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Was Gary Lineker right to criticise all divorce lawyers?

May 13th, 2016

According to a recent article in a well known national newspaper footballing star and TV personality Gary Lineker has, allegedly made unfavourable comments in the media regarding divorce and divorce lawyers.  According to the report, Gary told the Radio Times that it was ‘very difficult to get divorced’ and ‘lawyers try to manipulate it and […]

How Cunningtons Solicitors Saved Clients £505,352 in Stamp Duty

May 8th, 2016

Government announces changes to stamp duty rates on buy to let and second homes On the 25th November 2015 the government announced a change to the current Stamp Duty rules for buy to let and second home properties. For properties worth over £40,000.00, each Stamp Duty Land Tax rate band would increase by 3%, driving […]

How To Choose a Conveyancing Solicitor

April 7th, 2016

A recent report on home moving trends in 2015* has been published giving the feedback of 5,400 property purchasers, who have kindly given their insights into their home move to tell you the do’s and dont’s of choosing your conveyancing solicitor. We have compiled the key facts for you below. How do you start selecting a […]

Cunningtons Launch Fast Track Buy To Let Conveyancing Service

January 11th, 2016

There are changes due in April 2016 with regards to stamp duty payable on buy to let/second properties in the UK. The stamp duty payable on these transactions is set to increase significantly £0 to £40,000 0% £40,001 to £125,000 3% – currently 0% £125,001 to £250,000 5% – currently 2% £250,001 to 925,000 8% […]

5 Common Questions You Ask Your Property Solicitor, and 5 Questions You Should Ask!

January 4th, 2016

We take a look at the five most common questions we get asked by customers and potential customers, and try and answer these for you. We also look at five questions that perhaps customers should ask but often don’t! Moving house can be a very stressful time, and there is a lot to remember during […]

Christmas Jumper Day

December 18th, 2015

It’s Christmas Jumper Day and the merry staff of Cunningtons have been doing their bit to bring festive cheer to all, with a wonderful array of jumpers! Here are a few of the best, enjoy!

Our Guide To Selling Your Home – Effectively!

December 2nd, 2015

Can these ‘Experts’ really help you sell your home for more? Download our pdf guide to getting the most out of selling your home You may have read our series on selling your home – we took the most popular guides out there and put them through their paces with the help of one of our clients. […]

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 […]