Are You Committing Adultery? Are You Sure?

The definition of adultery is to have ‘sexual intercourse’, or to be completely clear on this, ‘penetrative sex’ with another person (not your spouse) of the opposite sex whilst you are married to your spouse. It’s surprising how many people believe that because they are separated (not divorced) from their spouse and having an affair […]


Online Divorces – Show me the money!

As a family lawyer and a keen football fan, I was particularly interested in a report in the media last year which brought into focus a very 21st Century phenomenon, along with online dating, shopping and beyond – online divorce services.  Former footballer and Match of the Day host, Gary Lineker sought a divorce after […]


Executors’ Duty to Pay Inheritance Tax

Executors’ Duties The executors of a deceased’s estate have the following duties (and this list is not exhaustive) :- arrange the funeral obtain details of all assets and debts pay any inheritance tax (IHT) due obtain a grant of probate (a document which allows the executors to deal with the assets of the deceased) gather […]


rhw welcome three new employees!

We are delighted to welcome the following members of staff to the growing rhw legal presence in Guildford and beyond.         Laura Bentley – Laura joins our very busy residential property team.  She was previously at Downs Solicitors based in Godalming where she worked in their Property Team for six years. Email: […]


A Brief Guide to Buying a Business…

Thinking of buying or selling a business? There are certain procedures which should be followed to ensure a quick and relatively painless process. The following is just a brief description of some of the terms used and what they mean. We obviously would say this but you really will benefit from instructing rhw at an […]


Getting Married? It’s not only your ‘single’ status that changes….

It has struck me that when you are planning a wedding or civil partnership ceremony no-one informs you that your legal rights are going to change as a consequence of the marriage. The time in which you are arranging your wedding or Civil Partnership, is a happy time. Many people will congratulate you on the […]


Commercial Debt Recovery – Cashflow in Volatile Times

Optimising cash flow for your business in these politically volatile times This is not another party political broadcast. Due to other commitments, we have not had the time to form the rhw party in this election cycle, but who knows what may lay ahead for 2022…? On a serious note, regardless of your political ideology, […]


Asleep on the Job – Overnight in the Care Sector

Asleep on the Job? Should those within the care sector who are expected to ‘be present’ overnight at their place of work, be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW)? rhw Solicitors look at two key cases in this specific area which is causing concern amongst care providers. There have been various key legal cases focusing […]


Directors and the perils of personal liability

Forming a company is an excellent way for business owners to avoid personal liabilities arising in the running of their business. However, the protection afforded is not absolute. A business may enter into a number of transactions which could place its directors at risk of personal liability if those transactions are not considered carefully. Conventional […]


Probate Fee Changes – Deal or No Deal?

We have previously commented on the plans from the Government to overhaul the charging bands relating to how probate fees are paid. The last couple of days have proved to be interesting times for the proposals, as the joint committee on statutory instruments has suggested the changes many not be legally enforceable. The report from […]