Contesting a Will: A guide to the standard reasons

According to a survey commissioned by the life insurance company Direct Line, a quarter of British adults are now willing to challenge a relative's Will in Court if they do not agree with the terms of the Will. In 2017, 8,159 caveats were entered in as contested Probate cases (this prevents Probate from being granted and the estate administered). The…


The Myth of The Quickie Divorce

What’s a “Quickie Divorce”? The media often give the general public the impression that people can obtain “quickie divorces” as opposed to “slow divorces”. In reality, there is a strict procedure that all divorces follow in England and Wales, regardless of who you are or how keen you are to get it done. How long does a divorce really take? The speed…


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…

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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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