Legal Articles August

England and Wales’ most senior family judge launches review into the Family Courts Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division, has launched a review into the Family Courts. The review comes amid an explosion in the number of cases coming before the Family Courts, with applications from social services departments having increased by…

Legal Articles July

Stepdaughters pitted against each other in inheritance dispute after couple found dead at home The stepdaughters of a couple who were found dead at their home are embroiled in a legal dispute over who is entitled to the £280,000 property. The dispute between Anna Winter and Deborah Cutler has arisen because it is not known…

Types of Residential Tenancies

It’s important to know the difference between different types of tenancies when either entering into a new tenancy agreement or ending a tenancy agreement. There are various types of tenancies, such as: • Assured Tenancies; • Assured Shorthold Tenancies; and • Common Law Tenancies. Different tenancies have different rules and regulations which apply and it’s…

Lexcel Re-Accreditation

We are pleased to confirm that Meadows Ryan Solicitors have been re-accredited against Lexcel. This is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. Lexcel sets a required standard for law firms to meet which include: Structure and strategy; Financial management; Information management; People management; Risk management; Client care; and…

AST: Evicting Residential Tenants

A landlord may be guilty of harassing or illegally evicting tenant(s) from their property if the correct, strict procedures are not followed. The exact procedure will depend on the type of tenancy agreement and its terms. The most common form of tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (“AST”).   General Procedure to Evict a Tenant under an AST…