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Rowlinsons Put Mental Health First

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Katie Dutton has become the first employee at Rowlinsons Solicitors to undertake and complete the Mental Health First Aider qualification whilst with the firm. Katie joins Michelle Fisher and Haydn Roberts who recently joined the business and were already...

Wedding rules to be reformed

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The Law Commission of England and Wales has published its recommendations to reform the law governing weddings, proposing a system that gives couples more choice over where and how their wedding takes place. The main law which governs marriage and weddings...

Remember to register non-taxable trusts

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As part of the UK’s implementation of the 5th Money Laundering Directive to give greater transparency as to the beneficial ownership of trust assets, HMRC has extended the requirement for trust registration to most non-taxable UK trusts. However, with...

Rowlinsons Solicitors Celebrate Long Service

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Rowlinsons Solicitors has recently celebrated the landmark anniversaries of 22 employees who have provided a combined 185 years worth of service to the company. To honour those employees an event was held on 22nd June which provided the opportunity for the...

Rowlinsons Raise Over £3000

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Rowlinsons Solicitors successfully completed their annual charity challenge on the 18 th June and have raised over £3000 for Chester based charity SPACE. The ‘Ride, Row Run’ challenge started with a 20 mile bike ride from the firm’s...

Charity Team Smash Their Annual Challenge!

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The Rowlinsons team successfully completed their Ride Row Run Challenge and have raised over £3000 for SPACE. Below are some of the comments from our team members! Alicia Sheath I was definitely sceptical about whether or not I would...

Rowlinsons Solicitors Strengthen Management Team

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The Cheshire based firm has made two senior appointments in newly created roles as they look to grow the practice and expand their in house management expertise. Michelle Fisher has joined the Property Department as Conveyancing Manager. Michelle brings...

Life at Rowlinsons - Q&A with Nicky Jones

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We are delighted to announce that Nicky Jones from our Commercial Property Department has completed her Training Contract and is now officially a qualified Solicitor with us. We sat down with Nicky to reflect on her time as a Trainee with Rowlinsons and...

Rowlinsons Celebrate Newly Qualified Solicitor

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Rowlinsons Solicitors is delighted to announce that employee Nicky Jones has completed her legal training and as a result has qualified as a Solicitor, joining their Commercial Property team as of 16 th May 2022. Within the Commercial Property department...

Register Your Will For Free In May

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One of the benefits of using Rowlinsons to prepare your Will is that we will register, free of charge, all Wills which we prepare with Certainty , the National Will Register. For anyone who has an existing Will stored with us which is not already...

Ride, Row & Run in aid of SPACE

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The Rowlinsons Charity team are embarking on their annual challenge and for 2022 they will be riding, rowing and running a total of 33.5 miles to the city of Chester all in aid of raising as much money as possible for our Charity of the Year SPACE . On...

Rowlinsons Launch Charity of the Year 2022

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Following a successful 12 months raising money in aid of our Charity of the Year 2021, the team have now selected their Charity of the Year 2022.  The decision wasn’t easy with three excellent and worthy charities in the running, however the team...

No fault divorce is finally here

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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into force on the 6th April 2022 and will revolutionise the way in which couples can dissolve their marriage with the long overdue introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales. Under the new...

Mediation Voucher scheme extended

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The Government announced in March 2021 a time-limited voucher scheme to help encourage more families to resolve disputes regarding children via mediation. The scheme was set up as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on the family justice system....

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As solicitors specialising in the preparation of wills Rowlinsons are regularly approached by local and national charities asking us to remind our clients to leave a charitable gift in their wills. Indeed, we always ask clients when making or reviewing their...

£500 Mediation Vouchers Available

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The Government announced earlier this year a time-limited voucher scheme to help encourage more families to resolve disputes regarding children via mediation and to avoid court proceedings. The scheme was set up as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the...

Land's End to John O'Groats...and Back Again!

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During the month of May Rowlinsons staff will be clocking up the miles in the real world towards a collective virtual challenge – to get from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again! We have set the target of achieving 1,748 miles...

Congratulations to Alicia

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We'd like to congratulate Alicia Sheath on qualifying as a Conveyancing Technician!  Alicia has been studying the Council For Licensed Conveyancers course whilst working at Rowlinsons, with a view to completing the course and qualifying as...

Is There Any Point Having a Will?

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Making a Will is something that many of us might defer until we are much older, or never even get around to, especially if we feel like our dying wishes may still be challenged by any aggrieved family members. Yet whilst it is entirely possible for a...

The Deliberate Deprivation of Assets

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Paying for care home costs can be a real concern as we get older and become more incapacitated, especially where we would like our children to inherit or benefit from the sale of the family home after we are gone. So naturally, many of us look to ways in...

Extend My Lease or Purchase the Freehold?

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Introduction On the 9 January 2020 the Law Commission published the ‘Report on Options to Reduce the Price Payable’. The report focuses on leasehold enfranchisement; the process by which a Leaseholder exercises their statutory right to...

Rowlinsons Launch Conveyancing Mobile App

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Award winning solicitors Rowlinsons has become one of the first law firms to launch a bespoke mobile conveyancing app for property buyers and sellers in England and Wales. The app, which has been specifically designed for their clients, allows users to...

Rowlinsons Sponsor Castle Park Live

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Rowlinsons Solicitors are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the first Castle Park Live event in Frodsham on 20 th June. The family event will include live music tribute bands featuring Queen, Take That and Coldplay plus workshops such as circus...

Prenuptial Agreements FAQs

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What is  pre-nuptial Agreement? We take a look at some common questions about pre- and post-nuptial agreements, in our latest series of blogs from Linda Hunter, head of Family Law. Do I need a pre-nuptial agreement?/ Should I have a pre-nuptial...

What is Spousal Maintenance?

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The courts are frequently tasked with the difficult question of whether maintenance should be paid to a former spouse or civil partner following divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership and, if so, how much and for how long. Following a divorce or...

Do I Need a Financial Court Order for a Divorce?

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A financial Court Order is a type of Order that can be made when two people get divorced, or dissolve their civil partnership. It sets out the financial provisions for each party in the divorce or dissolution proceedings. Decree Absolute is the Order which...

How Much Does It Cost to Get Divorced

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The cost to get divorced, or obtain a dissolution of a civil partnership, in England and Wales can vary depending on whether you obtain legal advice or not, and whether the proceedings are defended or “uncontested”. To issue a petition of...

Rowlinsons Launch Fixed Fee Mediation Service

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In response to client demand, Rowlinsons Solicitors have launched a fixed fee service for family mediation. Mediation has grown in popularity as a way for families to resolve difficult issues in an amicable manner. Whilst often disputes relate to...

Unusual Questions About Divorce

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Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors provides answers to some of the more unusual questions she gets from client’s about divorce. Is my marriage legal in the UK if I got married abroad? If you are a British Citizen, but get...

Ending Same Sex Relationships

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Ending same sex relationships Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of your questions about the options available to same sex couples when ending their relationship. What are the grounds for divorce for a same sex...

Understanding Child Arrangement Orders

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Where parents are separating or divorcing there will often be disagreement over arrangements for their children. Below we look at how the court can intervene to ensure that any living arrangements are in the best interests of the child. What is a Child...

What Makes a Good Divorce?

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Ever since certain Hollywood celebrities decided to “consciously uncouple” back in 2014, the idea of a “good” divorce has become more mainstream. Although a divorce is often emotional, and there may be a lot of pressure and stress for...

Silver Surfers Are Divorcing More Often

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Divorce is not something that only happens to people in their 40's or 50's. Some of the most recent statistics show that divorce rates among the over 60’s is climbing. Factors affecting divorce rates can be anything, from income and financial...

What is Family Mediation?

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Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law and accredited mediator at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of the most common questions about mediation in this latest blog series. What is family mediation? Family mediation is an alternative way for separating...

Thinking About Children in Relationship Breakdowns

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It can sometimes be difficult to continue to parent your children together after a relationship breakdown. Continuing in our series of blogs, Linda Hunter, Head of Family Law at Rowlinsons Solicitors, answers some of the most common questions relating to...

Lasting Power of Attorney Refunds

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Did you register a Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017? If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial decisions or for Health and Welfare decisions between these dates (or if you registered an...

Dealing With Late Contractual Performance

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Delays and late performance under a contract can be enormously frustrating. Maybe a payment deadline has been missed or another business you’ve been working with has failed to deliver goods or services. If that’s the case then you might be keen...

Dealing With Late Business Payments

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According to the Federation of Small Businesses, one in three payments due to SMEs is paid late. Roughly £26bn in total is owed to UK small businesses and 50,000 are forced out of business each year as a result. So, late payments are not just an...

Why Do Companies Need a Shareholders Agreement?

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For companies, large or small, a Shareholders Agreement is an absolute necessity. As soon as your shareholders grow beyond just one, there needs to be some way of governing the relationship between the shareholders and between the shareholders and the...

Are You Thinking of Challenging a Will?

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If you are then you’re certainly not alone. Google terms relating to challenging Wills generate 13,000+ Google searches every month . According to the Independent newspaper the number of challenges over the past five years has gone up by a huge 700%....

Avoiding a Business Dispute

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For small and medium sized enterprises, commercial disputes can be costly. The average dispute is valued at around £18,000 and the cost to the entire small business community is £11.6 billion per year. Although situations do arise where disputes...

Protecting Yourself With a Cohabitation Agreement

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Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of cohabiting couple families in the UK doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million last year. While married or civil partnership families remain the most popular type of family...

Lasting Powers of Attorney and How to Use Them

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By Nikki Barnes, Solicitor A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something many of us need to consider as we get older. It is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to step in and make decisions on your behalf if and when you lack the...

Trio of New Solicitors Qualify at Rowlinsons

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Rowlinsons Solicitors have been celebrating recently after three of the firm’s Trainee Solicitors achieved full qualification. Nick Ball is now a qualified Solicitor working in the commercial property department. He works with a range clients...

Ensure Loved Ones Can Find Your Will

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Ensure Loved Ones Can Find Your Will After You Have Gone By Hannah Butterworth, Legal Assistant at Rowlinsons Solicitors You may have made a will, but do your loved ones know where to find it if you die?   If your original will cannot be...

Are Property Searches Worth the Money?

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By Paul Butt, Residential Property Consultant at Rowlinsons Solicitors If you are looking for someone to handle your conveyancing, you may find the quote so long and complex that you skip to the bottom line rather than worrying about the separate...

Your Joint Bank Account Could Be Frozen

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By Nikki Barnes, Wills and Probate Solicitor of Rowlinsons Solicitors and a member of The Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Many married couples are blissfully unaware that if one of them loses mental capacity, the other account holder...

Are Your Bad Payers Killing Your Business?

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By Paul McCord, Commercial Solicitor Although most of your customers are good payers, you may come across some that are difficult.  There are endless promises to pay but somehow the cash never materialises.  You can spend fruitless hours...

Deborah Birchall Joins Our Conveyancing Team

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Birchall as Operations Manager in our Residential Conveyancing department.  This is a new role for our award-winning department and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring that we...

Rowlinsons Help Raise Over £9k for Babygrow Appeal

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Our Business Development Director, Denis Stevenson recently took on a new role as Chief Auctioneer and Compere at a charity event for the Countess of Chester’s Baby Grow Appeal. The Sportsman’s Lunch held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester...

Same Sex Marriage Becomes Law

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Same sex marriage could take place as early as summer 2014

Rising Legal Star at Rowlinsons Elected as Mayor

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Trainee Solicitor Sara Wakefield elected as Mayor of Frodsham.