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Twenty-eight divorce petitions dismissed

In the recent case of Yorston & Ors, Re (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973: Improper Petitions), the Family Court dismissed 28 divorce petitions, all of which alleged unreasonable behaviour. The petitions had all been drafted by the same company on behalf of the petitioner and contained identical particulars and behaviour allegations. The Family Court found that [...]

2021-11-03T14:47:53+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Matrimonial|0 Comments

COVID-19: new rules for presenting winding up petitions

There was some welcome news for creditors as the restrictions that had been put in place on statutory demands have been lifted and the temporary rules preventing winding-up petitions from being presented have been replaced. These restrictions were originally put in place by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) on 27th April [...]

2021-10-14T07:33:06+00:00October 13th, 2021|Commercial, Litigation|0 Comments

Excellence recognised in The Legal 500 rankings

We are delighted to be recognised in the latest Legal 500 UK rankings. Based on feedback from clients and intermediaries, along with submissions made by law firms themselves, The Legal 500 highlights individual solicitors and teams that are providing ‘the most cutting edge and innovative advice’. We are listed under Agriculture and Estates, Real Estate [...]

2021-10-29T13:07:58+00:00September 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior partner retires from the partnership

It is the end of an era as our senior partner, David Gillibrand, has retired from full-time work. David left the partnership on May 31 but is to continue as a consultant, for one day a week. For the first time there isn’t an Oglethorpe, a Sturton or a Gillibrand in the partnership – but [...]

2021-09-30T07:50:21+00:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Westmorland Show enjoys a successful return

The Westmorland Show came back to the farming calendar in 2021 with great success, taking place over two days for the first time in the show’s history. As long-standing supporter of both the Westmorland County Show and the wider farming community, we were delighted to be there to support its return. Our solicitors were in [...]

2021-10-08T14:31:12+00:00September 13th, 2021|Agricultural|0 Comments

Garstang Show

We were delighted to once again be able to support the Garstang Show, which made a triumph return to the calendar following last year’s cancellation. It was our first opportunity for over a year to get out in the field and talk to the community, with our specialist Agricultural Team being available throughout the day to assist visitors [...]

2021-08-25T12:45:56+00:00August 25th, 2021|Agricultural|0 Comments

Oglethorpe, Sturton & Gillibrand secure renewal of Conveyancing Quality Scheme status

Our continued excellence in the residential conveyancing process has been recognised by the Law Society in the extension of our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) status. A nationally recognised scheme, the CQS sets out best practice in the buying and selling of residential property and demonstrates to clients, lenders and the wider residential conveyancing community that [...]

2021-08-23T09:47:53+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Conveyancing|0 Comments

Increase in Probate Fees in 2022

The Ministry of Justice are proposing to increase the Probate Fee from £155.00 for probate professionals and £215.00 for personal applicants to a flat fee of £273.00 for all applicants, regardless of the size of the estate. A Grant of Probate is a document issued by the Probate Registry which gives Executors the legal authority [...]

2021-07-23T09:13:35+00:00July 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is an Article 4 Direction?

Anyone who has purchased a property in or around Lancaster within the last few months should already be aware that an Article 4 Direction is coming into force on 10th November 2021 in parts of Lancaster, but what is an Article 4 Direction? An Article 4 Direction is when a Local Council removes permitted development [...]

2021-07-21T08:08:05+00:00July 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you the owner of a leasehold house?

Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Persimmon Homes have agreed to allow its leaseholders the right to purchase their property’s freehold at a discount. Persimmon Homes currently have a right to buy scheme where the owners of leasehold houses can acquire the freehold, but this new agreement means that the purchase [...]

2021-07-14T12:14:38+00:00July 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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