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Leap For Hope: Rowlinsons Take To The Sky!

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It’s now become a staple of the Rowlinsons calendar to undertake a physical challenge for our Charity Partner each summer and 2024 sees us raise the stakes as we take to the sky. On 27 th June three members of the Rowlinsons team Minnie Alam, Cerys...

Rowlinsons Celebrate Newly Qualified Solicitor

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Rowlinsons Solicitors is delighted to announce that Saran Davies has qualified as a Solicitor, joining the Commercial Property Team as of 5th February 2024. Within her role, Saran will focus on a wide range of commercial property matters including...

Rowlinsons Shortlisted for Two National Property Awards

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Rowlinsons Solicitors are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the British Conveyancing Awards 2024 in the categories of ‘Conveyancing Firm of The Year North’ and ‘Conveyancing Collaborators of the...

Rowlinsons Win National Family Award

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Rowlinsons Solicitors have been crowned winners of the ‘Excellence in Client Care’ award at the inaugural British Family Law Awards 2024. The British Family Law Awards have been established to recognise excellence and celebrate success across...

Family Mediation Week 2024

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Rowlinsons Solicitors are proud to support Family Mediation Week 2024 which runs from 22 nd -26 th January and is organised by the Family Mediation Council. Family Mediation Week aims to raise awareness of Family Mediation and promote its use in...

Rowlinsons Shortlisted For Two Family Awards

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Rowlinsons Solicitors are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for two awards at the inaugural British Family Law Awards 2023 in the categories Best Place to Work and Excellence In Client Care. The British Family Law Awards have been established to...

Rowlinsons Highly Commended at National Probate Awards

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Rowlinsons Solicitors have been Highly Commended in the category ‘Private Client Team of the Year - Boutique’ at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2023. The British Wills and Probate Awards highlight achievement and recognise the successes of...

Congratulations to Laura

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We would like to congratulate to Laura Goldsmith on qualifying as a Solicitor! Laura joined Rowlinsons in 2017 and completed her Legal Practice Course in 2021. Having now finished her Training Contract Laura will continue to specialise in Private...

Q&A with Emily Rogers

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Emily Rogers is currently undertaking her Solicitor Apprenticeship with us. She has just completed a seat in Commercial Property and moves into the Private Client Department next week. We asked her a few questions about her life so far at...

Rowlinsons invests in Source of Funds Technology

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We have partnered with Source of Funds experts Armalytix to make our client processes more simple and effective. Armalytix is an FCA regulated data intelligence firm that works with some of the biggest and best law firms in the UK to allow consumers to...

Rowlinsons nominated for British Probate Award

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Rowlinsons Solicitors has been shortlisted for Boutique Private Client Team of the Year at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2023. The British Wills and Probate Awards highlight achievement and recognise the successes of those in the Wills and Probate...

More Inspiration at Rowlinsons

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Congratulations to Lucy Hurley and Lisa Barr on winning our internal ‘Inspiration’ Award for this quarter. The Inspirational Service Award is given to an employee who has particularly gone above and beyond the requirements of their role....

Rowlinsons On the Ascent!

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The Rowlinsons Team successfully completed our main fundraising challenge of the year in aid of our chosen charity partner, The Osborne Trust. Setting off at 1:00am on Saturday 29th July, our intrepid adventurers scaled Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon,...

Rowlinsons Expansion Continues

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We are pleased to announce three new starters joining our Private Client Department in Frodsham.   Josie Jones is an experienced Solicitor having qualified in 2017. She studied Law at Aberystwyth University and then went on to attend the College of...

Go Eagles!

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Rowlinsons is thrilled to announce its renewed sponsorship of the Astley & Tyldesley Eagles Junior Football Team. As a firm Rowlinsons have a strong commitment to supporting the local community and recognise the importance of providing opportunities for...

Jackie Celebrates 30 Years at Rowlinsons!

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Residential Conveyancer Jackie Vernon received a long service award from the firm this week having worked at Rowlinsons for over thirty years! She joined Rowlinsons in 1993 and predominantly works with clients who are being relocated by their employer, but...

It's wedding season!

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It is becoming increasingly commonplace for couples getting married to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement. We have put together some helpful hints and tips for all those getting married to answer some of the more commonly asked questions. What is a...

Life at Rowlinsons - Q&A with Sarah Jardine

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Sarah Jardine, Associate Solicitor in the Rowlinsons residential property team tells us more about her life at the firm. Tell us about your background? Originally from Northern Ireland, I’ve worked my way round the UK and after studying in...

Snowdon For Sunrise

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The Rowlinsons Team are embarking on their first challenge of the year in aid of their newly chosen Charity Partner, The Osborne Trust. At 2am on Saturday 29 th July, 18 members of Rowlinsons will set off to climb up Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak in...

Firm Shortlisted For National Award

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Rowlinsons Solicitors has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Workplace Wellbeing’ award at the inaugural Modern Law Private Client Awards. The award recognises law firms that demonstrate a strong commitment to providing and promoting a positive...

Congratulations to Haydn

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We would like to congratulate Haydn Roberts, our HR and Practice Manager on successfully completing the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management. CIPD is the professional body for Human...

Rowlinsons Announce New Charity Partner

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We are delighted to announce that our new charity partner for 2023/2024 will be The Osborne Trust based in North Wales. The Osborne Trust is the only national charity dedicated to supporting the children of a parent going through a cancer diagnosis, cancer...

Rowlinsons Smash Fundraising Record

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Rowlinsons have raised a grand total of £8774.84 for SPACE, the firm’s nominated charity 2022-2023, beating our previous annual fund-raising efforts. SPACE is a Chester based charity which provides a fun, safe and accessible environment in which...

Congratulations To Laura

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We are very pleased to offer our congratulations to Laura Briscoe of our Residential Property Department on qualifying as a Licensed Conveyancer. To qualify Laura had to complete the Level 4 and Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice. As well as...

Rowlinsons Host Charity Quiz

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Last night Rowlinsons Charity Committee hosted yet another successful Quiz Night with all proceeds going to our Charity of The Year, SPACE.  With almost 100 in attendance from staff and business relations to friends and family, the night proved to be...

Rowlinsons Solicitors crowned Conveyancing Firm of the Year

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Leading property law firm Rowlinsons Solicitors have been crowned Conveyancing Firm of the Year North at the British Conveyancing Awards 2023. The British Conveyancing Awards highlight achievement and recognise all round excellence in the conveyancing...

NCW Kicks Off!

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As part of our programme of internal events to mark the inaugural National Conveyancing Week, the Rowlinsons property team played host to two external speakers today. The department had the pleasure of hearing from Phil Deegan, a business consultant...

National Conveyancing Week 2023

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March 20 th 2023 sees the start of the inaugural National Conveyancing Week which Rowlinsons are proud to support and is the creation of Rob Hailstone, founder of the Bold Legal Group which has 700 members specialising in residential property across England...

Are Property Searches Required For Cash Buyers?

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Lauren Power, Associate Solicitor discusses the issue. This is a question that many cash buyers often ask me at the start of a conveyancing transaction and particularly those who are familiar with the local area within which they are buying. The first point...

Top Tips for co-parenting after separation

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When two people separate, they may no longer have a romantic relationship together, but where there are children involved, they will need to continue to have some form of relationship for their sake. The term co-parenting describes the ongoing parental...

Rowlinsons Shortlisted For Two Property Awards

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Renowned property law firm Rowlinsons Solicitors has been shortlisted in two categories at the upcoming British Conveyancing Awards 2023, Conveyancing Firm of the Year (North) and Conveyancing Firm of the Year (National). The British Conveyancing Awards...

Ally Wins Inaugural Award

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Ally Stretton has won the inaugural Inspirational Service Award at Rowlinsons! This new internal award is given to an employee who has particularly gone above and beyond the requirements of their role. Nominations are made by staff members, which are then...

Life at Rowlinsons Q&A with Linda Hunter

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Life at Rowlinsons Q&A with Linda Hunter Our Head of Family Law, Linda Hunter, gives us an insight into how her career started and what the typical day of a family law Solicitor looks like… Tell us about your background? I studied Law at...

Rising Star at Rowlinsons!

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Alicia Sheath has been shortlisted in the Rising Star of the Year category at the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards. The awards which return in November for their sixth year celebrate success in the UK conveyancing market. The 2022 Conveyancing Awards will...

Lexcel-ent News For Rowlinsons

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Rowlinsons Solicitors has once again successfully retained their Lexcel Accreditation – The Law Society’s Practice Management Standard. Following a comprehensive audit, the Lexcel assessor commended the firm on having 17 areas of good practice,...

Out Of This World!

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Rowlinsons Solicitors successfully raise a further £1,072 for Chester based charity SPACE with their out of this world challenge ‘Race to Space’ The ‘Race to Space’ involved the team riding 2 spin bikes inside Morrisons in...

Firm Joins Specialist Property Association

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Rowlinsons Solicitors are delighted to announce that we have been accepted as a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP). Leasehold enfranchisement covers lease extensions, purchasing the freehold of a house or, as a group...

Mission Received: Race To Space

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The Rowlinsons team have been tasked with their next mission and this time they will embark on a race to the International Space Station (in a day!) all in aid of raising as much money as possible for their Charity of the Year SPACE, Chester. On Thursday...

Life at Rowlinsons Q&A with Gemma Kelly

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Gemma Kelly, an Associate Solicitor in our Private Client Department tells us a little about her life at Rowlinsons and what makes her tick! Tell us about your background? I studied law at Liverpool University which was a great experience resulting in...

Solicitor Celebrates Decade Long Accreditation

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Rowlinsons Head of Family Law, Linda Hunter, has once again successfully been reaccredited under Resolution’s Specialist Scheme. The scheme recognises members of Resolution who demonstrate excellence in the practice of family law and in their specific...

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 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 registered now is the time...

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....

RNLI Legacy Lifeboat

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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.