What happens if my ex and I can’t agree the arrangements for our children?

Separation and divorce: how does it affect children? Separated parents are expected to try to resolve arrangements for their children between themselves but if that’s not possible, then an application to court for a Child Arrangements Order will be necessary. What is a 'Child Arrangements Order'? A Child Arrangements Order sets out how long children spend with each parent. It can…


The Importance of Dealing with Family Law Matters Amicably

Clients often come to us for initial advice about a divorce expecting the absolute worst. Think The First Wives Club, Kramer vs. Kramer … McCartney v Mills. It is certainly the case that, years ago, some solicitors could turn a straightforward divorce into a full-on warzone, with letters going backward and forwards at the cost of six minutes per page on…


Unmarried Homeowners: Take Care

The Office for National Statistics says that cohabiting couple families are the fastest growing family type. It will not be long before cohabiting couples become the most common type of family in the UK.  The legal implications of cohabiting home-ownership Following a recent Court of Appeal decision, when cohabiting partners or non-married or civil partnerships joint owners buy a property…


Cunningtons Family Team make the Legal 500 rankings for 2019!

Did you know that as well as being award-winning conveyancers, Cunningtons also has a thriving family law department? We are delighted to announce that our Family Law Department has been 'recommended' by the Legal 500 for 2019. What sets Cunningtons' family team apart from other firms? We treat every case as if it's our first case. Our focus is always…


Personal Liability of the Personal Representative

What is a Personal Representative? When you make your Will, you designate an Executor to ensure that your wishes are dealt with according to your wishes. The role of a Personal Representative (an Executor if appointed by a Will or Administrator if not) can be onerous and the responsibilities attached numerous. How can an Executor or Representative’s role go wrong? The case of…

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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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