Could Reverter Acts result in loss of property?

A number of Acts were passed in Victorian times to encourage landowners to make available parcels of land for the use by or as schools, libraries, museums, places of worship, scientific institutions and literary institutions, amongst others. Acts such as the School Sites Acts 1841 to 1852, the Places of Worship of Sites Act 1843 [...]

2022-06-22T14:22:50+00:00June 21st, 2022|Agricultural|0 Comments

Warning to Landlords – Consultation to enhance legal support for tenants facing eviction or repossession

Tenants at risk of losing their home are set to benefit from enhanced legal support following a consultation launched by the government. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for Landlords to ensure they follow the correct procedure. That procedure starts before the tenant even moves in and so it is very important to get this [...]

2022-06-22T15:46:30+00:00March 29th, 2022|Commercial, Litigation|0 Comments

Private Client team stands out from the crowd

Our Private Client team has one clear ethos; their clients. They have a long history of expertly guiding clients through intricate legal issues. The team is led by two of the firm’s partners, Clare Love and Mark Hutchinson-Lyons, who have been noted as providing a “strong partner lead” and inspiring a “tremendous” work ethic in [...]

2022-06-23T10:18:36+00:00November 26th, 2021|Private Client|0 Comments

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 [...]

2022-06-23T09:44:22+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Matrimonial|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 [...]

2022-06-23T09:40:38+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

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 [...]

2022-06-23T10:00:54+00:00August 25th, 2021|Agricultural|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 [...]

2022-06-23T10:08:37+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 [...]

2022-06-23T09:51:26+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 [...]

2022-06-23T10:20:33+00:00July 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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