Will Covid 19 prevent me seeing my children this Christmas?

  Hannah Smith, a Solicitor in our Family Department, considers the Government Guidance on the mixing of households and contact arrangements for children and their parents over the upcoming festive period…  ‘Christmas is often a time of year spent celebrating with loved ones and family. For children with separated parents this can mean splitting the

Important Decision for Serious Injury Claimants

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Swift v Carpenter brings change to the way a claim for accommodation is calculated. Sometimes a person who has been injured in an accident needs to move to more suitable accommodation. This is often larger and more expensive than their existing home. The method of calculating how much this item

I’ve gone paperless; how do I prove my identity?

Liam Mulholland, a Trainee Solicitor, considers the Government’s announced plans to move towards digital ID verification and why this could prove problematic for some… “The dream of a totally paperless office may still be a few years away yet, though when it comes to our personal lives it appears we are winning the race. With

Things to Consider Before a Separation

Lockdown has been the final straw for many struggling relationships but our Family Specialist, Elanor Findlay, explains that there are some important considerations to make before you or your partner decide to go your separate ways… “It is September already! Lockdown restrictions have eased, the summer holidays are behind us and the school year has

A Warm Welcome Back to Elanor

Bendles are thrilled to welcome a familiar face back into the fold and officially announce our expansion into South Cumbria with the appointment of Elanor Findlay, a highly experienced family solicitor who is based in Barrow. Elanor has practised across Cumbria for nearly 20 years and joins our well-established family law team to help develop

Budget Annoucement is a Welcome Break for Local Property Market

Chancellor Rishi Sunak ended weeks of speculation by holding an emergency ‘Mini-Budget’ today on Wednesday 8th July. The budget’s focus was very much on job creation schemes and getting the economy going again as we slowly ease out of the coronavirus lockdown. The stamp duty holiday until 31st March 3021 was a welcomed announcement for