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In our Articles section you’ll find a huge archive of articles on every day legal issues arranged by topic – Property Law, Litigation, Wills and Trusts, Family Law, Business & Commercial Law, Estates, Elder Law and Employment Law. Each of these articles has been written by one of the lawyers here at Smith and Partners and designed to help you understand the kinds of legal issues that affect you. Below you can find a teaser of our most recently published articles.

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Latest Articles
31/05/2012 |
It is increasingly common for client to report that they didn’t try to protect themselves from the equal sharing provisions of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 because they had heard...
28/05/2012 |
 Buying a business is a big decision that will have a significant impact on your personal and financial life for years to come.  There are complexities to understand when buying...
23/05/2012 |
If you are the landlord of a commercial property, and your tenant is selling its business, you may want to know what say you have as to who the new...
16/04/2012 |
A title is in effect the ownership paper for your property.  A title is also referred to as a “Unique Identifier” or “CT” (Certificate of Title).   The title records: the legal...
16/04/2012 |
Fee simple is often referred to as “an estate in fee simple” or “freehold”. (Freehold not to be confused with having no mortgage).  A fee simple title is considered to...

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