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26 April 2022Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
On 6th April 2022, divorce laws changed for the first time in 50 years in England and Wales with the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. This law changes the process of divorce as well as the legal requirements associated with it.  So, what does this mean for you? This article explains all you need to know to understand the positive and simplified changes made to divorce procedures.  Why has the law on divorce changed? This new change to the divorce laws in England and Wales is a welcome change by many in the legal profession. Divorce law…
04 March 2022Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Blog
We are pleased to announce that we now have new premises to meet with clients in Addlestone. The new premises are located at the Bourne Business Park, 500 Dashwood Lang Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2HJ and meetings are by appointment only. There is free parking for visitors directly in front of the building and there is disabled access. Our telephone numbers and email address remain the same. All arrangements can continue to made by telephone and email as before. Please contact us with any queries. Best wishes Owen White & Catlin
30 November 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Blog
We are pleased to announce that we will be moving premises. However for the time being the Addlestone office will be available for appointments/dropping in papers/documents. All meetings are strictly by appointment only. Our Telephone numbers are and will remain the same. We will be offering meetings strictly by appointment at the new address in Addlestone and will advise of the date of change over in due course. All arrangements can continue to be made by telephone as before Please contact us with any queries With best wishes Owen White & Catlin
28 October 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
Did you know that 90% of people in the UK are hoping, and relying on inheritance, for their financial future and security? According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Millennials and Gen Z in particular will be worse off than previous generations due to higher costs of living,  rising house prices and low wages with little rises. These factors mean that in later life, Millennials will become more reliant on inheritance funds when they are older.  Inheritances will also be used by many generations to carry out large transactions like purchasing property, paying debts, or helping raise children. It is…
20 October 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Community
Owen White Catlin took part in the London Legal Walk on 19/10/21, raising money for pro bono charities. See some photos of the day below:    
27 August 2021Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Private Client
Also referred to as donatio mortis causa, a deathbed gift is a gift that a person (donor) makes to another when the donor is expected to die very soon. It is not a gift in the dying person's Will. A deathbed gift applies when the dying person making the gift (the donor), gifts to another person either money or property, with the intention that this wish takes effect when they have passed away. Deathbed gifts can be difficult to navigate and determine because they are open to abuse. They are often challenged, especially in suspicious circumstances.  What are the criteria…
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).

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