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18 June 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Clear and automatic rights are granted to those who are married or in a civil partnership, however, this is not the case for cohabiting couples. Whether you are about to move in with your partner or have lived with them for a number of years, it is important to know how the law will affect you if the relationship comes to an end.
29 April 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Blog
Despite talk of continuing steps towards a return to normal life, it would appear that the government envisages home working until at least 4th September.
10 February 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
Many young people think that making a Will is something only older people do. Whilst they may know that reaching their 18th birthday legally qualifies them to get a tattoo in the UK, only a handful are aware that it is also the legal age for making a Will. Both options will last a lifetime, but while you may live to regret one, you will never regret the other.
13 January 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Blog
The Chiswick office of Owen White & Catlin would like to share our exciting news. We are relocating to our modern, contemporary premises at Sovereign House, 3rd Floor, King Street, London W6 9NA on Friday 22nd January 2021 (a short walk from our existing office).
13 November 2020Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
The 183-year-old law on making Wills in England and Wales has been updated to address the practical difficulties created by the coronavirus restrictions. Under a temporary change to the legislation, video technology can now be used to witness the signing of Wills. Our Wills Solicitors discuss why this method should be approached with caution.
18 September 2020Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent in June 2020. From August 2021, this new legislation will introduce no-fault divorce as an option for divorcing couples, which is arguably the most significant change to this area of law in England and Wales since in forty years. Following the introduction of this new legislation, couples will be able to use a more conciliatory and reflective approach without the need to attribute blame for the breakdown of the relationship. This, in turn, should reduce the impact of unnecessary conflict between both parties as well as any children involved, ensuring everyone…
29 May 2020Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
The statutory legacy amount has increased from £250,000 to £270,000, with effect from 6 February 2020. This is the fixed sum that surviving spouses and civil partners are entitled to if their partner dies without a Will (known as dying intestate) and they have children. Although the rise is a welcome development, it is important to be aware that dying without a Will, regardless of your family situation, can cause problems for your loved ones and estate at an already difficult time.
24 March 2020Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Newsletters
We are living in uncertain times at the moment. I am writing to all our clients with Owen White & Catlin to reassure you that we will remain available to you for advice and legal support over the coming weeks and months, providing “business as usual” as far as we can.
24 March 2020Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Newsletters
Owen White & Catlin is delighted to announce that our Hammersmith Office is relocating. This move is to accommodate our continued growth and enhance our client services. As of 30 March, you’ll be able to find us at our new address, which is Third Floor, Sovereign House, 361 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9NA. You can find a map to the office here.
11 December 2019Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
  Switching your mortgage can seem like an intimidating process, however the process is relatively straightforward, and many homeowners with a mortgage will choose to do so at one time or another. The rate of interest set by the Bank of England has remained below one per cent since 2009 – these historically low-interest rates have enabled buyers and property owners to access better mortgage rates and deals in recent years.

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