New property tax values under Spanish law – Lookout, they bite

The 1st of January 2022 marks the date in which new property tax values are applicable in Spain. They have been implemented by the Law of Preventive Measure against Fraud of July 2021 and are likely to bring lots of controversy. Here’s a quick outline of what to be aware of when it comes to... Read more »

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How much will I spend when buying a property in Spain?

It is many people’s dream to buy a property in Spain, even after Brexit. The quality of life, generally low prices and the sunshine are appealing factors. When buying a property in Spain, it is important to anticipate the general costs and expenses you will incur, as well as possible pitfalls as a result of... Read more »

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Parenting through Separation – A free guide

It’s Good Divorce Week (yes, there is such a thing as a good divorce), and this week I am supporting Resolution in their campaign to build awareness that there is a better way to separate. Separation is a traumatic and stressful time for any couple, but when children are involved emotions are heightened and the... Read more »

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Winding Up Petitions – The new provisions

As part of the Government’s loosening of the legislation introduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the temporary provisions put in place to give breathing space to companies from the threat of a winding up petition expire 30 September 2021. These provisions were within the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) and designed... Read more »

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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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