Proposed increases in probate fees

The proposed increase in probate fees has moved another step closer to an April 2019 implementation. The new fee structure, set out in the draft Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018, will see a new banded structure for probate fees linked to the value of the estate replacing the current flat fee that applies to all estates regardless of their value.…


Engagement Rings – who gets to keep it if it all goes wrong?

Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day see more than their fair share of marriage proposals every year. Newsfeeds are full of couples changing their relationship status to 'Engaged', mobile phones are pinging with the sound of ten thousand Facebook likes and photographs of The Ring are popping up on Instagram (#NoFilter). But planning a wedding is stressful and…


Settlement Agreements and Workplace Sexual Harassment, Discrimination or Bullying

Does a Settlement Agreement protect an employer forever?  Many people will have signed a Settlement Agreement with their former employer which contained a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or 'gagging clause' to protect customer information, intellectual property or trade secrets.  However, evidence is emerging that they are also being used to silence former employees to cover discriminatory and unlawful behaviour - particularly workplace sexual…


The death of standstill agreements in Inheritance Act Claims?

“Litigation should be a last resort” - Paragraph 8, Practice Direction – Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols “This Practice Direction and the pre-action protocols do not alter the statutory time limits for starting court proceedings… If proceedings are started to comply with the statutory time limit… the parties should apply to the court for a stay…” - Paragraph 17, Practice Direction…


If You Cannot Afford A Solicitor

HELP! I can’t afford a solicitor! Many people are having to go through family law court proceedings without having the benefit of legal advice, simply due to the costs involved in instructing a solicitor. Going to court and representing yourself is a terrifying prospect for most people…is there anyone who can help? Solicitors It is always worth contacting a few…

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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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