Guildford Junior Professionals Networking Event
201911.11

Guildford Junior Professionals Networking Event

Last week two of our trainee solicitors, Adele Edwards and Amy Archer, attended the Guildford Junior Professionals (GJP) Networking Event, hosted by Stevens and Bolton. The GJP is a networking group for junior professionals who work, live and/or have clients in Guildford or the surrounding area. The group provides junior professionals with the opportunity to;…

Gross Negligence Manslaughter Review Dinner
201911.07

Gross Negligence Manslaughter Review Dinner

Mr Morrison from our Healthcare Regulatory Team was invited to attend a review dinner on 5 November 2019, hosted by QEB Hollis Whiteman. He attended alongside other leading firms who advise clients in respect to the complex area of law of gross negligence manslaughter. An independent review was commissioned by the General Medical Council into…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Wear it Pink
201910.23

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Wear it Pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a campaign to raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. This campaign starts on October 1 and ends on October 31 every year. Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events…

How long does it take to get a divorce?
201910.17

How long does it take to get a divorce?

The most straightforward of divorces can be finalised in around 6-9 months, although how long a divorce takes will depend on several factors. In most cases it can take longer because of the time needed to reach a financial settlement  and agree other details, such as arrangements for children. The first step to getting a…

201910.17

The Guildford 10K 2019

Guildford’s largest 10km running event took place on Sunday 13th October. Starting from Guildford High Street, participants ran along closed roads towards Clandon and back. Three of our very own took part this year, including our two marathon runners; Mark Studdart with an impressive time of 45:31 and Paul Richardson close behind with a time…

201910.15

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019 at Gordons Partnership

Macmillan Cancer Support is a great charity which provides physical, emotional and financial support for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event. Each year, people in the UK and worldwide host their own Coffee Morning and Gordons is no exception. This year we made…

201910.09

Can I get divorced in England if I was married overseas?

The general rule is yes, you can get a divorce under English and Welsh law provided that you have complied with the requirements of a lawful marriage ceremony and you and/or your spouse are either habitual residents or domiciled in the UK. If you are able to satisfy the above criteria, then there will be…

201910.02

What are the grounds for Divorce?

There is only one ground for divorce, which is “the marriage has irretrievably broken down”. However, the divorce will only be granted if one of the five facts laid down by law, providing that irretrievable breakdown has been established. The five categories are: Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Desertion Two years’ separation with the consent of the respondent Five years’ separation (no…

What is the process of selling a property?
201909.12

What is the process of selling a property?

A typical conveyancing transaction has two major phases: the exchange of contracts and completion.  The process for a sale is as follows: Marketing the Property. The transaction begins with the seller putting the property on the market. Once an offer has been placed by a buyer and accepted, the conveyancing process can begin. It is…

What is the process for buying a property?
201908.27

What is the process for buying a property?

A typical purchase transaction has two major phases: the exchange of contracts (when equitable interests are created) and completion (when legal title passes and equitable rights merge). When buying a property, the process to purchase will follow this timeline: The process will begin at the point you (the buyer) find a property and agree on…

Pensions on divorce – Why use a pensions expert?
201908.22

Pensions on divorce – Why use a pensions expert?

Pensions can be the largest assets in a divorce. They are often not fully understood or valued correctly. Understandably couples divorcing are more concerned with being able to afford a home and make ends meet now, rather than thinking about their income when they might retire many years in the future. Often divorcing couples ignore…