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We are pleased to announce that Jodie Care and Wendy Noble have been nominated, and shortlisted, for the Rising Star of the Year and “Support Team Member” of the year awards respectively for the Surrey Law Society.  The award ceremony will be held on 19 September and we wish both Jodie and Wendy the very…

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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…

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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…

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Brexit – Changes to the Immigration Policy

On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the UK, by a slim majority, voted to leave the EU. Almost three years on and an exact Brexit date is yet to be determined. The UK Immigration Rules introduced, however, a new application that caters for all EU nationals living in the UK. A report by the…

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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…

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Meadows Ryan Solicitors welcomes Lawrence Stolworthy to the Property Team

We are delighted to welcome Lawrence Stolworthy to the firm. Lawrence joins us as a senior solicitor in our Property Team, having spent several years at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP dealing with a variety of residential property work, including very high value transactional work and acquisitions for international investor clients. He also has considerable experience…

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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…

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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…

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Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

A recent case concerning TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006) has shown that the Regulations can be used to take action against an employer despite a gap of five months between contractors providing services. The TUPE Regulations exist as a protection for employees of a company who lose their job as…

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