Mark Heptinstall Named Top Solicitor

On Sunday 10th April the Sunday Times published their first supplement listing the Top 175 Solicitors in the UK based on reviews on the independent consumer ratings website VouchedFor.co.uk. We are proud, but not at all surprised, to say that…

By Slater Heelis

“Housing needs” post divorce – how to get ahead

For most couples, the biggest worry on divorce is where they are going to live. When a court considers financial needs following a divorce, typically it looks at your housing needs and will want to hear from you with information…

Parental Leave and Pay Can Be Shared with Grandparents from 2018

Working grandparents will have the option to share parental leave with their son or daughter to look after their grandchildren as part of the parental leave allowance. The current system allows both the mother and father of the newborn child…

By Slater Heelis

Increase to Divorce Fee

The court fee to start divorce proceedings was increased on Monday 21 March from £410 to £550. This change comes quickly after the previous increase in July 2013, when the fee rose to £410 from £340. In spite of criticism…

By Slater Heelis

The myth of ‘common law marriage’

Despite the fact that many people believe in a ‘common law’ marriage, there simply is no such thing. With around 12.5 million cohabiting couple families* living in the UK, legal issues involving separation (or the death of one partner) have…

‘Here’s to you, Mrs Robertson!’

After incurring legal fees of around £500,000 each, Nicholas and Janine Robertson have heard how High Court judge Mr Justice Holman has ordered their assets (totalling around £220 million) to be divided. Mr Robertson, 48, entrepreneur and co-founder of the…