Blogs

Leasehold Enfranchisement | 12th November 2019

Lease Extensions – A Taxing Issue

You are a flat owner.  After a lot of hard work you have managed to persuade your fellow flat owners to purchase the freehold of...

Sarah Osborne

Partner, Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement
Family | 1st November 2019

“A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”, but...

We are a nation of pet lovers, but what happens to them if their human owners separate? Relationship breakdown is usually a stressful time for...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Leasehold Enfranchisement | 7th October 2019

Is Right to Manage the Right Way?

The Right to Manage (RTM) has been available for flat owners since it became law in 2002. It allows flat owners the right for the...

Sarah Osborne

Partner, Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement
Leasehold Enfranchisement | 6th September 2019

Is Commonhold for the common good?

Commonhold is receiving a lot of attention due to the recent Law Commission paper on resurrecting this process. This is part of a long (and...

Sarah Osborne

Partner, Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement
Employment | 17th July 2019

Are staff photographs a breach of the GDPR?

Many employers take photographs of their employees to use on the business’ website and to support other business-wide marketing campaigns. But do photos constitute personal...

Jane Crosby

Partner, Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution, Mediation | 1st July 2019

Mediation, litigation, arbitration. What’s the difference?

When it comes to dispute resolution, there are now a number of processes that parties in disputes can choose from in order to try to...

Paul Grimwood

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

With the huge rise in social media sites, and the storing of personal effects such as photographs, music, and blogs digitally, it is important to...

Sue Macleod

Associate, Trusts & Estates
Family | 7th June 2019

Empty Nest, Empty Marriage

As an individual whose next ‘big birthday’ is 60, I have become more aware of how ordinary life events can suddenly feel extra-ordinarily scary and...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Residential Property | 6th June 2019

The elderly facing hidden fees on retirement properties

As the age demographic of our society has changed over the last 2 or 3 decades there has been a similar change in approach to...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property