Boundary disputes Part Two: Using the Boundary Disputes Protocol

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn” Jane Austen  Boundary disputes are notorious for the substantial legal costs which they can incur and which often seem totally out of proportion to the issues in dispute. The mainstream media can never resist the opportunity... Read more »

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Introduction to Boundary Disputes – Establishing the boundary

Good fences make good neighbours – Robert Frost. This article is part of a series of three. The other two articles will deal with the early resolution of boundary disputes and methods of agreeing a boundary. Establishing the Boundary It often comes as a surprise to many people when they learn that the Land Registry... Read more »

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Covid -19 and Residential Possession Actions – Update

The Government introduced further changes to the relevant legislation on 01 June 2021  Since the first lockdown was imposed in March 2020 there have been a number of changes to the procedures relating to possession actions in respect of residential properties. The purpose was principally to alleviate the difficulties for tenants faced with possible unemployment... Read more »

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What to do about your digital assets

When we talk about “digital assets” we mean anything that is not a tangible asset it is something you own but has no physical existence. In our busy world it is easy to overlook what might happen to your digital assets when you die or lose capacity (temporarily or permanently). Your executors or family members... Read more »

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Eastbourne Family Solicitor marks Good Divorce Week 2020 with free family appointments

  Family law professional Brigitte Shakespeare of Cognitive Law in Eastbourne is showing her support for Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free telephone advice sessions to families later this month. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their... Read more »

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Helpful tips on funding your divorce

For many people, one of the biggest concerns they have when facing divorce proceedings is how to pay for their legal costs.  For some, the family finances as a whole will already be limited and any extra expenditure will exceed income; for others, they may not have control over the family finances and will therefore... Read more »

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10 things to remember when someone dies

A BASIC GUIDE TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE  英国での遺産手続きについて覚えておくべき基本事項10項 This article provides English and Japanese speakers with the first steps to take when a loved one passes away. When someone dies, a number of things should be organised – including various documents to be collected, checked and completed. This is a quick guide when dealing... Read more »

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Free family law advice during lockdown

It is an exceptionally challenging time for those people already experiencing difficulties in their relationship but help and advice are still very much available. To offer my support during this unprecendented time, I would like to help those who may be struggling in their relationship. Whether their are problems in the relationship itself or difficulty... Read more »

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Later Life Planning Under Lockdown

Given the global crisis created by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID 19), many people urgently wish to make important later life decisions. Prior to COVID 19, they would have created a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney, which includes a section on life sustaining treatment, but in view of lengthy court delays waiting for... Read more »

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Later life meetings go virtual at Barchester’s Mortain Place Residential Home

Cognitive Law’s Later Life Solicitor, Richard Bates, is using virtual technology to continue his weekly presence at Barchester’s Mortain Place Residential Home in Eastbourne, all from his office in Brighton. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Richard worked from Mortain Place every Tuesday, acting as their in-home legal adviser to residents and their families. His weekly... Read more »

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