstein allegations are just one example of this, with the Time Person of the Year award being jointly given to ‘The Silence Breakers’ and the #MeToo campaign, which encouraged people to speak up about their experiences. Click here to read more

What is Brexit doing to the property market?

December 15 2017

Since June 23rd last year, Brexit has never really been out of the news. This month came the announcement from Brussels that negotiations are to continue to the second stage following a deal between the UK and the European Union being reached. The constant talk of Brexit as well as the ongoing negotiations have understandably meant uncertainty across many areas including trade where the full effects of the decision to leave the EU remain to be seen. Click here to read more

One size does not fit all

December 08 2017

The latest research from London Economics and YouGov has found that standardised information about the different legal services available to clients may not actually help people with choosing a solicitor. The study, which was commissioned by the Law Society, was undertaken to understand more about the way people behave with regards to instructing legal services. Click here to read more

Pledge to help Mental Support in Schools

November 30 2017

Grahame Stowe Bateson Solicitors is pleased to hear that the government has pledged to provide more mental health support in schools. Click here to read more

Why is January a popular time for divorce?

November 25 2017

Grahame Stowe Bateson sees an annual rise in divorce figures over the January period, when an increased number of people will seek a divorce lawyer. It is interesting to examine what might cause this increase. Click here to read more

Divorce rates rise for first time in this decade

November 17 2017

According to leading reports, divorce rates have risen for the first time in around a decade, with a large proportion of middle-aged couples deciding to end their marriage. Click here to read more

Legal advice for the Christmas party

November 09 2017

Christmas time is well known as party season and is the time of year when companies are most likely to hold a celebratory event for their staff. This could be anything from a festive lunch to a meal out to a lavish evening ball. Whatever the occasion, there are some similar points to keep in mind though in terms of individual and company liabilities at such events. Click here to read more

Why do you need a property solicitor to help you move home?

October 23 2017

Moving to a new property is recognised as one of the most stressful things you are likely to encounter. With so many different boxes to tick and things to be checked it can seem like a never-ending process at times. Using our property solicitors in Leeds can help to take some of the stress out of moving home as well as ensure that all legal aspects have been covered. These are three of the main reasons why you should use a reliable law firm to help you: Click here to read more

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