Monthly Archives: April 2015

Settlements – Caution pays!

It has long been accepted in law that a party should avoid cashing a cheque sent by the other party unless the sum is agreed. This is because it can be interpreted as acceptance that the sum paid is in full and final settlement. Case law has existed as early as 1889 in relation to […]


Arbitration – An option for all?

Arbitration is a way to resolve disputes before going to Court. It involves both of the parties who are getting divorced. The parties enter into an agreement under which they appoint a suitably qualified person (an arbitrator) to settle their dispute and make an award. It is often used in litigious matters, but recently it […]


Guildford Means Business 2015

rhw will be exhibiting at the Guildford Means Business Expo to be held at GLive on Wednesday 3rd June. You’ll find us at Stand M35 just as you come onto the Main Level. If you have never visited the Expo or exhibited before, you are missing a trick. Have a look at the main website […]


Two years on from LASPO

What new help is there for Litigants in Person in Family cases? Since the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 on 1 April 2013, legal aid for family matters has been severely restricted to only those with exceptional circumstances or instances where domestic violence is involved. This has […]


Display or pay – Care Providers Update

Display or pay – CQC ratings need to be visible                           From 1 April 2015 Care providers must display their Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings, whether they have been ruled as Outstanding, Good, requires Improvement or Inadequate so that families and visitors can see how the CQC has rated them on their most recent […]


Post-Nuptial Agreements – New Case Studies

On 27 March, two different cases regarding Postnuptial Agreements were decided (also called post-nup or post-marital agreements), however one was found to be binding and the other was disregarded completely. Generally, post-nuptial agreements are not strictly binding on the court in the event of a later divorce, but it is likely that a post-nuptial agreement […]