Minor children and 1975 Inheritance Act Claims
The starting point in any estate claim is that a person making a Will (a testator) can leave their money and assets to anyone as they please. However, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, commonly known as the Inheritance Act 1975, allows the courts to re-distribute an...Read more on Minor children and 1975 Inheritance Act Claims
28 March 2023
Pet custody in separation and divorce: understanding the legalities and preparing for disputes
Pet custody can be a contentious issue for separating couples, with one in four divorces involving a dispute over who gets to keep the family pet. In England and Wales, the law does not consider pets as family members, but instead as assets that can be distributed in the same...Read more on Pet custody in separation and divorce: understanding the legalities and preparing for disputes
27 March 2023
Spring budget 2023: where does it leave carbon capture and storage (CCS)?
The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in his spring budget that he was allocating ‘up to £20bn’ to support the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), with up to £1bn invested per year. He has also reclassed nuclear power as an ‘environmentally sustainable’ energy source, a move designed to boost...Read more on Spring budget 2023: where does it leave carbon capture and storage (CCS)?
23 March 2023
Employee ownership trusts
Have you considered selling your business to an employee ownership trust? In 2022, nearly 500 employee ownership trusts (EOTs) were set up, more than double the number established the year before. At Clarke Willmott, our corporate solicitors across the country are increasingly being asked to advise on the sale of...Read more on Employee ownership trusts
1 March 2023
What are drag-along and tag-along rights?
When selling a company, the priorities of both majority and minority stakeholders must be taken into account. Drag-along and tag-along rights exist to protect the interests of each of these parties respectively. This article explains what drag-along and tag-along rights are, and what needs to be considered when negotiating them...Read more on What are drag-along and tag-along rights?
23 February 2023
Government publishes new consultation on calculating holiday for part-year and irregular hours workers
In January, the government launched a consultation on proposals to deal with the calculation of holiday entitlement for workers who work for only part of the year (such as schoolteachers and teaching assistants who only work during term time) or work irregular hours following the decision of the Supreme Court...Read more on Government publishes new consultation on calculating holiday for part-year and irregular hours workers
21 February 2023
National Family Mediation Week
Last week was National Family Mediation Week, making now an ideal time to review the alternative dispute resolution methods which can be used to assist parties who are separating to reach agreement regarding child or financial arrangements, without the need for court litigation. Mediation It is a statutory requirement for...Read more on National Family Mediation Week
27 January 2023
What are the practical implications of collateral warranty obligations in third party agreements for employers and developers?
Issues to consider before agreeing to obligations that are not fully within your control Collateral warranties are notorious in the construction industry for being forgotten and/or difficult to conclude, but their significance should not be underestimated as neglecting to complete them can leave the beneficiary without recourse should a defect...Read more on What are the practical implications of collateral warranty obligations in third party agreements for employers and developers?
4 January 2023
Developments in enforcing judgments – Key cases of 2022
In turbulent economic times, the enforcement of a court judgment becomes a weightier consideration for anyone embarking on litigation. It is one thing to recover a favourable judgment, but it is something else to enforce it against an unscrupulous defendant. In the words of Lord Bingham: ‘an unenforceable judgment is...Read more on Developments in enforcing judgments – Key cases of 2022
19 December 2022
Married at first sight – but what if it doesn’t last?
Channel 4 and E4 are currently screening the seventh season of Married at First Sight (MAFS), in which couples meet for the first time when walking down the aisle, their future having been determined by a group of relationship experts. For many couples the show signalled the start of a...Read more on Married at first sight – but what if it doesn’t last?
3 November 2022