Family Law Solicitor Vacancy

Laker Legal Solicitors are a virtual nationwide law firm seeking an experienced and hard-working Family Law Solicitor (minimum 3 years PQE), ideally with a good existing client following in order to develop and expand the firm’s South East UK presence. The right candidate must be results driven and also able to demonstrate outstanding client care. …

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Financial Settlements on Divorce

As part of the divorce process, we highly recommend getting a full financial settlement agreement. We’ve put together an outline of the processes involved in reaching a full financial agreement upon divorce or separation. We hope you’ll find our infographic informative and useful! All of our solicitors have vast experience of dealing with financial settlements. …

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Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped

On the 26th July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the government acted unlawfully when it introduced fees for people taking employment claims to tribunals since July 2013. It has been reported that more than £27 million will be have to be refunded to people who were forced to pay those fees. People with genuine …

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Making a Will early in life

Making a Will is something that many people embark upon in their later years, or perhaps earlier on if the need arises; e.g. when faced with a diagnosis of a serious or terminal illness. Today’s post is about breaking down the stigma that Wills are something for the elderly or unwell and to discuss the …

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New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

As of October 2017, there will be a new Pre Action Protocol relating to Debt Recovery matters. This Protocol will seek to engage both parties in early discussions in the hopes of bringing a swift conclusion to matters without the need for going to Court. At present, prior to issuing Court proceedings, a Letter of …

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Divorce – It’s not always Straightforward

Under English and Welsh Law, there are five grounds for divorce: Unreasonable behaviour Adultery Desertion Two years separation with consent Five years separation without consent You must show within a divorce petition that due to one of these grounds, your marriage has broken down irretrievably (you can read more on the process here). The recent …

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Employment Settlement Agreements

Unfortunately, during you working life, you may find yourself in a difficult situation with your employer, whether that be in light of a redundancy, disciplinary procedures, you wanting to terminate your own employment or any other reason. In these circumstances, you are likely to be concerned about your financial security. It is likely that while …

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Financial Disclosure Upon Divorce

When dealing with financial matters upon divorce it is important, out of fairness to both parties, that full and frank financial disclosure is provided. This is usually done by Form E exchange which involves the completion of an extensive form and provision of supporting documents including bank statements, wage slips, property details and so in, …

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Divorce and the Process

Divorce can be one of the most difficult and traumatic periods in a person’s life. Emotions can run high, and people can get confused about the process that they are about to go through. Our infographic provides a simplified outline of the divorce process, from start to finish, that we hope will alleviate some of …

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Welcome to Three New Members of our Legal Team

Fiona Roche – Solicitor Fiona’s extensive experience lies in both Family Law and Commercial/Residential Property work. As well as vast experience in Family Court work Fiona is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer and was previously Chairwoman of a local Collaborative Family Law Practitioners Group. Fiona will work alongside two of our Directors in the Family Law …

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