Wallace Robinson Blog

Protecting children from violent parents in custody disputes

31 Oct 2017 by Kathryn in Legal Updates

New family court guidance has come into effect in England and Wales which provides more direction to judges in cases where there are disputes over child custody.
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Volunteering at Newlands Bishop Farm

09 Oct 2017 by Sharon in Community Projects

In some of our previous posts, you may have noticed we like to get involved in charity events. We spend so much time working at our desks, that when the opportunity for a little fresh air, or exercise arises, whilst helping a great local charity, we have plenty of willing volunteers.
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CQS Accredited with Law Society for a 7th year

28 Sep 2017 by Helen in Our News

The Law Society launched their Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in 2011 and Wallace Robinson quickly became one of the first practices in the country to secure membership. And we are proud to announce that we have secured membership for a seventh year.
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Richard Guest v Executors of Tracey Leaning

07 Sep 2017 by Helen in Our News

Daniel Zakis, Director of Wallace Robinson & Morgan and head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution department is currently acting for a Mr Richard Guest in a case which has come to the attention of the media following a recent Daily Mail interview.
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No more Employment Tribunal fees

23 Aug 2017 by Helen in Legal Updates

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees are unlawful. This quashes the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order of 2013 that introduced these fees on the basis they prevent access to justice.
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And the WRM Bowling Champion for 2017 is

31 Jul 2017 by Helen in Our News

It’s hard to believe that it is 12 months since we were last invited to Solihull Bowling Club for what has become our annual WRM Bowling Championships.
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35 years loyal service

11 Jul 2017 by Helen in Our News

Many of our clients and visitors will have come to know our long-serving receptionist, Hazel Jones who has served the firm with great loyalty since June 1982. After 35 years, Hazel is retiring to spend more time on her favourite hobbies; gardening, a local social club and travelling.
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Out of pocket after breaking your lease?

27 Jun 2017 by Vanessa in Business Advice

Tenants of commercial premises will no doubt be familiar with the potential pitfalls surrounding tenants’ break rights.
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The Brain Tumour Charity Row for It Challenge 2017

17 May 2017 by Helen in Our News

On Saturday 20th May, Team WRM will once again be flexing their arm muscles and rowing a team marathon in Touchwood, Solihull in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity.
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Lloyds Charity Quiz

09 May 2017 by Helen in Our News

The night of Thursday 27th April 2017 saw a gathering of the best minds in the Midlands – or so they tell us. Two teams from Wallace Robinson & Morgan competed for the coveted title of ‘The Lloyds Commercial Banking Quiz Champion Team 2017’.
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Stamp Duty Land Tax - 12 months on

19 Apr 2017 by Helen in Legal Updates

We are now standing 12 months on from the introduction of the additional 3% rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax on purchases of additional residential properties. So, let’s review the practical effects this has had on transactions since it came into force.
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Dispute Resolution Litigation Solicitor Vacancy

21 Mar 2017 by Helen in Recruitment

We have a vacancy for a Solicitor with experience in Dispute Resolution/Litigation and 2 to 4 years PQE. Experience in Employment Law would also be desirable.
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Delaying Financial Settlement on Divorce

06 Mar 2017 by Helen in Advice for your life

Dealing with finances is part and parcel of the divorce process. Agreement should be recorded between parties by way of consent order, and before Decree Absolute is granted. It is important that settlement of financial matters is not delayed.
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Vacancy for Solicitor in our Wills and Probate Dept

31 Jan 2017 by Helen in Recruitment

We have a vacancy in our busy Wills & Probate (Private Client) department for a full-time qualified Solicitor with relevant experience.
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Dipika Mistry joins Family Department

09 Dec 2016 by Helen in Our News

We are pleased to welcome a new member to our family department to work alongside Kathryn Ferris. Dipika joined our firm in September 2016 as an Associate Solicitor and said she was “delighted to be joining Wallace Robinson & Morgan, a well-established firm with an exceptional reputation in Solihull and the surrounding areas.”
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Success at the Solihull Excellence Awards 2016

18 Nov 2016 by Helen in Our News

Solihull BID held their 2016 Excellence Awards Gala evening on Thursday 17th November. We were delighted our nominations had been successful and that Wallace Robinson & Morgan was being represented as finalists in two categories – Outstanding Team of 2016 (our Plot Sales team) and Trainee of the Year (Anna Hobbs).
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How will Brexit affect buying European properties?

17 Nov 2016 by Becky Hughes in Advice for your life

Is our relationship with property in Europe to change further? Current figures estimate approximately 1.2 million British citizens reside in the European Union’s 27 other member states. Yet as the UK prepares to leave the EU, how might this number change?
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Spooky Halloween Bake-Off

07 Nov 2016 by Becky in Our News

We’ve been at it again, raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity! This time two of our Directors, Paul Hughes and Tim Langford, took on the roles of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood to judge our baking masterpieces. They were joined by the winners of last year’s bake-off, Anna and Ruth.
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New Measures to Combat Cyber Crime

25 Oct 2016 by Helen in Our News

Cyber Crime typically involves the hacking of personal or commercially sensitive information by means of the internet. In most cases these attacks are perpetrated by Organised Crime Groups who have the resources available to carry out sophisticated and targeted attacks on individuals and businesses.
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Running for a worthy cause

17 Oct 2016 by Becky Hughes in Our News

We believe in actively supporting charity, and each time we get involved, seem to agree to something more challenging than before! In recent months several of our ladies took part in the Run for Life and a team of our solicitors rowed a marathon. This time it was the Birmingham Half Marathon!
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Dishonesty in the Divorce Courts: Sharland and Gohil

12 Oct 2016 by Helen in Legal Updates

A precedent for how dishonesty is treated by family courts was set in October 2015, when a three-day Supreme Court case was heard. Two wives, Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil, appeared in court seeking to overrule their original divorce settlements. They argued they had been deliberately misled by their former spouses regarding hidden assets.
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Solihull Excellence Awards 2016 Finalists

03 Oct 2016 by Helen in Our News

Organisers of the annual Solihull Excellence Awards have revealed the talented apprentices and inspirational leaders shortlisted for this year’s honours. We are delighted to announce that Wallace Robinson & Morgan have made it to the finals in two categories – Outstanding Team of 2016 (our Plot Sales team) and Trainee of the Year (Anna Hobbs).
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How will Brexit affect lawyers and law firms?

20 Sep 2016 by Rebecca in Legal Updates

On the run up to the EU referendum in June 2016, issues like the NHS and immigration seemed to dominate the headlines. Now that Britain has had its say it is time for the less controversial – but just as important – effects of Britain’s vote to have their time in the limelight.
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End of an era, and new beginnings

15 Aug 2016 by Helen in Our News

If you are one of our regular clients, you may notice we have had some recent staff changes in our residential property team. It was with great sadness that we said goodbye and thank you to Maureen Thompson, who retired from the firm after 22 years.

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Our Brain Tumour Charity Row for It Update

23 Jun 2016 by Helen in Our News

In May 2016, our rowing team completed the Brain Tumour Charity Row For It challenge. We smashed our fund-raising target of £1,000, raising an incredible £1,760! A massive ‘thank you’ to everybody who contributed.
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Sarah Mochan is now an accredited member of the SFE

15 Jun 2016 by Helen in Our News

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Mochan, has been accepted by the SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) as a fully accredited member.
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Family Law Solicitor Vacancy

26 May 2016 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Law Society CQS accredited for a 6th year

19 May 2016 by Helen in Our News

We are proud to announce, that for a sixth year we have secured membership to The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).
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Long-serving employees retire Thelma and Louise style

09 May 2016 by Helen in Our News

Two of our colleagues, with a combined 36 years’ service timed their retirements to finish work ‘Thelma and Louise’ style on the same day.
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The Brain Tumour Charity Row For It! Marathon

25 Apr 2016 by Helen in Our News

We are taking part in The Brain Tumour Charity Row For It! marathon. It would be wonderful if you could sponsor us!
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What is the National Living Wage and what will it mean for you?

22 Mar 2016 by Helen in Legal Updates

The National Living Wage is a compulsory premium to be introduced on 1st April 2016 which replaces the National Minimum Wage for employees aged over 25.
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Residential Property Vacancy

29 Feb 2016 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Secretarial Vacancies

29 Feb 2016 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Thanks to our great team we keep on growing

23 Feb 2016 by Helen in Our News

Wallace Robinson & Morgan has seen incredible growth in the past few years, with the last being no exception. But as well as adding new members to our team, we continue to promote from within. Having originally joined Wallace Robinson as a trainee solicitor, Daniel Zakis has worked his way up to becoming a department head, and now a Director of the firm.
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Timeshare Recovery Room Fraud

16 Feb 2016 by Charlotte in Advice for your life

If you’ve been victim to a timeshare fraud, be on guard, you may be targeted again. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have issued a warning of the dangers of “Recovery Room” fraudsters, targeting previous victims of timeshare fraud.
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Dangers of online scams that targets homebuyers

12 Jan 2016 by Helen in Advice for your life

Recent media reports have highlighted a new online scam. It sees hackers monitor email exchanges between solicitors and their clients during the process of buying a new home.
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Christmas Office Hours

21 Dec 2015 by Helen in Our News

Please note that our offices will be closed over the Christmas period from 12.30pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and will re-open at 9am on Monday 4 January 2016.
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The Great Christmas Charity Bake-off

09 Dec 2015 by Helen Gamble in Our News

Never known to refuse a nice bit of cake, the staff at Wallace Robinson & Morgan were keen to take part in our Great Christmas Charity Bake-off competition – even if it was just to sample the cakes rather than actually make them.
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Find out more about collaborative law

20 Nov 2015 by Kathryn Ferris in Our News

For over 100,000 couples every year, divorce is a reality they have to get used to, and most will end up doing battle in Court. Often the conflict can go on for years. However, our ‘normal’ adversarial system of divorce is not the only route you can take.
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A thank you to Valerie Warner from the Solicitors for the Elderly

12 Aug 2015 by Ruth Nolan in Our News

Valerie Warner, head of the Wills, Trust and Probate Department at Wallace Robinson & Morgan, retired from her position as Treasurer of the Birmingham Branch of Solicitors for the Elderly at their Annual General Meeting in July.
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Court fees to rise - will it cost you more to divorce?

03 Aug 2015 by Sharn Nijjar in Advice for your life

The Government recently announced that the cost of issuing divorce proceedings will rise by a third, from £410 to £550, later this year. This increase, of £140, will have a significant impact on a large number of people.
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Bowling evening – don’t give up the day job

27 Jul 2015 by Helen in Our News

It’s July, and time for another fun, after-work social evening. After a busy day at work it’s lovely to play bowls and relax together. Thanks to the volunteers from Solihull Bowling Club, and for inviting us back.
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Family Law Reforms 15 months on

24 Jul 2015 by Kathryn Ferris in Advice for your life

Family Law had one of its biggest overhauls in April 2014. It was described as “a cultural revolution”. Changes included cuts to legal aid and the requirement to attend Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAM) before pursuing matters through the courts.
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WRM secures Law Society's conveyancing quality mark for 5th year

22 Jul 2015 by Helen in Our News

We have once again secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.
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Mission completed – joined the army in pink to help beat Cancer

30 Jun 2015 by Helen in Community Projects

Well done to the WRM team for their participation and fundraising efforts for this year’s Race for Life in Solihull on 21st June.
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Solihull Race for Life 2015

10 Jun 2015 by Helen in Our News

We are doing it again! We are taking part in the Solihull Race for Life because we want to help fight cancer. Once again the ladies of WRM are putting on their pink t-shirts and trainers to help beat cancer.
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Changes to Zero-Hours Contracts

29 May 2015 by William Key in Legal Updates

Zero hour contracts have been a hot topic among employment lawyers and HR specialists for a few years. New regulations came into force on 26 May 2015, giving definition to these contracts.
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WIQS Re-accreditation for 2015

07 May 2015 by Helen in Our News

We are delighted to announce that Wallace Robinson & Morgan has been successfully re-accredited to the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
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Administration Assistant/Receptionist Vacancy

27 Apr 2015 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Legal Secretary Vacancies

09 Apr 2015 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Buble Reborn - great live music from Michael Buble tribute

25 Mar 2015 by Helen in Community Projects

Mark the date in your calendar. Saturday 25th April 2015. Adam Dean, the man behind ‘Buble Reborn’, a Michael Buble tribute act, will be helping to raise much needed funds for Age UK Solihull. He’ll be performing with a live Big Band, The Sharmanaires at Bushell Hall (Solihull School’s fabulous theatre).
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What Kathleen Wyatt vs Dale Vince teaches us

19 Mar 2015 by Kathryn Ferris in Advice for your life

A recent Supreme Court decision demonstrates the importance of obtaining a financial order after every divorce.
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Slim’s picking up the trophy

02 Mar 2015 by Helen in Community Projects

We believe in getting involved in our local community. Where possible we participate in events and activities in and around Solihull. We can give back to our community and occasionally develop new contacts and build professional relationships.
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Making a Will is the best present you can give your family

10 Feb 2015 by Helen in Advice for your life

Did your New Year’s resolutions include planning for the future? With February already flying by, you may have given up on, or even forgotten your well-intended plans. Do more exercise; eat healthy; take up a new hobby? What about preparing for the future and looking after your family?
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Raising money whilst raising our spirits

19 Jan 2015 by Helen in Community Projects

Raising money can be fun. On Friday 19th December 2014, we ditched our usual, boring business-wear and put on our colourful Christmas jumpers – and paying for the privilege.
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How to convert a civil partnership to a marriage

08 Jan 2015 by Helen in Legal Updates

One of the big hurdles to equality for same-sex couples has been overcome with The Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 Act came into force on 10th December 2014.
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A first day in court for a trainee Solicitor

16 Dec 2014 by Anna in Diary of a Trainee Solicitor

Between all the Christmas excitement, the family department at Wallace Robinson will be busier than ever helping clients through the tumultuous terrain of the Christmas holidays. I’m glad I’ve always enjoyed a challenge…
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Changes to Stamp Duty land Tax in 2014

04 Dec 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

In his Autumn statement on the 3rd December 2014, the Chancellor announced a sweeping reform to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), discarding the "badly designed" slab tax. The new system is expected to deliver savings for 98% of home buyers.
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Small Business Saturday is on 6th December

03 Dec 2014 by Helen in Community Projects

The ‘Black Friday’ crush is over for another year. Now small business owners across the country are hoping the support for them can gain a similar momentum.
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Commercial Property solicitor Vacancy

01 Dec 2014 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Company and Commercial Contract Solicitor Vacancy

01 Dec 2014 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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National Dispute Resolution Week 2014

24 Nov 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

Dispute Resolution Week runs from 24th to 28th November 2014. It’s the third annual awareness-raising week held by Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and professionals committed to taking conflict out of family disputes. The aim is to give people an alternative to taking the traditional court route.
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In at the deep end

30 Oct 2014 by Anna in Diary of a Trainee Solicitor

Finally, my big day arrived. After months of excitement, apprehension and the dawning realisation that my evenings will never be mine again (and so binging on every TV series going), I entered my first seat as a Trainee Solicitor at Wallace Robinson & Morgan Solicitors.
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How to avoid civil court delays

16 Oct 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

The civil court system is stretched and long delays are common. Seek advice early and take sensible steps to avoid unnecessary delays.
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Litigants in person - a hole left by legal aid cuts

13 Oct 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

Since the April 2013 cuts in legal aid, a worrying trend has arisen. In an attempt to cut costs, people are representing themselves in court. Whilst this was a foreseeable impact of the cuts, the volume of ‘litigant in person’ cases has exceeded even the government’s expectations.
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CQS reaccreditation in 2014

07 Oct 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is the mark of excellence for the home buying process. In 2011 we became one of the first practices in the country to secure membership to the scheme.
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Supporting Solihull Marie Curie hospice

30 Sep 2014 by Helen in Community Projects

On Thursday 30th October the Solihull Marie Curie Fundraising Group are hosting an evening of pampering and shopping at Moseley Cricket Club.
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Received a letter about CSA closing Child Support Cases?

25 Sep 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

Following recent reforms to the child maintenance system, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is now beginning to close down all existing Child Support Agency (CSA) cases.
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Divorce appeal makes it to Supreme Court

15 Sep 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

Multi-million pound divorces are in the news lately. The latest in a long string hit the headlines yesterday after the case won the right to appeal in the Supreme Court.
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New Shared Parental Leave Scheme Coming

18 Aug 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

The Children and Families Act 2014 introduces a new ‘shared parental leave’ scheme shortly, allowing parents to share statutory maternity leave.
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Short-listed for Law Society CQS Award

11 Aug 2014 by Helen in Our News

We are pleased to have been short-listed for the Law Society’s CQS Award for Excellence in Conveyancing Practice 2014.
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The benefits of pre-nuptial agreements

06 Aug 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

It can be difficult bringing up the subject of pre-nuptial agreements, especially when everyone is so excited.
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Thank you Solihull Bowling Club

29 Jul 2014 by Helen in Our News

It has been a very busy year and we don’t often get chance to socialise after work. So we were really pleased Solihull Bowling Club invited us to try our hand at the sport. And what a great time we had!

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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

21 Jul 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

It’s a shocking statistic. 64% of adult Britons have not made a Will. Should you die ‘intestate’ - without a valid Will present - you risk launching your family and friends into a legal minefield no-one wants to enter, particularly during such an emotional time.
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2014 changes in family law

10 Jul 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 was a momentous day in the world of family law. The biggest changes to procedures in a generation came into force. But for those of you thrown, somewhat reluctantly into this daunting world, what might it mean for you?
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Flexible Working - what changed?

08 Jul 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

The law regarding the right to request flexible working arrangements changed on 30th June 2014.
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Awarded HSSF mark for helping support separated families

07 Jul 2014 by Helen in Our News

Our family law experts, Kathryn Ferris and Sharn Nijjar have been awarded the new HSSF mark for their work in helping support separated families.
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Wallace Robinson & Morgan Ladies Race for Life

25 Jun 2014 by Helen in Community Projects

For the second consecutive year, members of our team took part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.
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What stops people taking a non-court divorce option?

23 Jun 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

If you need to divorce there are legal options open to you without going to court. They can save you time, money and the added stress of attending court.
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Intestacy Rules are changing

18 Jun 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

Making a Will gives you control over how your estate is handled when you pass away. Otherwise, Intestacy Rules are changing so you'd better keep up with how others will decide.
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Commercial Solicitor Vacancies

11 Jun 2014 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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John Padget qualifies as a solicitor and joins our Private Client department

27 May 2014 by Helen in Our News

We are pleased to announce that John Padget has completed his training and is now a fully qualified solicitor.
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Wallace Robinson & Morgan support Cancer Research UK

22 May 2014 by Helen in Community Projects

We’re proud, once again to help beat cancer by supporting the work of Solihull Vision and Cancer Research UK.
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New employment dispute conciliation scheme comes into force

08 May 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

A problem at work might reach a point where you feel you want to bring an employment tribunal claim against your employer. Before you do, you need to know about the Early Conciliation (EC) scheme and how it affects you.
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Does your employer view your social media profiles?

23 Apr 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

Following our previous post on what businesses need to think about in relation to their employees’ use of social media. Here are a couple of questions you, as an employee should know the answers to in 2014:
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What you should know about social media, your employees and the law

14 Apr 2014 by Helen in Business Advice

It doesn’t matter whether your company is active on social media platforms. Your employees certainly are. So whether you are prepared or not, you should update your procedures and practices. Here are a couple of basic questions you should already be facing head-on:
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Take a collaborative approach to family law

24 Mar 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

When a family falls apart it is often the children who are caught in the middle. Taking a collaborative approach could be better. It can be a much more amicable and quicker way to resolve personal issues compared to court proceedings, which can be unnecessarily drawn out.
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Family Law: Looking to the future

19 Mar 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

Flick through the papers and you’ll read sweeping statements about the state of the British family unit. There are shock statistics on the increase in divorces, and journalists speculating as to the reasons.
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Cleaning up tree damage after the storms

13 Mar 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

The aftermath and clear-up following a storm is often worse than the storm itself. If you have had any issues with trees damaged by high winds, or having fallen on another’s property, we will help you decide your next steps.
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Wallace Robinson & Morgan Acting in Birmingham Schools Employment Tribunal

12 Mar 2014 by Helen in Our News

It’s a case which has caught the media’s attention. Daniel Zakis of Wallace Robinson & Morgan is acting on behalf of Hilary Owens in her claim against the Governors of Adderley Primary School.
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Make pre-nups legally binding says Law Commission

27 Feb 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

It could prove a noteworthy day. On 27th February 2014 we moved a step closer to pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements becoming legally binding.
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Are you risking everything by using an unregulated Will writer?

25 Feb 2014 by Helen in Advice for your life

Are your life savings important to you? Of course they are, but it’s a question you should think about, especially if you’ve chosen an unregulated Will writer to draft your Will. You’re taking a big risk. You may be leaving your loved ones in a legal minefield.
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Is the law on Prenuptial Agreements about to change?

24 Feb 2014 by Helen in Legal Updates

The Law Commission's report, “Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements project” will be published on 27 February 2014. What will it mean?
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Wallace Robinson & Morgan gain new Law Society quality award

18 Feb 2014 by Helen in Our News

We are proud to announce we have become one of the first 20 practices in the country to secure membership to the Law Society's new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
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Short-listed for Law Firm of the Year 2014

10 Feb 2014 by Helen in Our News

It’s awards time again – fingers crossed. We are delighted to be one of five firms short-listed for the 2014 Birmingham Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year Award.
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Social media: a balancing act in the workplace

24 Jan 2014 by Helen in Social Media

Like it or loathe it, social media is more than just a passing craze. It has become increasingly influential in business, being used for marketing, networking and increasing brand awareness. But both employers and their staff should be careful.
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How to avoid turkeys at your Christmas Party

10 Dec 2013 by Helen in Business Advice

What a treat. Organising the office Christmas party! You’ve worked hard all year and so have your staff. A Christmas party seems the perfect opportunity to let your hair down, relax and treat your employees to the fun-filled night they deserve.
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Social media and contempt of court

05 Dec 2013 by Helen in Advice for your life

Social media made the legal headlines again. The publishing of sensitive information surrounding legal cases prompted the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve to act this week.
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Supporting National Dispute Resolution Week

21 Nov 2013 by Helen in Our News

Family disputes can weigh heavily on your mind. They are often very stressful, not only for those involved, but also for extended family and friends. We’d like to offer our help.

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Solihull the best place to live in Britain

16 Nov 2013 by Helen in Advice for your life

We already knew it, but Solihull is now recognised as the best place to live in the UK. USwitch, the online utilities comparison website has announced the results of their national survey based on a quality of life index.
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What are Help to Buy Schemes?

25 Oct 2013 by Helen in Advice for your life

The Help-to-Buy Scheme was launched at the beginning of October. It aims to encourage people to make the leap onto the property ladder without having to save a large deposit.
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Discounts for local businesses

08 Oct 2013 by Helen in Our News

We offer special terms for some of our legal services to selected partner businesses and their staff members.
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Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd and Others in Landmark Case

30 Aug 2013 by Helen in Legal Updates

A landmark case has recently been heard in the Supreme Court, which will have far-reaching effects on subsequent family law cases. The case dealt with the division of assets upon divorce, and specifically the distribution of seven properties held by a number of companies called the Petrodel Group.
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New rules of child maintenance

26 Aug 2013 by Helen in Legal Updates

Child maintenance has changed. A new scheme was introduced by the Child Support Agency, the body that controls and assesses child maintenance payments, changing the way maintenance is calculated.
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2013 Employment Law Updates

30 Jul 2013 by Helen in Legal Updates

Employment Law is constantly evolving. So much so, it may be difficult for employers to keep up with the changes. Here's a summary.
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Dan Zakis interviewed on BBC WM

26 Jul 2013 by Helen in Our News

On 23rd July, Dan Zakis was interviewed by Danny Kelly, a DJ on a radio talk-show for BBC WM. The thorny topic was neighbours disputes.
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Race for life 2013 update

23 Jul 2013 by Helen in Community Projects

Well done to everyone involved in our recent run, or power-walk at Race for Life and a big thank you to everybody who supported us.
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Meet Your Local Solicitor

24 Jun 2013 by Helen in Community Projects

Keep it local. We’ll be attending the Birmingham Law Society’s Meet your Local Solicitor event on Saturday 29th June between 9:30am and 12:30pm.
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Dorridge Fun Run 2013

14 Jun 2013 by Helen in Community Projects

This year is the 9th Dorridge Fun Run and Summer Fair. Hopefully 2013 will better last year’s tremendous success. The organisers beat their target of £30,000 with a record number of entrants and supporters.
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Race for Life 2013

11 Jun 2013 by Helen in Community Projects

Ten staff members from Wallace Robinson & Morgan Solicitors will be taking part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on Sunday 23rd June 2013.
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At the John Lewis Roadshow

24 May 2013 by Helen in Our News

We were pleased to be invited to participate in the John Lewis partner (employee) benefits roadshow earlier this week.
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Talk to us on Twitter

23 May 2013 by Helen in Our News

We’ve just launched our Twitter account. We’ll be sharing legal updates, tips, and advice. There will also be news about Wallace Robinson & Morgan and our staff.
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Alison Willis - A Qualified Success

03 May 2013 by Helen in Our News

We are pleased to announce that Alison Willis has completed her training and is now a fully qualified solicitor.
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International family disputes increasing rapidly

01 May 2013 by Helen in Legal Updates

Is the world really getting smaller? The number of cross-border family legal disputes being referred to a UK judge who offers assistance in cases has quadrupled in just four years.
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More on the Growth and Infrastructure Bill 2012-13

28 Apr 2013 by Helen in Legal Updates

Further to our post on Home Extension Plans dated 21/4/13. The growth and infrastructure bill was again debated in the House of the Lords and the House of Commons last week.
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Home extension plans amended

21 Apr 2013 by Helen in Legal Updates

Home extension plans have been amended to address concerns that relaxed planning rules will cause disputes between neighbours.
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Quick house sales - what's the catch?

18 Apr 2013 by Helen in Advice for your life

Have you thought of selling your house via a “quick sale” company? If so you’re in danger of being misled, according to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
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Free Legal Advice and Access to Justice

05 Mar 2013 by Helen in Community Projects

Every week, one of our family lawyers runs a clinic at Solihull Citizens Advice Bureau to provide free legal advice for those with family law and other legal issues who would otherwise struggle to pay legal fees.
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What our clients say about us

19 Feb 2013 by Helen in Our News

We aim to deliver a personal, professional service and value the loyalty of our clients. Our success can be measured by the large number of clients who recommend us to their families and friends.
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New website launched

13 Feb 2013 by Helen in Our News

We have just launched our new website and would love to hear what you think. With more people accessing the Internet on mobile devices we had to adapt. By using a responsive design our new website is equally accessible on a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer.
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Short-listed for Law Firm of the Year 2013

06 Feb 2013 by Helen in Our News

We are pleased to have been short-listed for Law Firm of the Year 2013. The Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards have showcased the very best of the region’s legal talent since 2002.
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Upcoming vacancy for Trainee Solicitor

01 Dec 2012 by Helen in Recruitment

Sorry, this position has been filled.
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Legal eagle Helen lands on Solihull BID Board

20 Nov 2012 by Helen in Our News

Helen Gamble, our Practice Manager, has joined the board of Solihull Business Improvement District with the aim of working with the BID to promote the wide range of businesses located in the town centre, with a particular emphasis on Solihull’s wealth of professional service firms.
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Help reduce chance of home-sale collapse

20 Nov 2012 by Helen in Legal Updates

The chances of a home sale falling through can be reduced if buyers and sellers act early.
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Movember

01 Nov 2012 by Helen in Community Projects

Four members of our staff participated in Movember recently. Mike, John, Tim and Dan are to be known as the Wallace Robinson & Movember team.
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National Family Dispute Resolution Week launched

24 Sep 2012 by Helen in Legal Updates

Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and professionals committed to taking conflict out of family disputes, are launching a national campaign, Family Dispute Resolution Week, starting today (24/09/2012).
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Inspired by the Olympic Spirit

14 Aug 2012 by Helen in Community Projects

Have you been inspired by the Olympics? Members of our staff have been. Some dusted off their running shoes to take part in a series of sponsored runs this summer.
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Announcing Employer Protection Service

31 Jul 2012 by Helen in Legal Updates

A raft of employment legislation, increased employee awareness of their legal rights and difficult economic circumstances have resulted in a significant increase in the number of employment claims being submitted to the Employment Tribunal Service in recent months.
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Sharn Nijjar joins the family law department

27 Jul 2012 by Helen in Our News

We're pleased to have a new member of the team to work alongside Kathryn Ferris in the family law department.
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2012 Knowle Fun Run

29 May 2012 by Helen in Community Projects

Knowle & Dorridge Lions Group held their Annual Fun Run on Sunday 13th May 2012. The Hughes's made it a family affair with Paul (senior partner at Wallace Robinson & Morgan), his wife, Chrisine and son, Robert running in this year’s event.
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Are you a commercial tenant?

10 May 2012 by Helen in Legal Updates

If you're a commercial tenant and your landlord agrees for you to assign your interest in the lease to someone else (“an assignee”) it's not as simple as you might believe.
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Free consultation with experienced property solicitor

24 Apr 2012 by Helen in Our News

Thinking of buying or selling your home? Contact us for a FREE consultation with an experienced property solicitor.... The mysteries of moving house explained!
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WRM Good Solicitors raise money for WillAid

24 Apr 2012 by Helen in Community Projects

Wallace Robinson & Morgan were one of the firms of "Good Solicitors" who participated in the national Will Aid charity event during November 2011.
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Do we need a written partnership agreement?

19 Apr 2012 by Helen in Legal Updates

If you're in business with a partner the simple answer is YES. Without a written partnership agreement you'll be relying on default provisions in legislation to govern the running of the partnership and the relationship between the partners.
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Conveyancing Quality Scheme

29 Mar 2012 by Helen in Legal Updates

In 2011, Wallace Robinson & Morgan solicitors became one of the first practices in the country to secure membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – the mark of excellence for the home buying process.
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