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    The Real Pros and Cons of DIY Divorce

    The term ‘DIY Divorce’ refers to a divorce or dissolution that takes place with little or no legal assistance. This means that the various stages of your divorce are handled by you personally, rather than by a solicitor.

    More specifically, you’ll go through the process of drafting your Divorce Petition/completing your Acknowledgement of Service Form, completing your Decree Nisi and your Decree Absolute personally.

    There are many reasons why you might be inclined to opt for a DIY divorce, but equally, there are many reasons why a DIY divorce may work out to be more costly and time consuming than …

    Online Divorce in 8 Weeks? There’s a Better Solution

    The legal services of the Co-operative are talking up the resulting outcomes of governmental efforts to help speed up the divorce process for couples, stating that it can see their clients through the entire process within 2 months.

    Official stats show that divorce can take, on average, around 54 weeks to completion. Despite this, Co-op Legal Services claims that it can now complete the process in 8 weeks on average.

    This effort consists of two ‘pilots.’ One is geared towards drastically reducing the time it takes for the relevant papers to be signed by the court. This is done through …

    Mission Accomplished?

    This week’s episode of Dragons Den on BBC 2 saw two entrepreneurs who had met at university, Henry de Zoete and Will Hodson, land what is, on paper, the best deal in the history of the show so far.

    The pair went into the Den seeking £90,000 investment for just 1% of their business. Their product is an online service that uses algorithms to automatically switch subscribers to the best available energy deals when they reach the end of their current deal, meaning their customers would always be paying the best rate available without having to raise a finger after …

    A Warning to Cohabiting Couples

    Marie Proud, Director and Head of Family Law at Tinsdills warns that “Cohabiting couples need to be aware of their legal rights following the recent court hearing. We always advise clients to have discussions upfront and consult a solicitors to ensure you have the right protections in place.”

    A recent court hearing at a Central London County Court, Judge Stephen Murch found that unemployed Law graduate, Ms Ladwa who acted as ‘housewife’ in her 16 year relationship with her ex girlfriend would be entitled to half of their £1.7m home in Essex.

    The on-going legal battle between Ms Ladwa

    How Well Do You Know Our Leek Office?

    Having such a strong rooted relationship and presence in the Leek area in one guise or another Tinsdills Solicitors has been around since 1580! But how well do you actually know our Leek office?

    Typically we are well known for Wills, Trusts & Probate and Residential Property. Individuals associated with these types of work are Peter Hamilton, Managing Director and Head of the Wills, Trusts & Probate Department with Emma Marrow working along side him as a highly experienced and well established Paralegal, who can provide all services from making a straightforward Will through to complex Estate matters.

    Likewise, looking …

    GDPR- Are You Ready?

    GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) sets out legislation to protect your personal data. Businesses will have until the 25th may 2018 to become compliant with the new regulations.

    Data Protection Legislation is relevant to all areas in which a business processes its personal data, including that of employees, customers, suppliers, contractors, agency staff and website users.

    The data relating to employees does not just mean the data on the employer’s personal record system but also relates to CCTV usage, computer log ins, website usage, phone calls made and received, emails sent and received and so much more.

    GDPR requires …

    Tinsdills Win Best Digital Marketing Campaign

    Tinsdills Solicitors have won the coveted ‘Best Digital Marketing Campaign’ Award at the East Cheshire Chamber Business Awards which were held on Friday 23rd March 2018 at Cranage Hall.

    The Best Digital Marketing Campaign Award is highly sort after with a score of sector experts in the running to win. The Award winners are decided by a panel of judges, drawn from a diverse number of organisations across the region. The judges were impressed with Tinsdills’ innovation and forward thinking strategy in an uncertain Personal Injury market.

    Tim Cogan, Managing Director and Head of our Personal Injury Department said, …

    Misrepresentation in Car Sales!

    We have all been there… Buying a new car!

    You have spent days, even weeks searching for the perfect car; that sports model you’ve always dreamed of or that 4×4 for family outings. For most of us the process is smooth and easy, you pick up your keys to your new dream car and leave the forecourt ready to take on the world.

    But what happens to those who buy their dream car and it is not quite as it seemed?

    Clients often come to us asking what rights they have when the car they purchased does not work as …

    Tinsdills Celebrate Charity Award Win!

    After pledging to double their fundraising target back in January 2017, Tinsdills Solicitors are celebrating winning a charity fundraising award for the second year running… but this year they have achieved the Silver Award!

    Tinsdills were congratulated for their fundraising achievements at DMH’s Virtual Business Awards ceremony on Thursday 1st March 2018 where they won the Silver Award after raising over £10,000.  The Douglas Macmillan Hospice offers support and care to all who are suffering with life limiting illnesses.

    Tinsdills actively took part in a variety of fundraising activities throughout 2017 to help secure the award for them. Some …

    How To Claim Your LPA Fee Refund

    It was announced by the Ministry or Justice on 1st February 2018 that the Office of Public Guardian’s (OPG) were launching a Fee Refund Scheme.

    For those who registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) may be entitled to claim a refund for their application fee.

    Who is entitled and why?

    If you made an LPA or EPA between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 with the Office of Public Guardian, then you are now entitled to a refund of the registration fee and you may even be entitled to …

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