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Feedback Friday

We have recently received great feedback from a client for Anna Wilkinson, one of our solicitors who specialises in matrimonial and family law: "Anna was extremely helpful throughout, very quick and efficient. I feel like she went above and beyond explaining everything to me and led to an excellent conclusion. Very happy with the service [...]

2020-10-23T07:08:45+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costs in Family Proceedings

In family law proceedings each party will usually be responsible for their own legal fees. However, in the recent case of OG v AG, when the Court was being asked to consider an application for costs, penalties were imposed against both parties for their litigation conduct and failure to negotiate. The husband’s litigation misconduct lead [...]

2020-09-21T17:53:01+00:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reforms to Private Law Children Cases

Following a review into ways of managing private law children cases by the Courts during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided that a more tailored approach to individual cases is needed. The new procedure will apply to all applications from the  1st September 2020. The aim is to be more flexible and reduce delays. [...]

2020-09-01T09:47:46+00:00September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rural Business

At Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand, we have a legacy of supporting rural businesses. Our combination of legal expertise, local knowledge, and a personable approach has been cultivated over more than 200 years of advising farmers across Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire and beyond. We continue to seamlessly provide this first-rate support in the face of the challenges [...]

2020-08-13T07:13:19+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stamp Duty Holiday

The Government's summer statement announced temporary changes to stamp duty land tax payable by buyer's purchasing a main residence with immediate effect from 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021. Buyers purchasing their own and main residence during this period with a value of less than £500,000 will now pay no stamp duty. An amazing [...]

2020-07-09T09:42:51+00:00July 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An End to the Blame Game?

New laws introducing ‘no fault’ divorces in England and Wales have been given the Royal Assent. Under the current law blame must be attributed to one party to have a divorce unless you have been separated for at least 2 years by alleging either adultery or unreasonable behaviour. The new law means that, to start [...]

2020-07-07T11:00:34+00:00July 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Congratulations are in order this month, with three solicitors being promoted within the firm. Mark Hutchinson-Lyons, a specialist and experienced Wills, Probate and Trust solicitor, has been promoted to Associate Solicitor. Mark has been with the firm a number of years and is also a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP). Avelina Wright is [...]

2020-10-20T07:17:10+00:00June 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courts reopening for face to face hearings

An expansion of face-to-face hearings was planned this week as 16 more court and tribunal buildings open across England and Wales as the pandemic restrictions are lifted. One hundred and fifty-nine HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) locations have remained open throughout the pandemic and a further 9 have opened in the last few weeks. [...]

2020-06-19T14:47:18+00:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feedback Friday

Here is such a lovely comment written by a client following a recent property matter which partner Sarah Miller dealt with, and as always was outstanding - "Sarah's commitment to my case and her perseverance in the face of unprecedented difficulties caused by coronavirus regulations and lockdown, were outstanding. She went "above and beyond" in [...]

2020-06-10T19:53:56+00:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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