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HOW TO KEEP A DIVORCE AMICABLE

Although this will undoubtedly be one of the most stressful times of your life, there are ways to ensure the divorce process is as quick and cordial as possible. Here we consider the best ways to keep a divorce ‘amicable’ – and get the best outcome for you and your family. What is an ‘amicable... Read More

Property fraud – are you protected?

Millions of pounds are lost each year to Property fraud in the UK, which unfortunately is a serious ongoing issue with fraudsters continuing to target property owners regardless of whether owners are individuals or companies, and leaving you to deal with the consequences. The most common types of frauds are typically where criminals steal a... Read More

More to administering an estate than obtaining the Grant of Probate

Brenda Smyth of AMD Solicitors considers the tax implications when dealing with the administration of an estate. When applying for a Grant of Probate, the Personal Representatives of an estate must complete and submit an Inheritance Tax form giving details of all assets and liabilities of an estate. This may need to include details of... Read More

Looking After Beneficiaries with a Disability

Recently I was consulted by parents who had a son on the Autistic Spectrum.  They did not have a large estate but were aware that should they leave a proportion to him absolutely he would not be able to cope and he would be vulnerable to people taking financial advantage of him. There was also... Read More

Family Court Or Mediation: Your Options Explained

When a relationship breaks down, it can be a difficult time for the whole family. The parties involved may not know where to turn and the confusion can cause a lot of stress. Whilst it is sometimes necessary to take matters to court, the parties may be able to resolve relationship issues through less formal... Read More

When A Commercial Tenant Goes Into Administration: A Landlord’s Guide

In recent years, commercial landlords have been facing one question more frequently than in a long time — what happens when their tenant goes into administration and what rights do they have as a landlord? To answer this question, it is important to first understand what administration is and how this process affects the options... Read More

GDPR: What Happens If You Don’t Comply

This year, there have been few political or legal developments that have dominated headlines as much as Brexit. If there is one topic that has come even close, it is the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR has far-reaching consequences for data handling and collection across all businesses, and the... Read More

Report on talks to the Avon Branch of the National Autistic Society

On 20 November one of our directors Andrew Jack gave a talk to the members of the Avon branch of the National Autistic Society.  He started by talking about the options available to parents and grand parents if they have a vulnerable person within their family about how to protect them, both during lifetime and protecting... Read More

Alert to Landlords

John Todd of AMD Solicitors provides an update after the final sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 come into force. I previously wrote an article concerning Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) in the wake of the new Deregulation Act of 2015.  The full impact of that Act came into force on 1 October 2018.  To recap... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Registering A Trade mark

For most SMEs, all or part of the goodwill of the business will be held in the business name or brand logo. It stands to reason therefore that the goodwill is worth protecting.  Subject to meeting certain criteria, a business name, logo, strapline or slogan could be protected via registration as a UK trade mark.... Read More

LOOKING AFTER BENEFICIARIES WITH A DISABILITY

By Andrew Jack of AMD Solicitors Recently I was consulted by parents who had a son on the Autistic Spectrum.  They did not have a large estate but were aware that should they leave a proportion to him absolutely he would not be able to cope and he would be vulnerable to people taking financial... Read More

Does your business need a shareholders’ agreement?

Anna Sivula, Solicitor in AMD’s Commercial team, discusses the benefits of shareholders’ agreements. Shareholders’ agreements should be a key consideration for any private limited company with two or more shareholders. In the absence of a shareholders’ agreement, a company’s internal affairs will be regulated by the Companies Act 2006 and the Articles of Association. For... Read More
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