Longridge: 01772 783 314 | Garstang: 01995 602 129 | Lancaster: 01524 581 306 
 
Longridge: 01772 783 314 
Garstang: 01995 602 129 
Lancaster: 01524 581 306 
The Health and Safety Executive, HSE defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. 
A guide for the time in between exchange and completion: - 
 
How long have you got? 
 
Historically; people used to have approximately a month between exchange and completion. Now its normal to have a week but sometimes turn around can be as quick…same day kind of quick! The good news is that you have a say in the time you leave between exchange and completion so think about how long you want. You will need to decide this before the exchange takes place. 
 
If you want to remain calm, sane and organised we advise avoiding an exchange and completion taking place of the same day. Despite the massive temptation we at MG Legal, Lancaster law firm, recommend that you avoid at all costs! 
Usually, when you prepare a Will through your local solicitors for Wills, MG Legal, we would ask that you attend the office to sign, and two members of staff would be able to act as your witnesses (we’ve witnessed so many Wills, we’ve started to dream about it!). Sometimes, we even visit people at their properties and act as witnesses there. It all depends on how able you are to travel to our offices. 
Approximately 1115,000 couples divorce each year in England and Wales. If you need to seek advice in relation to Divorce Law and the Procedure, contact MG Legal, your local divorce Solicitors. Currently divorce law is based on a statute enacted in 1973 and it is argued that this law is hopelessly out of date. Certainly, there have been attempts at reform and more recently there have been requests for launching a campaign for ‘no fault’ divorce. Sir James Munby making his support for a ‘no fault divorce’ clear “The simple fact, to speak plainly, is that….the law which judges have to apply and the procedure which they have to follow are based on hypocrisy and a lack of intellectual honesty”. Read on to discover the current law. 
A very Happy New Year from MG Legal, your solicitors in Lancaster. It is at this point of the year at which we ponder over what the upcoming year will bring. At MG Legal, your Lancaster Law Firm, our team of conveyancers are also considering what the year may bring in the conveyancing world. 
 
There have been a number of recent observations, which place emphasis on the need for transparency within the conveyancing sector. This is, in particular, in terms of fees, the process and time scales. MG Legal, your Lancaster law firm, are already one step ahead in addressing these points to ensure the best experience for our clients. 
I am painfully aware that I am writing this in January. Ever the optimist I am going to concentrate on the fact that it is 57 days until Spring and in my mind, it is sort of Spring…ish. I mean Christmas is out of the way. And there is no doubt about it, everything just feels better in the Spring…everything looks better in the Spring too which is why most people choose to sell in Spring. The gardens look pretty, the daffodils are blooming, and everything feels fresh so let us have a look at the Conveyancers guide to gardening. Which isn’t so much a guide to gardening rather look at Japanese Knotweed and the messy horror it causes (that took a dark turn didn’t it!). You may have heard… it cost £70 million to clear the blight at the London Olympics in 2012! 
Ever seen the Despicable Me when the Minions start saying “blah blah blah”? If you haven’t then the reference will probably make as much sense to you as some of the terminology used in Conveyancing. If you have then you’ll know that when Solicitors start talking then often, they may as well be saying “blah blah blah” for all then sense it makes! Well never fear for a (wanna be) Superhero is here to explain the terminology of the contract to you (ha! Bet you thought it was going to be something way more exciting!) 
So, following our post last week explaining the A-F of Common Legal Terms, Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, are back again to give you common legal words that fall under the letters G to K. We know, it seems like we’re taking baby steps getting this alphabetical legal guide to you, but it’s almost Christmas and there’s just too many words for one post! So, stay with us, and we’ll get there eventually – we promise! 
 
And, as last time, if there’s a word not on the list that you want explaining, drop it in the comments below and we will do our best to assist, or give us a call on 01524 581 306 for some guidance. 
When you are creating Lasting Powers of Attorney, one question that you will be asked is: How should my Attorneys Act? 
 
There are three different ways: Jointly, Jointly and Severally or Jointly for some decisions, Jointly and Severally for others. Your nearest solicitors, MG Legal, explain what the terms mean, and how the decisions will subsequently be dealt with. You can appoint up to four Attorneys initially, and up to four replacement Attorneys to act in the event that one of your Attorneys in unable to do so. MG Legal, your nearest solicitors for Wills, would suggest getting in contact via email to enquiries@mglegal.co.uk for advice specific to your situation. 
It is usually a topic that you wouldn’t really consider when getting divorce: what happens if your spouse (or recently ex-spouse) passes away. Unfortunately, it is a more common event than people would expect and it can, in some cases, change the outcome of proceedings in a dramatic way. 
 
In the case of WA v Executors of the Estate of HA & Others [2015] EWHC 2233 (Fam), WA, the wife of the deceased, appealed against a Consent Order on the basis that the Husband committed suicide 22 days after the Order was made. She argued that this constituted a Barder event, and she should therefore be entitled to claim back the sum already paid to the Husband. 

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