Entries by carlievans

Victims of domestic violence will get more support

The changes to domestic violence evidence requirements have come into effect. This means more help for victims of domestic abuse in family law disputes. Victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court. The changes to evidence requirements in private family law disputes have come into effect. There will no […]

No fault divorce. What is the future of divorce law?

In the recent decision in Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182, [2017] All ER (D) 23 (Apr) the Court of Appeal confirmed that the test in s 1(2)(b) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) is an objective/subjective hybrid. The existing divorce law in England and Wales states that in order for a divorce to […]

Office closure

Due to severe weather conditions, our offices are closed today and will reopen on Monday. Should you wish to contact us regarding an urgent family/child care matter then please telephone 07890 982057 or email ce@passmores.com for any Wills, Probate, LPA advice. We apologise for any inconvenience

Probate: an overview [by Miss Carli Evans, Partner]

Dealing with a person’s Estate following their passing can be a daunting and stressful experience. There is generally a great deal of paperwork to deal with which can seem even more burdensome mixed with feelings of grief and distress. This article aims to give you a basic understanding of the Probate process to assist in […]

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014: An overview of a Landlord’s obligations

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (the “Act”) received royal assent on 17 September 2014. The Act deals with a whole range of issues including the private rented sector, homelessness, and the provision of sites for gypsies and travellers. This article aims to give private landlords a brief overview of their obligations under the Act, as […]

Vacancy – Legal Secretary

We seek an experienced Legal Secretary to join our busy Private Client team. Essential skills required: 1. Audio typing; 2. IT literate Desirable skills required: 1. Wills & Probate experience We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Secretary to join us at our office in Barry, South Wales, on a full time basis. Audio typing […]

Taking Children Abroad – what is the law?

You must get the permission of everyone with Parental Responsibility for a child OR the permission of the Court before taking a child abroad. Taking a child without permission is Child Abduction. We here at Passmores Solicitors are specialists in domestic and international children matters (including Hague Convention and Wardship matters). Should you be seeking […]

10% off Conveyancing fees during February 2017

We here at Passmores Solicitors are pleased to offer a discount of 10% off your legal fees for all new residential conveyancing matters taken on between 1 February 2017 and 28 February 2017 Please quote the following discount code/ref when obtaining your quotation: PDS10. Please call us on 01446 721000, email us mail@passmores.com, or complete our […]

Cancer Research UK Free Will Service

Passmores Solicitors are proud to announce that to date, our clients have pledged in excess of £972,485.00 to Cancer Research UK via the Cancer Research UK Free Will Scheme. Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving more lives by preventing, controlling, and curing cancer. 98% of Cancer Research UK’s research […]

Resolution: Code of Practice

We’re a proud member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution membership is about the approach we take to our work. This means that as a Resolution member, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation, support and encourage […]