- Price Transparency Era - Toward the end of 2018 The Solicitors Regulation Authority introduced new rules to ensure clients have the best possible information on solicitor’s fees at the outset. Law firms are now required to publish price and service information on their website for the following areas of law; residential conveyancing, probate and employment tribunal claims to name a few. The aim is to provide greater transparency to clients enabling them to make informed decisions about their legal matter.
- Grants of Representation - A Grant of Representation is the document required to confirm your authority to deal with the estate of an individual who has died. A Grant of Representation can be necessary whether or not the deceased left a Will.
The Law on Pre-Nuptial Agreements
A pre-nuptial agreement is a written agreement entered into by parties prior to or in contemplation of their marriage. At present pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding in English law although this may change in the future. Following recent case law the existence of a pre-nuptial agreement is recognised as an important factor by the courts in the event of a divorce.
A pre-nuptial agreement is more likely to carry weight with the court in a relatively short marriage or where the parties have kept their assets separated. It is less likely to carry weight where there have been a number of intervening events such as the birth of a child, ill health or a change in financial circumstances.
In order to make the pre-nuptial agreement effective it is important that certain formalities are complied with. It is recommended that the agreement is entered into at least 21 days before the marriage. There should be mutual and comprehensive financial disclosure between the parties of their respective assets and income. Both parties should take independent legal advice before entering into the agreement.
How to fund a pre-nuptial agreement
We offer a fixed quote for prenuptial agreements based on completion of the case.