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Our legal blogs are here to help you find out more in depth information on those issues which matter most to you, from data protection to divorce, employment issues, probate and making a will.


How to resolve (and hopefully avoid) commercial disputes

Settling a commercial dispute satisfactorily can save your business a lot of money, effort and anxiety. So what is the key to a favourable outcome?

Our commercial disputes specialist Tim Wolley offers his advice here:

Good credit management is essential – keep your company financial matters under regular review and beware of extending an account too much credit.
Don’t be afraid to ask – for a personal guarantee from a business owner. This is an unsecured written promise guaranteeing payment on…

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Farming & Agricultural divorce

Farming families need to think about their divorce settlement in a very different way when it is the farm that is at stake rather than simply the family home. Agricultural divorce can therefore be uniquely complex. On divorce, the Courts are able to transfer or sell farmland, distribute business assets or transfer shares between the couple concerned.

Farms are very specialised businesses and it is important to have the right quality of legal advice to ensure a fair outcome. This…

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Are you living together? Frequently asked questions about cohabitation…

Cohabiting couples often assume that moving in together as a couple creates similar rights and responsibilities as marriage – so-called common law marriage – however this does not have any legal recognition.

If you are moving in together you should know how cohabiting affects your legal position and how you can protect yourselves should your relationship end or one of you dies. Our family and matrimonial specialist Lisa Cogger here at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors explains more and answers your most…

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February Blog: Capital Gains Tax – have you used up your allowance?

Our tax planning and wealth management specialist Rob Fearnley answers your most common questions about this valuable tax relief.
Capital Gains Tax is a tax on the profit when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) something (an ‘asset’) that has increased in value. It’s the gain you make that is taxed, not the amount of money you receive, and the allowance for 2015/16 is £11,100.

There are four steps to working out whether you have made a taxable…

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January blog: New Year New You

What you need to know about divorce by Staffordshire family and matrimonial solicitor Lisa Cogger…
FOR better or for worse, many people in unhappy relationships choose to make plans to separate for the New Year after having one last Christmas as a family.

While the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 130,473 couples divorced in 2013, down almost three per cent in a single year, the number of people over the age of 50…

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Does High Speed 2 affect you? How Bowcock & Pursaill can help

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Selling your home? Advice for a smooth move and the paperwork you’ll need to provide

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