Joint Ownership, Severance & Right to Occupy

Terraced house, JNP legal

Joint Ownership, Severance & Right to Occupy   In England and Wales, there are two ways in which a person can own land and property, legally and beneficially.   Legal ownership refers to the registered owner, so their name is either on the property register at HM Land Registry or on the Title Deeds, if…

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LPAs – who will make decisions when you can’t?

Why would you recommend that people don’t delay when it comes to making LPAs? Physical and mental impairment can occur at any time, at any age (it is not just the elderly, younger people may become incapacitated through injury or illness) and it is crucial to plan ahead to protect your interests and ease the…

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Wills – Why Lifetime Planning is so important

Why would you recommend that people don’t delay when it comes to making their Wills? If you do not have a Will, the intestacy rules determine who inherits your estate. This may result in your estate passing to people that you did not intend to provide for. It is a common misconception that a co-habiting…

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Changes to Legal Aid – Care

Family Law, JNP Legal

Changes to Legal Aid for Care Matters Changes to Legal Aid came into force on the 1st May 2023 which mean that more people can now get legal aid for family matters that are in Court. At JNP Legal we have a highly experienced team who have experience on the full range of potential orders,…

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JNP Sponsorship of Girls Football Team

At JNP Solicitors we are delighted to join activ in supporting the girls team with sponsorship. Rebecca Rees a Director at JNP Solicitors and a Mum at the school said, “We are delighted to join activ Marketing in sponsoring Llansannor and Llanharry Primary School Girls’ Football team. At JNP Legal we are very proud of…

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Trust Registration – Trustees must take urgent action

Trust Registration – Trustees must take urgent action. There has been a widening of the scope of the online Trust Registration Service (TRS) as a result of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive, which the EU designed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. This is not affected by Brexit, as the Directive has been directly…

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Whose fault is it anyway?

Whose fault is it anyway? The 6 th April 2022 heralds a significant change in the law governing divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships in England and Wales; until today a spouse wishing to divorce would need to demonstrate to the court that their marriage had broken down irretrievably relying on one of five facts,…

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Negligence and Duty of Care in Sport

Guest blogger, and University of Gloucester Lecturer in Law Matt Beecham, provides us with an assessment of the likelihood of a successful claim in negligence against a sporting governing body.   It is not uncommon for injuries to occur to the participants in a sporting contest. The risk of injury, particularly in contact sports, is…

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Buying a Property with an old loft conversion – do I need to worry about Planning Permission or Building Control?

Changes are being introduced in England aimed at reforming the Planning system there which includes a relaxing of Planning provisions relating to extensions and loft conversions. Property Solicitor Rachel Church considers what you need to look out for if you are purchasing a Property with an existing loft conversion. It is important to consider both…

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