Updates and Legal News

Have you got everything you need for a summer holiday planned with your children – passport, suitcase, parent consent form?

Now we are finally allowed to leave the country again, the airports are full of people trying to get away and spend some time in the sun. If you are planning to take your children abroad during the summer holidays, do you need to obtain the other parent’s consent? If...
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Divorced online? Don’t forget your Financial Order!

The 6 April 2022 saw the biggest shake up in divorce law for 50 years with the introduction of the new ‘no-fault’ divorce. Previously, couples had to establish one of 5 facts to prove that they were entitled to a divorce. The new system sees a much simpler process...
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Laura Tarbuck is welcomed back to the firm

Laura has returned to the firm after the birth of her second child. Laura is a Solicitor and Associate in the Family Department with 11 years of experience specialising in separation, including cohabitation disputes, divorce and financial matters  and private children...
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PRESS RELEASE

Clarkes Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of new Associates to the firm. Luke Townsend (Conveyancing Solicitor), Sarah Sharpe (Wills and Probate Solicitor) and Luke Taylor (Litigation Solicitor), are the latest to be promoted to Associate level within...
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To follow or not to follow?

So what am I talking about? To follow what? I am talking about the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines which can be found here:- https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/speeding-revised-2017/ These guidelines specifically refer...
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Divorced online? Don’t forget your Financial Order!

The 6 April 2022 saw the biggest shake up in divorce law for 50 years with the introduction of the new ‘no-fault’ divorce. Previously, couples had to establish one of 5 facts to prove that they were entitled to a divorce. The new system sees a much simpler process...

Laura Tarbuck is welcomed back to the firm

Laura has returned to the firm after the birth of her second child. Laura is a Solicitor and Associate in the Family Department with 11 years of experience specialising in separation, including cohabitation disputes, divorce and financial matters  and private children...

PRESS RELEASE

Clarkes Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of new Associates to the firm. Luke Townsend (Conveyancing Solicitor), Sarah Sharpe (Wills and Probate Solicitor) and Luke Taylor (Litigation Solicitor), are the latest to be promoted to Associate level within...

To follow or not to follow?

So what am I talking about? To follow what? I am talking about the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines which can be found here:- https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/speeding-revised-2017/ These guidelines specifically refer...

Changes to Multiple Occupation House (HMO) Rules

Are you a landlord who lets out rooms to individuals or groups forming two or more separate households?  If so, make sure you are up to date on the latest housing rental rules.  Emma Evans of Clarkes Solicitors explains.   The Ministry of Housing has recently put into...

When is a Divorce Not a Divorce?

I was watching the recent ITV drama ‘Girlfriends’ when something struck a chord with me. We saw unhappy Gail receive her Decree Nisi from the court and rather tearfully exclaim ‘well, that’s it then’. Later, Gail’s friend Sue pointed out that she wasn’t actually...

End of an Era for Clarkes Oakengates

Times move on and Clarkes Solicitors announced the closure of its Oakengates office on 16 March 2018 after some 45 years of trading in the town. For the better servicing of client affairs, the business of the Oakengates office and all the staff have transferred to...

Do Something Amazing

We all start the New Year with good intentions which for most of us involves eating less, drinking less and moving more. The thought of that New Year resolution fills me with dread not optimism as I always feel that I am losing something I enjoy and it most definitely...

Clarkes head out to inspire the next generation of Lawyers

On Friday 26 January Clarkes headed out to Adams Grammar School Careers Convention to speak to pupils about a future career in the Law. It was a fantastically well attended event with lots of intelligent questions and a range of advice given, from which subjects to...

2018 Moving Forward

As we start a New Year, we look back over the past 12 months and what an eventful year it has been for the firm. Some changes you may already be aware of but just in case you have missed any part of it here is a brief round-up. We started the year with the launch of...

Clarkes in the Community

Clarkes saw out 2017 in a fabulous festive style with the support of two community projects with our Shropshire neighbours. Throughout December we ran a fantastically festive Christmas competition with schools throughout Shropshire with book tokens and selection boxes...

Parental Alienation

It’s not the latest scary sequel to “Home Alone” or “Men In Black”.  It’s worse.  There have been stories in the newspapers, and even a debate within Parliament earlier this year. ‘Parental Alienation’ has been troubling the pundits and causing...

Police Bail – Changes in the Law

If you have been arrested by the police in the past you are likely to be aware that the police had powers to impose stringent bail conditions once you were released, pending an investigation into the alleged crime. Many suspects were put on bail with onerous...

After 3, JUMP!

On Saturday 28 October at Whitchurch Airfield, Amy Follows and Sian Harrison will be putting their lives in the hands of a skydive pilot as they do a 10,000 feet free fall tandem skydive in aid of the Severn Hospice. The dare devils have been reported to be “super...

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