Dividing Property Shares’: What’s Yours Is Mine?

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If a romantic partner kept the home fire burning, managed the expenses, contributed to the bills and joined in your ‘friendship circle’ when you were together, do not be shocked that he/she will also want a share of the house if the relationship falls apart – it is time for you to take a step back and plan ahead to protect your assets. You may find it helpful to learn about the ‘ins and outs’ of how cohabitation and the division of proprietary assets work in the United Kingdom.

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Cannot Attend Your Trial? A Quick Insight On CPR 39.3(3)

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The moral of the story is… if you do not turn up at court, you do not get heard. According to CPR 39.3(3), courts have the authority to proceed with the trial even when one of the parties do not attend. So when your lawyer tells you that your attendance is mandatory, you may want to take that advice. However, if you have strong mitigating circumstances, you will find that CPR 39.3(3) provides an extremely helpful solution. Let’s assume that during your absence, the court gives judgment or makes an order against you. In this case, you can make an application under CPR 39.3(3) to apply for judgment or to set aside the order. An application will likely be successful if these two points are satisfied – First, you act promptly and second, you provide concrete evidence that justifies that you had good reasons not to show up. Read More