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Commercial Property

08 JANUARY 2024

Understanding Forfeiture of a Commercial Lease

The forfeiture of a commercial lease is a powerful tool available to landlords in the event of a tenant's breach. It allows the landlord to terminate the lease and reclaim possession of the property. Understanding how this process works is essential for both landlords and tenants.

Private Client

11 DECEMBER 2023

Powers of Attorney Act 2023

The Powers of Attorney Act 2023, receiving Royal Assent on 18th September, marks a significant shift in the legal framework surrounding Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Its primary objectives include enhancing safeguards against fraud and abuse, and streamlining the LPA process through digitisation.

General

07 DECEMBER 2023

Freers Askew Bunting Reinforces Community Ties with Hartlepool Cricket Club

Showcasing their commitment to their local community, Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors is delighted to announce the continuation of its sponsorship of the Hartlepool Cricket Club’s Junior Section.

Family Law

18 AUGUST 2023

Joint Applications for Divorce

The new divorce laws have been in place now for over a year, their arrival being greeted with no little media attention, all of which focussed solely upon the arrival of ‘no fault’ divorces; and whilst it is right to say that the change in the allow allowed couples to divorce without seeking to lay blame at the door of their spouse, that is not the only change that has been made.

Family Law

15 AUGUST 2023

Parental Responsibility

Following the breakdown of a relationship or a marriage one of the biggest areas of disagreement can involve the future of any children of the relationship. When looking at this area one of the key points is who has parental responsibility.

Private Client

11 AUGUST 2023

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney and why should I have one?

A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime, should you be unable to do so for yourself.

Private Client

09 AUGUST 2023

Reasons to make a Will

A Will is a legal document that sets out instructions for who will inherit your estate and what should happen after you die.

Private Client

01 AUGUST 2023

Digital Assets – What happens to them upon death?

As the world is becoming more digital, have you thought about what will happen to your digital assets when you pass away? You may have more digital assets than you think, so it is important to know what they are and what will happen to them.

Family Law

24 MAY 2022

No Fault Divorce

On the 6th April 2022 new legislation – the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act – came into power with the intention of removing some of the issues which can make the end of a marriage acrimonious, with the creation of ‘no fault’ divorces.