Read about Hine Downing’s latest legal news, team announcements, updates and events we have supported in the local area.

Part ways in peace – New Divorce laws from April 6th

It wasn’t traditional Christmas viewing, but many will have tuned in to the BBC’s A Very British Scandal, starring the regal Claire Foy as the Duchess of Argyll. Based on a true story, the show illustrated how damaging and brutal the divorce process could be. Of course, subsequent legislation ensured that huge, ugly and expensive… Read more »

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When it comes to initial interviews with potential lawyers, are you asking the right questions?

While the exact questions you’ll ask should be customised to your specific situation, these questions and tips are a good starting point:  What details do you have for me? Start with a nice and simple question to help with conversation flow, make sure that your details are confirmed and correct. What do you think about… Read more »

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Preparing to sell your Falmouth property

For anyone who is looking to sell their home in the foreseeable future or whose property is already on the market, now could be a good time to start getting your home ready and making it look it’s best. We’ve put together some useful tips for you to help you along the way: -First Impressions:… Read more »

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ARTICLE: STOP PRESS: RECOVERY OF SUCCESS FEES IN INHERITANCE CLAIMS By Angelo Micciche TEP, CTAPS, Solicitor with Hine Downing Using solicitors to enforce your rights can be very difficult to finance, particularly after the erosion- and in most cases, removal- of legal aid over the past 20 years. It is therefore of some comfort for… Read more »

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How to deal with someone’s affairs when they die

When someone dies the assets they own must be counted up and distributed according to the law. Dealing with someone’s affairs is an unfamiliar situation for most people. There are factors that have to be considered and documents that need to be found in order to make the process run smoothly. Everything someone owned or… Read more »

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Death Bed Gifts

Written by Angelo Micciche TEP, CTAPS, Solicitor at Hine Downing When people leave their earthly possessions when they die, the estates are normally passed on through a valid Will, which follows a stringent procedure or, if no Will is made, by what is known as the intestacy rules. Occasionally, however, a gift can be made… Read more »

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