News & Recent Developments

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are now less than a year away from the coming into force of the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will apply from 25th May 2018 .... Read More

Taking Your Child Overseas

If you are considering moving abroad with your child or even if you are simply considering a holiday, you must ensure that you have permission from anyone else with parental responsibility.... Read More

Owens v Owens

The recent judgement Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 has caused divorce lawyers to re-examine how statements of case are drafted in petitions for unreasonable behavior. ... Read More

New Probate Fees For May 2017

From May 2017 a sliding scale for Probate fees will be introduced, replacing the old fixed fee system and dramatically increasing the cost for some.... Read More

Supreme court judgement provides important guidance on a person's right to exclude children from their will

This case considered crucial subjects such as a person’s financial responsibility towards their children, their ability to exclude those children in favour of unrelated, unconnected entities, the interaction between the state and family obligations and above all a person’s right to leave their estate as they wish.... Read More

JSF Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions... Read More

Canterbury Branch Office

We are delighted to announce that we are now practising at our new branch office in Canterbury city centre.... Read More

Intestacy Rules

Intestacy rules apply when a person dies without leaving a valid Will. These rules dictate which relatives can benefit, in which circumstances and by how much so they vary depending upon the person’s personal circumstances on death... Read More

New Requirements for Companies from 6 April 2016: The Register of People with Significant Control

New rules have now come into force which require most UK incorporated companies to record details of any persons who have significant control over the company and, with effect from 30 June 2016, to make those details public... Read More

SERVICE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITIONS: EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE?

A significant concern to a number of our clients who are owed money by an individual in circumstances where there is no dispute, is the ability to effect service of a petition personally on that person where our client knows that the individual is likely to take whatever action they can to avoid accepting receipt of a petition.... Read More