Equal Pension Rights for Homosexual Couples

pension rights

Landmark ruling gives same-sex couples equal pension rights It would be easy to assume that the introduction of civil partnerships and same-sex marriage would give same-sex couples identical rights to heterosexual couples when it comes to things like pension rights. Until a few days ago though, that was not the case. Under most occupational pension […]

Do I need a solicitor?

Partnership Agreements

Do you really need a solicitor or can you handle your own legal matter? In this digital age where information about most things is readily available, it may be tempting to save costs by trying to deal with a legal matter yourself without professional advice. However this is where it pays to remember the old […]

Partnership Agreements

Partnership Agreements

Partnership Agreements Establishing a new business venture is always exciting. The early days of a bright new future are usually enhanced by the prospect of starting a business with people you know and trust. In the throes of such optimism there are often a hundred and one things to do, therefore little consideration is given […]

It’s my right of way isn’t it?

right of way

What should I do if a neighbour blocks my right of way? The first step is to check the title documents for your property to see if you have a clear right of way created by deed over your neighbour’s land. Sometimes this can be checked at the Land Registry online. If the right of […]

Wills, Trusts & Probate June Newsletter

Personal Legal Services - WSP Solicitors

Private Wealth Newsletter The Private Wealth team have begun writing an e-newsletter bi-monthly, full of useful facts regarding Wills, trusts and probate. The latest discusses how to protect your interest in a property with a Declaration of Trust. Read the newsletter here.

Why use a Local Solicitor for a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury

Why should I use a local solicitor for my personal injury claim? Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Senior Litigator, at WSP Solicitors writes about six benefits of using a local solicitor over a nationwide personal injury advice company. 1. Experience At WSP Solicitors we have three highly experienced personal injury specialists, one of whom has achieved the […]

Tapas Tuesday with Peter Milligan 12th September

Tapas Tuesday

Tapas Tuesday with Peter Milligan Our next Tapas Tuesday event is confirmed for 12th September, so why not come and meet the WSP team and like-minded business professionals from the Gloucestershire area. Tapas Tuesday is a friendly event where attendees have the opportunity to network informally, listen to a speaker and enjoy some tasty tapas, at Sebz Cafe Tapas […]

Tapas Tuesday – July 11th with Meningitis Now

Tapas Tuesday WSP

Tapas Tuesday with Jane Wells of Meningitis Now Our next Tapas Tuesday event is confirmed for 11th July, so why not come and meet the WSP team and like-minded business professionals from the Gloucestershire area. Tapas Tuesday is a friendly event where attendees have the opportunity to network informally, listen to a speaker and enjoy some tasty tapas, at […]

The long and short of it

short marriage

Short Marriage The Court of Appeal is shortly due to deliver a Judgment in the case brought by an energy trader Julie Sharp where she is challenging a Judgment that awarded her ex husband 2.74 million pounds based on an equal division of assets following a childless short marriage, of just four years.   Because […]

Divorce and financial consequences to be handled administratively separately

divorce financial consequences

Financial proceedings ‘de-linked’ from divorce as of 19th June 2017   When addressing financial settlement following the breakdown of a marriage, any financial orders have to be made within the divorce proceedings issued in the family courts. The Court has a single file and a single case number. Now, divorce and its financial consequences are to […]