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Residential or Commercial Property – How to Choose the Right Lawyer

Whether it be buying or selling a house or renewing a commercial lease, choosing a property lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make in relation to your property transaction. The end result of any transaction is likely to be as good as the quality of the work delivered by the professional […]


Jeff Bezos & Mackenzie Bezos divorce – “a loving exploration”

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the World’s wealthiest man and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist, announced on the 9th of January 2019 that they were getting divorced after a period of “loving exploration”. The announcement has raised some eyebrows amongst fellow family practitioners and I’m sure that certain Washington State attorneys are delirious […]


It’s National Divorce Day… or is it?

Brace yourselves everyone! The media is about to be full of stories about Monday 7th January being ‘National Divorce Day‘. For some reason this has grown as a story over the last few years and seems to get higher profile coverage every time it comes around. The truth of the matter is something rather more […]


Special Offer for January!

From now until the 31st January 2019 rhw are offering the following special offer!  For a limited time only, if you buy or sell a property with our Residential team and draw up your Will with our Private Client team at the same time, we will reduce our fees by 10% for both transactions! Please […]


S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel – The Conclusion!

In October this year we left landlords and tenants around the country holding their breath for the outcome of the Supreme Court decision in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62. Well the waiting is now over as the Supreme Court has now handed down its judgement in one of the […]


Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart…

Christmas is often projected in the media as being 100% fun and festive and for many it is. However, the truth for some people is often something a little less fun and is actually very stressful due to their domestic circumstances and/or finances. If you are having relationship issues already, the Christmas period can accentuate […]


December – A Window of Opportunity

Is December a bad month for getting things done? In recent years there has been a slow but definite trend, within the legal sector, from the month being regarded as a bit of a write off, to being something more interesting in terms of getting preparations in place for the great return to work in […]


Restrictive Covenants versus Development Rights…

Does the existence of a restrictive covenant in Deeds mean that I can’t develop my land? Well the short answer is ‘it depends!’ The starting point is always to properly consider the exact terms of the restrictive covenant, in addition it is also important to remember that the simple fact that a restrictive covenant exists […]


MEES – What you need to know as a Landlord or Tenant

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)  What are MEES? They are regulations which relate to energy efficiency ratings of commercial properties. The current ratings range from A-G, A being the most energy efficient and G the least. The regulations state that from 1st April this year any commercial property that has an Energy Performance Certificate […]


The post Owens v Owens Landscape. What does it mean for ‘no fault’ Divorce?

For a case that generated so much interest, both with Family Lawyers and the general public, the end result of the infamous Owens case was a rather disappointing finale.  Just to recap: Mrs Owens petitioned to dissolve her marriage on the basis of Mr Owens’ unreasonable behaviour. Mr Owens defend the allegations and, eventually, the […]