Personal Affairs. The Worries of Continuing Care

Behind my office in Bude is St Hilary’s Residential Care Home.  This has been run by the charity Cornwall Care, which provides care for more than 1,700 older people in Cornwall.  St Hilary’s had space for 37 occupants, but the figure had dropped to 17 residents, making it commercially untenable to carry on.   The ...

Family Law the Myth of the Common Law Wife

They say that all of life is a learning curve.  As a solicitor, I find that what happens when life ends can be the desperate learning of a very harsh lesson.   I’m sure that a number of readers will have tuned into Radio 4 recently to hear of the experience of a poor woman.  ...

Family Law Reform

I have been acting for parents in children dispute cases for the best part of 40 years.  In that time I have seen huge developments in the way Courts deal with such applications.  When I first started out in the law, the overriding presumption was that any child should be with mother, and the concept ...

Conveyancing, Equity Borrowing – Is it For You

There are two ancient sayings relating to money; the first of which is “neither a lender nor borrower be”, the second is “If you want to know the value of money – try and borrow some”.  In this article, we are concerned with the invisible asset that exists between the value of a house and ...
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