Is a moveable shed a building? Woodfines Solicitors

Is a movable shed a building?

What is defined as a building? A simple question, but the answer will change depending on the context in which you ask it. A recent appeal against a planning decision highlights that, at least within planning legislation, the definition of ‘building’ can be very wide. Mr Cooper received an enforcement notice on 14th January 2019 […]

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Parental Alienation and the CAFCASS Child Impact Assessment Framework

What is parental alienation? You may have heard of the term ‘parental alienation’, but what does it really mean? Whilst there is no agreed definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) recognise it to mean: “when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result […]

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does your business need a shareholders' agreement? | Woodfines Solicitors

Does your business need a shareholders’ agreement?

We often find that business owners overlook the importance of entering into a shareholders’ agreement. A shareholders’ agreement forms the basis of a legal contract between the shareholders of a company, and acts to regulate the procedures, rights and obligations of those shareholders. A common assumption is that the company’s Articles of Association and the […]

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Simultaneous Deaths - Who Inherits? | Woodfines Solicitors

An Update: Simultaneous Deaths – Who Inherits?

Our earlier article ‘Simultaneous Deaths – Who Inherits?’ explored the case of stepsisters disputing who should inherit the combined estates of their respective parents and the Commorientes Rule. The Commorientes Rule is not often applied in modern day cases, as advances in science and forensics have made it almost always possible to ascertain the time […]

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