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Davies and Partners' Legal Director Nigel Tillott, presents a cheque for £5000 raised from the 2018 Gloucester 10K race, to representatives from Young Gloucestershire, a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives.  

Davies and Partners Solicitors in Gloucester has been proud to support the Gloucester 10K race for the last five years. 

Go Ahead for mixed-sex couples wanting Civil Partnerships

The government has finally announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will be able to enter a civil partnership rather than get married. Mike Follis head of Family Law at Davies and Partners welcomed the announcement.

New Head of Wills, Trust and Probate at Davies and Partners Solicitors

To support its continuing expansion plans, Davies and Partners Solicitors has promoted Nayur Zahoor to Legal Director and the Head of its dedicated Wills, Trust and Probate team.

Nayur, who is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), joined Davies and Partners in 2016.

Gloucester's 10K Race, supported by Davies and Partners, has raised £40,000 for local charities

Davies and Partners Solicitors in Gloucester has been proud to support the Gloucester 10K race for the last five years. Over that period, the race has raised an incredible total of £40,000 for local charities, including this year's Race which raised £5,000 for The James Hopkins Trust.  Read more about the Charities which have benefitted here

Supreme Court Consider 'Meal Ticket for Life’

On 18 July 2018 in the case of Mills v Mills the court unanimously decided that the husband should not be expected to pay for the wife’s rental costs and so the wife failed in her application to increase an order for periodical payments.

Maintenance - Meal ticket for life?

The recent case of Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727 was heard in the Court of Appeal. The question before Lord Justice Moylan, Sir James Munby and Mr Justice Macdonald was; is earning capacity capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies?

Restrictive covenants and your rights to develop

Demands for housing are ever increasing.  With a rising population and land in short supply, this has led to owners seeking to optimise the value of their land by way of development.  However, it is all too easy to think that obtaining planning permission will give the green light for development.

Japanese Knotweed - Buyers Beware!

Japanese Knotweed (‘JKW’) is a pernicious weed which has made headlines in recent years.  From infesting a 200 hectare site designated for the 2012 London Olympics, to cases in homeowners’ back yards, its growth looks set to continue.

Landowners should give careful consideration to the presence of JKW on their property or neighbouring land. Those who have JKW on their land may incur civil and/or criminal liabilities if JKW is not handled correctly.

NHS Breast Cancer Screening Scandal - What we know.

Yesterday afternoon, Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt announced to parliament that for almost a decade, the NHS has been failing to invite women aged between 68 - 71 for breast cancer screening.

It is thought as many as 450,000 women aged between 70 - 79 could have been affected.

An independent review has been launched to determine why this has happened, why the error was able to go undetected for 9 years and how it can be prevented from happening again.

For the full story and advice please read more at our dedicated Medical Negligence site here

Novitas Loans

Davies and Partners specialist Family Law and Divorce Department is delighted to announce that the Department is now able to offer further options to assist with funding the legal costs of family proceedings with Novitas Loans. 

Davies and Partners Goes the Extra Mile for Young Lives Facing Cancer

Davies and Partners Solicitors in Barnwood, Gloucester began a partnership with CLIC Sargent in early 2016, and has already raised over £10,000 to help young lives facing cancer.

See more on the story here 

More power for business suppliers in relation to commercial debts?

The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (the Act) created a right for most business to business suppliers to claim at least 8% a year interest on overdue payments for goods or services, in addition to a fixed sum and any reasonable costs incurred in recovering the debt.

Davies and Partners Announce Senior Management Changes

2018 has seen some key changes in Davies and Partners senior management.  The Board of Management has been expanded to include Legal Directors, Suzanne Williams and Ewan Kilgour, who join existing Board Members, Ewan Lockhart, Nigel Tillott and David Stokes.

A Victory for the Adjudicator?

Victory House General Partner Limited –v- RGB P&C Limited [2018] EWHC 102 (TCC)

This case arose from the development and conversion of an office building into a hotel at Leicester Square, London. Victory House General Partner Limited (“VH”) was the employer and RGB P&C Limited (“RGB”) the contractor.

Davies and Partners Launch New Business Mediation Service

As court proceedings are becoming increasingly slow and expensive, Davies and Partners Solicitors has launched a new, specialist Civil and Commercial Mediation Service so that businesses and individuals finding themselves in dispute can take advantage of the speed and efficiency of mediation to reach a resolution.

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