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The Bank of Mum and Dad - open or closed?

Many of us are very familiar with the concept of the Bank of Mum and Dad. Both those giving and...

What is an attorney's role?

If you have been appointed as someone’s attorney, under a Lasting Power of Attorney (also...

Pursuing an insurer of an insolvent employer

A claimant may have difficulties in pursuing an employment claim where his employer or former...

Blended families

Families are traditionally thought of as nuclear families consisting of a couple and their...

Second marriages

With an increase in blended families including second marriages, those who choose to re-marry may...

Where there's a will, there's a way!

Santa may be bringing your child their favourite toys this Christmas, but what would the law be...

Step Parents

Family dynamics can be complicated when a step parent is co-parenting a spouse’s child and...

Which will is best for you?

The simplest type of will is known as a mirror will. These are typically made by married couples...

Wills and second marriages

“That’s not what they would have wanted” is the most common phrase we hear from...

Protecting your investment

Buying a house, or helping a loved one do so, is likely to be the biggest purchase you will make...

Marriage and the protection of family wealth

Planning a wedding is a time filled with joy and excitement. However, it can also bring some...

Effects of Brexit when recruiting and retaining EU workers

The current Brexit deadline is 31 October 2019. It is difficult to second guess what will happen...

Employment tribunal claims are on the rise

The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly statistics for claims in the employment tribunal,...

Essex Law firm announces promotion of family solicitor

Birkett Long is delighted to announce the promotion of solicitor, Muntech Kaur, to Associate. ...

Common law husband or wife

There is no such thing as a common law husband or wife. Many people are left in a difficult...

We've come a long way, but inheritance tax still exists!

In 2003, Essex Pride was established, and how far the law has come even since then! It is now...

New solicitor joins the family team

  Birkett Long is delighted to welcome solicitor, Lucy Birch, to its divorce and family...

Do you need a lasting power of attorney?

Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) allow you to appoint one or more people as your attorney(s) to...

Trainee qualifies into Dispute Resolution team

A trainee solicitor at leading Essex law firm, Birkett Long, has seen his hard work and commitment...
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