News archive: September 2021

  • Posted on September 16, 2021
    Once a relationship has broken down, while many couples remain on good terms, sometimes the situation is irretrievable and behaviour can go beyond what is acceptable or legal. In particular, disputes over who gets what in the financial settlement can prompt underhand dealings with the wealthier partner attempting to conceal assets or reduce their value. For example, they may build up debts (personal and/or business), or deliberately squander money in gambling or expensive trips that they did not participate in before. You might be worried that they are giving away valuable art or antiques.
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  • Posted on September 14, 2021
    Is it time to take a separate path for the happiness of you both?

    Separating is never easy but we can help you identify what you are entitled to in the event of a relationship breakdown.
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  • Posted on September 14, 2021
    QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright is delighted to receive two awards at the Worcestershire Law Society Awards 2021.

    The conveyancing team have won Residential Property Team of the Year and Daniel Maiden has won Trainee Solicitor of the Year Award.

    Cyril Arridge, Managing Partner, QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright says, 'We are very proud to receive these two awards. Our conveyancing team have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic helping clients to move house under the most unprecedented and challenging circumstances.

    At a time when other firms had been forced to close and furlough staff, our team stepped up and dealt with an incredibly high volume of transactions whilst maintaining excellent customer service. I am very pleased that the conveyancing team have received this award in recognition of their hard work and achievement.

    Daniel Maiden has received the Trainee Solicitor of the year award. Daniel joined the firm on a placement module during his last year at the University of Worcester and joined the firm as a paralegal when he graduated. He started his training contract in 2020 and has also worked tirelessly throughout this year and has demonstrated that he is a much valued member of the family team.'
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  • Posted on September 13, 2021
    The last 18 months have seen employers trying to keep their business on track, while guarding the health and wellbeing of staff and customers. While flexibility has been key, it has also been important to update and comply with frequently changing health and safety policies.
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  • Posted on September 9, 2021
    If you are a fan of Marmite or Hellman’s mayonnaise, you may recall a brief dispute that broke out between Tesco and Unilever in late 2016 which led to the supermarket temporarily suspending the sale of a range of popular branded products. The dispute arose following the UK’s decision to leave the EU when the value of the pound tumbled, the cost of imported goods rose, and Unilever increased UK wholesale prices to Tesco.
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  • Posted on September 8, 2021
    Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities.
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  • Posted on September 7, 2021
    Making sure a commercial property is well maintained is one of a landlord’s key priorities, and it is almost as important as getting in the rent. Under a full repairing and insuring lease the tenant is obliged to keep the property in a good state of repair – but what can you do if you see property repairs are being neglected?
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  • Posted on September 6, 2021
    The pandemic has seen record numbers of us undertaking DIY projects or getting tradesmen in to improve our homes. Our enthusiasm shows no sign of abating either, with the waiting list for builders stretching into next year.
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  • Posted on September 3, 2021
    Making a Will is an important part of lifetime legal planning, but do you need to put all your wishes in your Will? Where should you set out your wishes for gifts or your funeral arrangements? Is it appropriate to explain your decisions about your legacy? These are some of the questions which we are asked when people want to make a Will for the first time, or if they wish to make provision for something out of the ordinary.
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  • Posted on September 1, 2021
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  • Posted on September 1, 2021
    We were delighted to sponsor the Hanbury Show 2021. It was lovely to see so many people and we look forward to the show next year. Douglas Godwin, Partner and Head of Commercial services pictured here with his son William Godwin.
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