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Working As A Family Law Solicitor: Jill Wiggins In Braintree

October 27th, 2015

Jill joined the Cunningtons team in April 2014 and is the family law solicitor at our Braintree office. Jill has a mixed caseload which includes divorce, finances, arrangements for children, protection from harm and care proceedings. I didn’t follow the normal path to becoming a solicitor I intended to read law at university but a […]

The consequences of lying about your assets in a divorce

October 24th, 2015

The Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in the cases of Gohil and Sharland recently reconfirm what all family law solicitors have always known: if you mislead the court about your level of wealth and the court finds out, any previous financial order can be set aside. Alison Sharland divorced her husband in 2010 and […]

Cohabitation Agreements, Declarations of Trust and Prenuptial Agreements

October 17th, 2015

Cohabitation Agreements, Declarations of Trust and Prenuptial Agreements: What are they and how do they help me? Many couples nowadays choose to live together before they get married. What happens where the house is held in one party’s sole name?  Does the other party obtain any rights to the property?  What steps can be taken […]

Introducing Family Law Legal Secretary: Debra Flack

October 14th, 2015

Debra joined the firm in 1992 as an office junior at the Chelmsford office and worked her way up to the position of legal secretary. Debra is secretary to the Family Law Partner at the Chelmsford office. I was always interested in a career that was somehow connected to law enforcement and fancied joining the […]

Selling Your Home: Estate Agents And Conveyancing Solicitors

October 7th, 2015

Now your home is ready to go on the market, what do you do next? Selecting an agent and sorting out the legal side is such a contentious area that none of the guides we found had any information to help; so we hope that this section is useful to you when you’re selling. Estate Agents: […]

The Black Dot Campaign

September 28th, 2015

A survivor of domestic abuse has set up a new initiative aimed at helping victims of domestic violence alert the people around them to the fact that they urgently need help.   People who are suffering through domestic abuse often find it virtually impossible to access help, which can lead to them feeling like they […]

LFS Conveyancing Awards 2015

September 10th, 2015

We are very proud to announce we have been shortlisted for Best Regional Conveyancer 2015 at the forthcoming LFS Conveyancing Awards to be held in Milton Keynes at the impressive MK Dons stadium on 17 September. A big thank you goes out to our dedicated staff who consistently rise to the challenge of giving great […]

5 Ways We Protect Your Family’s Money From Property Fraud

August 21st, 2015

Cyber Criminals Try Hard To Steal The Money You Make From Selling Your Home There’s a lot of media publicity at the moment about fraud in property transactions.  It tends to involve techniques like manipulation of data from conveyancing firms, cloned websites used to set up a bogus firm, and in particular fraudsters hacking emails or creating spoof email accounts to either obtain […]

What Makes Your Family Lawyer Tick? We Ask Our Own Katie Beer

August 17th, 2015

Katie has worked for Cunningtons for 9 years, having joined the firm as a trainee solicitor.  Katie is the Family Law Partner at Cunningtons so she is responsible for the overall management of the department. I am lucky to have incredibly supportive parents who were very pleased that I pursued a career in law but […]

Selling Your Home: Ready For The Market!

August 13th, 2015

Your home is now ready to go on the market … We hope you have enjoyed our round-up of the main ‘selling your home’ guides: the message is simple: Make your home clean and bright, the sort of place other people could imagine themselves living – then photograph it as well as you can. And […]