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Varying Maintenance Orders

The Court of Appeals decision in Mickovski v Liddell [2017] EWCA Civ 251 has highlighted the difficulty in varying maintenance orders (also known as spousal maintenance or periodical payments) . In this case, the husband had argued that the periodical...

George Green Launches Vacation Placement Scheme

The leading law firm George Green launched its 2017 undergraduate student vacation scheme this week. During the next few weeks a number of law students will be spending time with the firm .The programme involves students spending time with partners and...

Speedier Divorce Process Announced

The President of the Family Division has announced a formal “delinking” of Divorce and Financial Matters, following a successful Pilot programme.   In short the Divorce element, provided it is uncontested, will remain at the Regional...

Westley Engineering Ltd Completes Acquisition of Pressings

Birmingham engineering firm, Westley Engineering Ltd, have just completed the acquisition of the pressings business from James Hutton Pressings Ltd, Bordesley Green for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, advised by leading Black Country law firm George...

George Green LLP runs through obstacles for Combat Stress

A team from George Green LLP has completed a 5k inflatable obstacle run raising money for the law firm’s charity of the year, combat Stress. The team had great time running around the course and finding their feet on some of the largest and most...

MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Proposals by the House of Commons and House of Lords’ Joint Committee on Human Rights are likely to require increased vigilance by all companies against human slavery and other human rights abuses, according to a leading corporate lawyer. “The...

GEORGE GREEN MAKES SIGNIFICANT PARTNER HIRE

George Green is pleased to announce that it has appointed James Lowe as a Regulatory and Licensing Partner in its Dispute Resolution Team. James will be based in the firm’s Cradley Heath office. James specialises in regulatory and licensing matters...

CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND THE PSC REGISTER

Companies House has announced its latest measures intended to achieve the Government’s ultimate goal of total transparency of ownership of UK companies, according to a corporate lawyer. “One of the Government’s stated objectives is to make...

George Green Announces Significant Partner Promotions

Solicitors Mark Vandaele and Paul Woodman have been promoted to Partner at one of the Midlands’ leading law firms, George Green. Mark Vandaele is a family law specialist and is recognised as a leader in his field .Mark advises a broad spectrum of...

GEORGE GREEN LLP'S CORPORATE TEAM ADVISES ON CYBERSECURITY DEAL

Philip Round, a corporate partner at George Green LLP, has successfully advised on the recent sale of Cygnia Technologies Limited to SecureData. Cygnia Technologies Limited and SecureData are both established providers of cybersecurity services having...

CONTRACT DRAFTING: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH BANK CASE

A recent case has shown that parties who fail to document their rights and responsibilities carefully cannot expect the courts to rectify incomplete drafting, according to a corporate lawyer. “It is possible for courts to imply terms into a contract...

George Green make a new hire for their Private Client team.

George Green is pleased to announce that Legal Executive Liz Waterhouse has joined their ever growing Private Client team. Liz brings her wealth of knowledge to the Private Client team covering many aspects such as Will Drafting, the preparation of Lasting...

GEORGE GREEN MAKES SIGNIFICANT HIRE IN WOLVERHAMPTON

George Green is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed Karen Grimshaw as an Associate Solicitor in its Residential Property Department. Karen will be based in the firm’s Wolverhampton office. Karen specialises in all aspects of Residential...

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: IMPORTANCE OF THE CLIENT CARE LETTER

A recent High Court case has demonstrated the importance for clients of understanding the terms of their professional advisor’s engagement, according to a corporate lawyer.  “The extent of a professional’s duty depends primarily on...

SECURED LENDING REFORMS DRAW NEARER

Reforms proposed by the Law Commission, intended to provide a more streamlined regime for secured lending to unincorporated businesses has received Government support, according to a leading corporate and banking lawyer. “In our October update we...

FASHIONING A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT CLAUSE

Recent litigation involving a high street clothing chain has illustrated the importance of carefully drafting non-compete clauses in a share sale agreement, according to a corporate lawyer. “It is common for share purchase agreements to seek to impose...

Maintenance Increased after Ex Wife makes Poor Financial Decisions

When Mr and Mrs Mills divorced 15 years ago Mrs Mills was awarded the lion’s share of the capital of the marriage.  She received a lump sum of £230,000 and spousal maintenance of £1,100 per month.  Mrs Mills invested the money...

GEORGE GREEN LLP'S CORPORATE TEAM ADVISES ON £4 MILLION DEAL

Philip Round, Partner within the Corporate team at George Green, has successfully advised on the recent disposal of Network Direct Limited to Harwood Wealth Management Group plc in a deal worth up to £4 million. Network Direct Limited is a national...

George Green LLP appoints a new Trainee Solicitor

We would like to introduce and welcome our new Trainee Solicitor to George Green LLP. Shane Thompson joins George Green LLP as a Trainee Solicitor and takes his first seat with the firm in the Family Team at our Wolverhampton office. David Stevenson George...

INFORMAL VARIATION OF COMPANY CONSTITUTION

A recent case has demonstrated that a consistent course of conduct by directors and shareholders which is contrary to the express provisions in a company’s constitution may well result in an implied variation of the document, according to a corporate...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

This Bill received its second reading on 27 January 2017.  It proposes to amend section 25(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.   The purpose of this private member’s Bill is said to be ‘to reform the law relating to the...

George Green supports Combat Stress

Midlands law firm George Green LLP has recently chosen the charity it will raise funds for during the course of 2017. After polling staff, George Green announces that during 2017 it will raise funds to support Combat Stress. Combat Stress is the...

Breach of Partnership Duties

A partner who breaches his duties to the partnership risks losing some or all of his share of the partnership profits earned in the period during which the breach occurs, according to a corporate lawyer.  “A partner is an agent of the partnership...

Failure of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill

The Bill, if enacted, would have amended the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to allow heterosexual couples to enter into a civil partnership.  The premise of the bill was to enable couples that were opposed to marriage in its traditional form to have a...

THE DANGERS OF NOT FINALISING A CONTRACT

A recent case has starkly illustrated the potentially disastrous consequences of not properly concluding contractual negotiations, according to a leading corporate lawyer.  “Due to time constraints, parties to a commercial venture often proceed on...
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