Guide to Buying a Property

The Government has recently published a comprehensive guide to buying your home, and it contains lots of useful information whether you’re a first-time buyer, downsizing post-retirement, or somewhere in between. You can download the guide by clicking here. There are sections which deal with, for example,  applying for a mortgage, buying a new build property, leasehold properties, surveys, fraud and…


The Age-Old Myth of the Common Law Husband or Wife

  One of the most common myths in Family Law is that of the 'common-law husband or wife'... The term common law is frequently used in the press and television to describe a situation where a couple has been together for a long time and, although they aren’t married, they may as well be. But does it have any legal meaning?…


What is a Prenup?

Prenups are just for the very rich aren't they? Cunningtons' Family Law department clear up some of the confusion.  What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement (sometimes called a 'Prenup' or a pre-marital agreement) is a formal signed agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. Its intention is to set out very clearly what the parties…


Lying About Your Assets in a Divorce

You think you can get away with lying about your assets in court? Think again! The Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in the cases of Gohil and Sharland 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…


No Fault Divorce - An end to the Blame Game?

Legislation is set to be introduced in England and Wales to allow couples to apply for a 'no fault divorce'. In a bid to end the 'blame game' in matrimonial breakdowns, legislation will introduce a new minimum time frame of six months from the initial petition stage to the final Decree Absolute divorce stage, to allow couples to reflect upon their…

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Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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