Have you heard about the mythical Goldilocks Lease?

By now there cannot be many conveyancers or estate agents who have not come across a problematic lease. Problems used to arise around poor drafting on occasions, or changes in practice, usually leading to non-compliance with Lender requirements under the UK Finance (formerly CML) Lenders Handbook. However in the last year or two a new problem has arisen with leases,…


Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) member urges people to check eligibility for LPA refund

Bryony Wilmshurst of Cunningtons LLP is urging people to check their eligibility for a lasting power of attorney (LPA) fee refund, after almost two million people were overcharged by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) between 2013 and 2017. Claimants can expect to receive a refund of up to £54, with any accrued interested since the registration was made.…


Can I Change My Child's Name?

What’s in a name? Where parents have separated, both parents can often be concerned about what happens to the child’s name. Anxious dads will ask “can my ex change my child’s name without my permission?” or mums will say “I want to go back to my maiden name and I want my child to have the same surname as me…


What is a Non-Molestation Order?

A non-molestation order is a type of civil injunction which you can ask a civil court to make if you feel you need protection from an associated person because of their behaviour towards you. An associated person is described as: Someone you’ve been married to or in a civil partnership with; Someone you live with or have lived with; Someone…


Unreasonable Behaviour: what does it mean and what are the options?

Our Family Law specialists often have new clients call them to say they’ve just received divorce papers from court saying their spouse is divorcing them based on 'Unreasonable Behaviour'. This can cause clients a great deal of worry and confusion. What the Law says In England and Wales, the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down…

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Braintree - 01376 326868

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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