Category: Litigation


Whose Responsibility Is It to Arrange a Funeral and Who Takes Ownership of the Deceased’s Ashes?

It is not uncommon to find families disagreeing on the way a deceased loved one should be memorialised. The added dimension of second family, or blended families, have increased the potential for conflict. However, more often than not, even if family members agree with cremation, it is the fate of the ashes that then becomes the point […]


Who is the Legal Owner of a Grave?

When someone dies there are many things to be done, one being to arrange the funeral. But knowing the details of where to bury the deceased can be a challenge, especially if it’s unclear as to who owns the burial plot, if indeed a burial plot has been secured prior to the deceased’s passing. Perhaps […]


How Can I Evict My Tenant?

If you are a landlord, you may wish to evict a tenant but for no fault on the tenant’s part. Perhaps you need to reclaim your property to undertake a renovation, or maybe you wish to resume living in the property yourself. Whatever reason, evicting a tenant isn’t restricted to instances where the tenant has […]


ON THE CASE: A Look on the Other Side of the Fence

As a busy firm with a diverse portfolio of work we often encounter challenging and bizarre matters that ignite our curiosity. In this our first ‘On The Case’, Luke Newton, our Dispute Resolution expert, provides a small but significant insight into a common misconception when it comes to a boundary dispute, the facing direction of a boundary […]


I am a landlord. How do I end my tenants’ contract?

Gone are the days when landlords could simply walk into their property, pack up their tenant’s belongings, turf them onto the streets, and change the locks. Agree or disagree, the power is now very much in the hands of the tenant when it comes to repossessing your property.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, new timescales were introduced for the period of notice you must give your tenants […]

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