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Doctor Foster – Fact or Fiction?

Doctor Foster is addictive TV viewing.  The first series focused on the discovery and effects caused by the betrayal of adultery and the second series on the aftermath of a bitter divorce.  So to test your knowledge of family law, as portrayed in the series, which of the following statements are fact or fiction? Series […]

The Divorce Fantasy

When on holiday recently I read a book by Sophie Kinsella called ‘The Wedding Night’.  Yes, I know that some of you literary snobs will disapprove of my choice of books but before you judge me read on. The book focuses on two sisters; one who is going through a bitter divorce and the other […]

The Doctor who made the Difference

    A couple of weeks ago I was struck down by what I initially thought was a bad case of flu. What it actually turned out to be was cellulitis in my left leg which eventually landed me a bed in my local Hospital. I will say at the start of this article the […]

Guest Blog for September: Ges Ray – Speaking in Public

Once in a while, rhw like to invite contacts to submit a guest Blog item. On this occasion it is the charming Ges Ray who gets to add a few words on the subject of speaking in public: So how will you leave your audience feeling?             You’re giving a presentation […]

What we learnt on our holidays… adapting the ‘Ludlow’ Model…

Having been faced by the challenges of elderly parents, limited time and a pound depreciating faster than North Korean property investments, we decided to dump plans to go abroad this summer and, instead, head up to an area of the country we were not familiar with, Shrophire and the Welsh Marches. We stayed in Ludlow […]

GDPR – The Topic of the Moment

In today’s technological climate, we as consumers may feel more unsafe than ever regarding the security of our personal information; in 2016 UK companies lost over £1 Billion to cybercriminals who had access to social security, addresses, names and other details of those whom the companies held data about. With this in mind, it is […]

August – A Ghastly Month (A personal view)

I hate August. Yes, I know it seems an irrational thing to do, to hate a month but really it is the most loathsome month of the year. If anyone is going to vent their feelings about a month it is usually February but I have no issues with February. It’s short, the days are […]

Will it take longer to collect a debt after Oct 1st?

New Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims On 1st October 2017 a new Pre-Action Protocol (“Protocol”) for debt claims will come into effect. The protocol will apply to all debts where the creditor is a business and seeks to recover a debt from an individual, including a sole trader. It will also apply where a creditor […]

Wills – What does the future hold?

The evolution of Wills A recent law commission consultation paper on wills detailed the potential for wills to become electronic. With the unfathomable developments in technology since the Wills Act 1837, it seems long overdue that this sort of proposal is being made and our outdated system is restructured to meet current digital capabilities. There […]

The blame game – is your spouse’s behaviour unreasonable enough?

There is only one ground for divorce; the irretrievable breakdown of marriage. One of the most commonly used facts to prove that a marriage is beyond repair is unreasonable behaviour, and the petitioner must provide some examples of their spouse’s bad behaviour in the divorce petition. The behaviour must be such that the petitioner cannot […]