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Court Compels Insurers to Honour Policy Terms

14th December, 2016 By

Insurers are often less than happy to pay up gracefully in the event of a claim and legal advice is sometimes necessary to enforce your rights. In one case, lawyers representing the owner of a listed building that was gutted by fire won a Court of Appeal ruling that insurers were obliged to pay more than £2 million towards the cost of reinstatement. After the fire left the building in a ruinous condition, the insurers sought to avoid paying out on the policy on various grounds, including misrepresentation and non-disclosure....

Undisclosed Assets on Break-Up Cause Problems for Executor

13th December, 2016 By

When a couple break up, a financial settlement is normally agreed between them as part of the proceedings and that, usually, is that. However, in a recent case involving civil partners who had split up, the death of one partner shortly after the financial settlement had been concluded was followed by clear evidence that she had misled the court over the extent of her wealth when the settlement was made. Her former civil partner went to court to claim that the settlement in her favour should be rescinded and a more...

Failure to Prove Trust Relationship Stymies Effort to Block Sale of Property

8th December, 2016 By

A surprising number of cases are brought to court each year in which allegations are made that the true ownership of an asset is something other than the 'paper' ownership, and these often involve properties. A recent case involving a divorced couple is not untypical. The couple were married under Sharia law and an investment property was subsequently purchased which was in the wife's sole name. They were later divorced. Some time after that, the husband was imprisoned after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud and his ex-wife sold the...

Kensington & Chelsea Moving House Solicitors

6th December, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

We recognise that moving house can be one of the most costly and important steps that anyone makes, and one of the most stressful of life’s experiences. We offer a service designed to minimise problems wherever possible and to keep you informed at every important stage.We have a wide range of experience, working on different types of property and transactions. As well as assisting with residential property transactions of all sizes ranging from high value properties to studio flats for use as a home or as an investment, we...