Nowadays, more and more couples live together like traditionally married couples do, but without feeling the want or need to get married, for many different reasons. Although no one, whether married or not, wants to think about their relationship ending or their partner passing away, everyone should understand their legal rights and the protections that are available to them in these situations – to make informed decisions on issues that may, at some point in future affect them – such as the choice of whether or not to enter into a cohabitation agreement.
Category: Legal News
Earlier this month, on the 6th April 2022 the UK Government issued changes to the Code of Practice landlords must follow to check tenants have a ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK. In this blog, we explain what the changes are and the steps landlords need to take to ensure they remain compliant.
Our Associate Solicitor, Zoe Bancroft completed her training contact on the 6th January 2022 and was officially admitted as a solicitor on the 1st February 2022. In this blog, Zoe provides an insight into why she chose to pursue a career in law, what her route to becoming a solicitor was like and her advice to others currently thinking about or training to become a solicitor.
Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd’s Holmfirth team has had an exciting summer with two new hires, a team member promotion and new premises to support their ongoing growth. Enhancing their already comprehensive range of services, the expansion has happened just in time to celebrate their third anniversary since launching a team in the Yorkshire region.
Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd has announced two solicitors, Jonathan Cass and Gayle Roberts have joined their specialist teams in dispute resolution and property amid an increasing number of new clients at their bases in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.
When a litigation matter continues on to court proceedings, witnesses are called upon to provide evidence. This can be a daunting prospect for witnesses, especially with legal rules that must be followed on how a witness statement should be prepared. In this blog, we share some key points to consider when writing a statement, and what witnesses need to be aware of.
Understandably, the pandemic has enforced a sense of urgency to ensure we protect our loved ones should the worst happen to us. This has resulted in a surge of people of all ages amending their Wills or making a Will for the first time, to ensure their affairs are in order and their loved ones are protected. In this blog, we explain why making a valid Will is important no matter what your age and how the pandemic has changed the way we work – which may continue into the future.
The government has announced today that landlords will be required to offer open ended tenancies to tenants and will need a valid reason to recover possession of their property.
On the 9th April 2019, the UK Government announced that they are to introduce new laws which will mean that couples will in future be able to divorce without having to blame the other party which is currently the position.
Following the sad news that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has passed away leaving a portion of his fortune to his beloved pet cat, people are asking the question, can your pet inherit your estate?