Author Archives: Brendan OBrien

Conscious uncoupling

Hollywood gossip is awash with the news that after 10 years of marriage Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are separating. In a joint statement they said “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce, … Continue reading

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Dismissal kicks up a stink at the sewage works

A worker who was dismissed after failing to follow new health and safety guidelines has won his claim for unfair dismissal in the Court of Appeal.   And the decision is a warning to companies that it is not enough to … Continue reading

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Thinking of excluding family members? Take Advice!

The recent case of Illot v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 shows just how willing courts are to overturn a testator’s wishes in their Wills. Heather Illot’s mother chose not to include her in her Will because she had eloped … Continue reading

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Hot dates and hot data

Reports that an extramarital dating site has been hacked recently may have given its customers more than the usual worry that accompanies news of cyber-crime.  Following on the heels of many other high profile hacking cases, such as Sony in … Continue reading

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Breeze & Wyles to launch its Property Training Academy

Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited is always looking for people who are passionate about conveyancing. We want people who are smart and determined with an excellent customer service attitude; we look for ability over experience. The Training Academy is open … Continue reading

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Just when you think it is all over!

Separation will often result in arguments about how the finances should be divided.  Divorcing couples are encouraged to reach an agreement without the need to go to Court whether through Mediation, Negotiation or the Collaborative process. Where this does not result … Continue reading

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Taking stock of UK and overseas property

Property valuations and holiday logs are top of the list for expats and owners of overseas holiday homes under new rules British expats and people with foreign holiday homes must take stock to deal with the new tax regime that … Continue reading

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Nailing down agreements on divorce

A Supreme Court ruling will allow a former wife to make a claim for a share of the fortune amassed by her husband 30 years after they parted, as no binding consent order was made when they divorced. Kathleen Wyatt … Continue reading

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Social Media comes to the rescue in Service of Proceedings

A Supreme Court Judge in New York City, Justice Matthew Cooper has this week ruled that a wife may serve divorce papers on her estranged husband via Facebook. Justice Cooper had found that the wife in the case only had … Continue reading

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Shadow Directors – “Pulvis et umbra sumus (We are but dust and shadow)”

Any person who elects to become a Director of a Company is likely to be aware of the onerous fiduciary duties that will be imposed upon them, and the serious implications that can follow from a breach of these duties. … Continue reading

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