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How to Choose the Right Family Lawyer

Whether you’re getting a divorce, trying to resolve a child custody dispute or seeking legal protections due to domestic violence, you want to have the right legal professional on your side. Family law issues can often be complex and emotional, but...

Congratulations to Sarah Filsell on qualifying as a Solicitor

Sarah joined Rowberry Morris in February 2018 and began her training contract a few months later.  Sarah’s route to becoming a solicitor is unusual in that it is her second career. Sarah’s background is in management accounts and when she...

Congratulations to Oliver Campbell on becoming a STEP Associate

Congratulations to our Private Client solicitor, Oliver Campbell, who has obtained a distinction in the Administration of Trusts Advance Certificate and has been upgraded to an Associate of STEP . STEP is the global professional association for...

Redundancy

Are you facing redundancy? Are you aware of your rights? It is a sad reality that many companies are considering making employees redundant and as an employee you should be aware of your rights when facing redundancy. Redundancy is one of the potentially...

Powers of Attorney

In these uncertain times of COVID 19, you may be unable to manage your own affairs as you would normally, either because you cannot go out, or receive visitors, or you are unwell. How might someone else be able to help you with financial or medical matters? ...

No Fault Divorce: an Article by Family Law Partner Peter Reynolds

In an article published in Essential Surrey magazine, our family law partner Peter Reynolds looks at the impact of new ‘no fault’ divorce laws. ...

Why Do You Need a Solicitor?

With the internet affording us all wider access to legal information and services, it can be tempting to ‘go it alone’ when dealing with life’s legal matters. But is it really as straightforward as it seems? Although there may be times when...

Moving House: How Have Things Changed?

The last few months have prompted seismic shifts in the way we live our lives. For those who suddenly found themselves unable to move forward with the purchase or sale of a property, it has been a particularly stressful and uncertain time. The good news is...

What Happens to Your Estate When You Die Without a Will?

  Research shows that over half of adults in the UK do not have a Will.  No one likes to have the difficult conversation about death and what happens to their money when they die.  Many people are put off by the cost or simply leave it on...

Coronavirus - Returning to the office

  Employers need to start planning the way in which their staff can return to their workplace whether that is part time, full time, in shifts, on a rota or any variation. In this article we look at some of the key points that employers need to...

Businesses anticipating change as we try to get back to "normal"

  There is an expectation that the UK Government will publish a lockdown exit plane. Although there is no expectation that there will be a sudden return to normal, moves towards that are expected. Relaxing of restrictions is likely to coincide with...

Annual leave and Coronavirus

  The position has lacked clarity. Even now, holiday pay during furlough remains under review, so the position could change again. The current position is: - Annual leave continues to accrue whilst employees are furloughed; Employees can take...

Victims of Domestic Violence Matter - Men & Women

It’s not for safe for us to go outdoors because of Covid 19, but for some of us the danger is staying at home.  Domestic violence takes many forms and both men and women can be victims.  The wheel, below, was created by the Domestic Abuser...

5 Things You Need in a Family Solicitor

  Personality – can you get on with them? As ironic as this may sound, when you instruct a family solicitor, you are entering into a long-term relationship with them so it’s important that you click.You may be the irrational, scared,...

Dealing with Someone's Affairs When They Die

Whether you’re a nominated executor or suddenly find yourself having to deal with the estate of someone who has died without a will, navigating the probate process can seem daunting. It can also be particularly hard to take care of all the...

Where There is a Will There is a Way

Making a Will in the time of the coronavirus epidemic is certainly more challenging given the social distancing measures in place.  However, the Private Client Team at Rowberry Morris would like to reassure you that we have taken all the necessary steps...

Covid-19: A Guide to Our Current Remote Working Processes

“This is not going to business as usual, it’s going to be business as unusual.”  Sebastian Coe Due to Covid 19, we have had to make some changes to the way we work, your well-being and that of our staff is a priority. ...

A Guide to Child Maintenance

Relationship breakdowns are never easy, especially where children are involved. When couples split up, making child maintenance arrangements is one of the most important (but sometimes most contentious) issues to address. Both resident and non-resident...

HMRC Publishes Details of Furloughed Employees' Scheme

On 20 March 2020, the Government announced measures to protect employers and employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Employers will be able to claim back 80% of the wages (up to £2,500 per month) of employees who have been...

Wills are More Important Now Than Ever

We are living in unprecedented times with the Coronavirus outbreak and this is obviously a concern for all of us.  With hundreds of thousands of cases worldwide and tens of thousands of deaths as a result, the gravity of the situation really hits...
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