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1.12.2021Valuing a private company or family business in a divorce settlement

Running your own business can be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but it also brings stresses and strains which sometimes contribute to relationship breakdown. It certainly adds complexity when trying to agree a financial settlement after divorce. ‘The key challenge is to achieve a fair sett...

20.10.2021The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements

While many adults drink alcohol responsibly, unfortunately there is a significant percentage of the adult population in England that misuse alcohol. Government statistics for 2020 show that over half a million adults in England were admitted to hospital, primarily due to excessive alcohol consumptio...

What is litigation

2.10.2021What Exactly Is Litigation?

What exactly is Litigation? Litigation is one of those legal phrases that most people are aware of but non-legal people would probably struggle to explain. This is because that it can be a complex process depending on the nature of the case. Put simply, litigation is the process of taking a dispute ...

financial settlement in a divorce

21.09.2021Does bad behaviour affect the financial settlement in a divorce?

Within a marriage or civil partnership, the concept of bad behaviour can cover a multitude of activities, from leaving the top off the toothpaste to serious or criminal activities. One option when applying for a divorce is to claim that your relationship has broken down irretrievably. One way of ...

Lasting Powers of Attorney

2.09.2021Half Price LPAs in September

Most people know the purpose of a Will and why it’s so important, but many people are unaware of the importance of also getting Lasting Powers of Attorney put in place. A Lasting Power of Attorney means you can set out in advance who YOU choose to make financial, business or health and welfare ...

no fault divorce

19.08.2021The new ‘no-fault’ divorce – should you wait to get the ball rolling…?

You may have heard that the government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, due to come into force in April 2022, will reform the divorce process to remove the concept of fault. The new legislation means that if both parties agree to a divorce, there won’t be a requirement for one par...

Warwick Solicitor

11.08.2021Warwick Solicitors, High Sheriffs & History

Warwick Solicitors, High Sheriffs & history, the town of Warwick is world-famous for so many reasons.  Its rich history shows the impact that it has had on so many elements of local and national events throughout the years.  One of the first things that springs to mind is, of course, Warwick C...

27.07.2021Planning to win the lottery? Time for a Will….

I probably won't win the lottery......but what if I did? Countless hours spent dreaming about how I would spend my newfound fortune, how many bedrooms my luxury yacht would have and which supercar I would buy. Hours, maybe even days, considering what is almost definitely never going to happen, an...

26.07.2021Can we finalise our divorce before the house is sold?

For the majority of people, their most significant asset is the family home. So, it is not surprising that when it comes to dealing with the financial consequences surrounding divorce, questions about what will happen to the matrimonial home are usually top of the list. In most cases the home wil...

Wadsworths local charity

24.05.2021Where there’s a Will, there’s a way!

Wadsworths' Warwick Office has donated £500 to a local charity which supports children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses. Wadsworths presented Molly Olly’s Wishes with the donation representing a percentage of every Will they administered throughout the month of November last year. ...

separation agreement

16.06.2021Do we need to formalise our separation?

If you are coming out of a relationship - whether you were cohabiting, married or in a civil partnership - you may be asking if you need to formalise that separation. A separation agreement is a formal contract which can be agreed between you and your former partner to determine the division of your...

Pension sharing in a divorce settlement

13.05.2021Pension sharing in a divorce settlement

When couples separate and divorce, part of that process will involve dividing the assets from the marriage and creating two households out of one. ‘Dividing up cash, savings and the family home are relatively straightforward,’ says Rachel McLarney, family solicitor at Wadsworths Solicitors’...

Solicitor Training Contract

29.04.2021Congratulations to Sarah-Jayne as she’s offered a Training Contract

Congratulations to Sarah-Jayne Bucknall who has recently been promoted to the role of Trainee Solicitor, commencing her training contract in our Dispute Resolution team. Sarah-Jayne graduated with a law degree from the University of Law in 2019, completing her LPC LLM in 2020. After joining us la...

Wadsworths Charity Donation

19.04.2021Charity Donation to Royal Star & Garter

We are so incredibly proud to have presented the veterans’ charity, Royal Star & Garter, with a cheque for £1,000 recently. We pledged to donate £20 for every new conveyancing matter, the legal side of buying or selling a property, opened during the month of March 2020. Whilst the Covid-...

Gemma Dempsey Wadsworth

15.01.2021Gemma Dempsey Announced as Director

Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted to announce that Gemma Dempsey has joined the Board of Directors, alongside John Wadsworth, Alexandra Tait and Michael Wadsworth. Gemma joined our family-run firm in 2004 as a conveyancing secretary. Over the years she worked her way up, first becoming a Convey...

Qualifies as a Solicitor

7.01.2021Congratulations to Harriet as she Qualifies as a Solicitor

We are delighted to announce that Harriet Muffett has taken up the role of Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department, having successfully completed her training contract with the firm and being officially admitted to the Roll of Solicitors on 6 January 2021! We are delighted that Harriet has...

6.01.2021Covid-19 Update January 2021

As the country’s third lockdown commences, we wanted to update you with the actions we are taking to protect our staff and clients, whilst maintaining the consistent and reliable high-quality legal services we are known for. Unless and until government advice changes, our offices in Shirley, He...

Tamworth Solicitors

6.10.2020Wadsworths Solicitors Opening Office in Tamworth

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Family-run law firm Wadsworths Solicitors has announced the opening of a new office in Tamworth to satisfy high demand from new and repeat clients. The new office on Church Street opened for business on 5 October and offers a range of family and business law services. I...

Residential Conveyancing Henley

6.10.2020Welcoming Mairam to our Residential Conveyancing Team!

We're really happy to welcome Mariam Nosheen to our Residential Conveyancing Department, who will be primarily based at our Henley-in-Arden Office!! So, a little bit about Mariam.... She graduated in September 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Honours and went on to pursue her Postgr...

Private Client Solicitor

16.09.2020Welcoming Richard as our Head of Private Client

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Richard Dundee who is joining Wadsworths as our new Head of Private Client across all four offices. Predominantly based at our Warwick Office, he'll also be seeing clients at our Henley-in-Arden Office on request. Richard completed his legal studies i...