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Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets?

Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets? Once a relationship has broken down, while many couples remain on good terms, sometimes the situation is irretrievable and behaviour can go beyond what is acceptable or legal.  In particular, disputes over...

Do I need a letter of wishes alongside my will?

Do I need a letter of wishes alongside my will? Making a will is an important part of lifetime legal planning, but do you need to put all your wishes in your will? Where should you set out your wishes for gifts or your funeral arrangements? Is it appropriate to...

Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement

Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when...

Probate and overseas assets

Probate and overseas assets Born in Greece and educated in France and Germany before coming to the UK, at his death in April of this year Prince Philip reportedly left a multi-million-pound estate which includes assets overseas. The administration of those assets, and...

SRA diversity requirements

The SRA require that we annually consider, calculate and publish details concerning diversity at the firm. We consider that disclosure lies within the ambit of individual staff as it includes personal information such as sexuality and identity. In accordance with our...

Relying on the concept of ‘next of kin’ – when is this enough?

Next of kin is a commonly used term in everyday language, yet despite its frequent use ‘next of kin’ only provides legal rights where children are concerned and, even then, only in certain circumstances. The general rule is that the parent or guardian of a child under...

Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets?

Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets? Once a relationship has broken down, while many couples remain on good terms, sometimes the situation is irretrievable and behaviour can go beyond what is acceptable or legal.  In particular, disputes over...

Do I need a letter of wishes alongside my will?

Do I need a letter of wishes alongside my will? Making a will is an important part of lifetime legal planning, but do you need to put all your wishes in your will? Where should you set out your wishes for gifts or your funeral arrangements? Is it appropriate to...

Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets?

Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets? Once a relationship has broken down, while many couples remain on good terms, sometimes the situation is irretrievable and behaviour can go beyond what is acceptable or legal.  In particular, disputes over...

Do I need a letter of wishes alongside my will?

Do I need a letter of wishes alongside my will? Making a will is an important part of lifetime legal planning, but do you need to put all your wishes in your will? Where should you set out your wishes for gifts or your funeral arrangements? Is it appropriate to...

Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement

Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when...

Probate and overseas assets

Probate and overseas assets Born in Greece and educated in France and Germany before coming to the UK, at his death in April of this year Prince Philip reportedly left a multi-million-pound estate which includes assets overseas. The administration of those assets, and...

SRA diversity requirements

The SRA require that we annually consider, calculate and publish details concerning diversity at the firm. We consider that disclosure lies within the ambit of individual staff as it includes personal information such as sexuality and identity. In accordance with our...

Relying on the concept of ‘next of kin’ – when is this enough?

Next of kin is a commonly used term in everyday language, yet despite its frequent use ‘next of kin’ only provides legal rights where children are concerned and, even then, only in certain circumstances. The general rule is that the parent or guardian of a child under...

The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements

While many adults drink alcohol responsibly, unfortunately there is a significant percentage of the adult population in England that misuse alcohol.  Government statistics for 2020 show that over half a million adults in England were admitted to hospital, primarily...

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce? Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. One option when...

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed

Making a will or giving a gift on your deathbed Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again....

Common probate mistakes and how to avoid them

Common probate mistakes and how to avoid them If you are someone’s executor, then it can be tempting to try to administer the estate yourself with a view to saving money. If the estate is simple and you are comfortable with the legal and tax regulations, then this may...

Should you sign a prenuptial agreement?

Should you sign a prenuptial agreement? Bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement can be as daunting as popping the question, perhaps more so as it raises the issue that the marriage might not last.  But how should you react if you have been asked to sign an...

Happy New Year to all of our clients, staff and stakeholders!

I am pleased to report that despite all of the challenges, chaos and worry of 2020 HRS has prospered and we are in a strong position to help even more people in 2021. Things have not, of course, always been easy. Some of us have lost loved ones. Some of us have been...

High Court success!

At HRS Family Law Solicitors we are no strangers to the High Court.  As specialists in family law we are often in the position of representing a party in the Higher Courts.  The recent conclusion of a case before Mr Justice Keehan was a sad case with compelling...

Coronavirus risk assessment

HRS Family Law Solicitors Ltd Coronavirus risk assessment Background On the 23.03.2020 all face to face office client contact was suspended as a safety precaution to reduce the potential transmission of COVID – 19. During this time there remained a duty to clients....

Coronavirus update 4

Coronavirus update No 4 The shops have re-opened and we can all see that life is, slowly, getting back to normal. Fingers crossed that things continue to improve. At HRS we are taking further tentative steps back to normality. The Courts are re-opening for face to...

Coronavirus update 3

Coronavirus update No3 As the country licks its wounds and thinks about tentative steps back to some sense of normality, at HRS we have re-opened to the public, at least, in part.  Our front doors are open once again and we are delighted that people can walk in and...

Coronavirus update 2

Coronavirus update No2 At HRS we are designated as Key workers because of the work we do with vulnerable people. We are therefore still open and will remain so throughout the crisis. All offices are staffed. All Legal Aid can be done without you needing to come in....

COVID19 Coronavirus update

At HRS we have invested in the latest technology to ensure that we can carry on working throughout the current crisis no matter what it brings. This means; We can conduct first free interviews remotely by phone and video link We can take cases to Court without...

New Civil Partnership law comes in to force

Do you want to mark your commitment to your long-term partner but do not want to get married? Well now you can. As of next week it will be possible for heterosexual couples to undertake a Civil Partnership ceremony previously only available to gay people.  The Civil...

Sharia Law in British Courts- a move in the right direction?

Sharia Law in British Courts- a move in the right direction? It is very common for Muslims to participate in only an Islamic Marriage; that is, a Nikah, without undertaking the civil ceremony at a register office. Marriage as a Legal Concept Marriage as a legal...

We offer everyone a first free appointment

If you are separating from a long term relationship, want access to your children, need some help sorting out finance or are having trouble with social services, we can help. Book your first free appointment today for a no obligation chat with an expert family lawyer about the best path forward.  

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