Civil Partnerships for All!

Civil Partnerships: Is it about time? The Government has announced plans for all couples - both homosexual and heterosexual - in England and Wales to have the option to enter into civil partnership as well as to get married. The Supreme Court made a ruling earlier this year which recognised that the bar on opposite-sex couples being able to enter…


Changes in the Law for Landlords

Ignorance is no defence: landlords should be aware of changes in the law The Deregulation Act 2015 made changes to the law for all assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1st October 2015. Until now, those changes were not retrospective. However, come the 1st October 2018, landlords need to be aware that the law will also apply to all…


Why Would I Insure A Property I Don’t Own Yet?

When you are buying your new home, your solicitor should usually advise you to obtain buildings insurance for the property on Exchange of Contracts.  That means that you get a quote, and pay the premium for the insurance as soon as your conveyancing solicitor has confirmed the moment you’ve been waiting for:Exchange of Contracts has taken place. I've got no keys,…


Owens v Owens: Wife forced to stay in an unhappy marriage

Last Wednesday’s ruling in Owens v Owens has seen 5 Supreme Court judges reluctantly find that the wife cannot divorce her husband based on his behaviour. The Case for Divorce Hugh and Tini Owens have been married since 1978 - although they have lived apart since 2015. Mrs Owens’ petition claimed that Mr Owens’ behaviour was such that Mrs Owens…


Is a Homemade Will a Good Idea?

One question we are often asked is, ‘can I just do my Will myself’?  Potential clients wish to know if they have to use a Solicitor to make their Will when perhaps they have the alternative option of a homemade Will kit to purchase at a lesser price.  The answer is yes, you are able to make a Will in…

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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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