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Wealthy husband fails to disclose the true value of his assets

In the recent case of Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts [2019] the Court set aside a final financial Order because of the husband’s material non-disclosure of valuable assets. The parties divorced in 2010 and a Consent Order was made in June 2010. The wife however discovered that the husband had failed to disclose that he was the [...]

2020-02-13T08:34:36+00:00February 13th, 2020|Matrimonial|0 Comments

Farming and Divorce

A divorce, although difficult and problematic in all walks of life, can be particularly complicated when a farming business is involved. Farming businesses, often passed through generations and owned by numerous family members can make the division of assets for matrimonial purposes more challenging than in most cases. Farms often involve complex business structures and [...]

2019-11-25T08:41:39+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning Obligations for developers

Section 106 agreements enable planning permission to be granted for developments which would otherwise not be accepted. By providing conditions to be met, they mitigate the impact of the development on the local community and infrastructure. The agreement is by way of a deed between the land owner and the Local Authority which has to [...]

2019-11-22T08:50:55+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking for work experience?

Current Opportunities We are currently recruiting for a work experience opportunity over the university Christmas vacation period. You would be employed in a junior archivist role, assisting with comprehensive personal data management and the storage of confidential client information. If you have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, are hard-working and wish to gain [...]

2019-11-20T10:52:30+00:00November 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our latest job vacancy

Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand are currently recruiting for a legal secretary. A legal secretary is required to provide secretarial support to a solicitor at our Lancaster office within our busy property department. The role includes audio typing, dealing with client enquiries and assisting the solicitor with the administration work of client matters. Candidates must have [...]

2019-11-06T12:01:40+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to be aware of when buying a new build property

A recent article from The Times newspaper has highlighted some issues of concern surrounding new build properties. Unfortunately, the standard of new build houses on developments these days can fall short of the required standard and we frequently see articles in the news about the poor workmanship of new houses. The article from The Times [...]

2019-03-28T08:49:24+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Incapable of doing business?

If you are a sole practitioner in a business, or are a partner or director in a company you might want to think about what would happen to your business should the worst happen to you. Many professional standards require you to have provision in place to cover death, incapacity or extended absences – particularly [...]

2019-03-07T12:36:53+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on Planning

There are many proposed changes ahead in terms of planning law in England, and possibly more with Brexit on the horizon, particularly for environmental issues. Although national increases in planning fees have already been implemented, local authorities are now aware of extra costs they can charge for pre-application discussions, as well as their legal fees [...]

2019-02-26T14:17:36+00:00February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St John’s Hospice Wills Week 4th – 8th February 2019

Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand's private client department are supporting St John’s Hospice with fund raising throughout the week of the 4th to 8th February by providing their time and will writing services free of charge to those making a Will under this fundraising scheme. Whilst there is no obligation, it is hoped to raise funds [...]

2019-02-05T13:10:48+00:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome Avelina

A New Year comes with a new look: Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand’s renowned and well-respected agricultural department has a new arrival! Avelina Wright, a specialist in this area of law in her own right, complements the existing agricultural property team, joining John Myers and Lara McIntosh. Avelina’s move was a very welcome one, creating one [...]

2019-01-18T14:45:29+00:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments