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Am I Entitled To Half Of Everything If I Am Part Of A Cohabiting Couple?

Stresses and strains from the last 12 months have had their effects on every relationship but where do you stand legally if you’re part of a cohabiting couple and things... Read more

What Does A 13th Century Persian Poet Have To Do With Mediation?

Well, you may or may not be aware of the connection but Rumi (being the Persian poet) has become very popular recently, especially with people in their twenties and the... Read more

Mediation from your sofa?

We are all facing new challenges due to the Covid 19 pandemic and new ways of working for those working from home but we are beginning to adjust. Mediation has... Read more

“Common Law Marriage” – Does it Exist?

Increasingly more couples are choosing to live together rather than get married.  Recent data from the Office of National Statistics shows that cohabitation has increased by up to 25% over... Read more

Increase in Court actions in respect of Powers of Attorney

There has been a dramatic increase recently in the number of interventions which have been made by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). A recent article in the Law... Read more

What is Civil and Commercial Mediation?

As taking court proceedings can be very costly and time consuming, a large number of people are now choosing to use mediation to resolve disputes as it can be cheaper... Read more

Sarah Spence joins the Mediation Centre with our Partner Ashwin Topiwala

Dodds Solicitors LLP are pleased to announce that Associate Solicitor Sarah Spence is now qualified as an accredited civil and commercial mediator. Sarah joins the Mediation Centre with our Partner... Read more

Debt Recovery

If you are having difficulties with customers not paying their invoices and need assistance with debt collection then please contact Sarah Spence Associate Solicitor at Dodds Solicitors. Sarah can advise... Read more

Options for those in Islamic Marriages not recognised by UK law

Following on from Jennifer McNeil’s blog of the 13th August 2018 regarding whether an Islamic marriage and or divorce can be recognised in an English court. If having taken advice... Read more
18th September 2018

The Queen of Soul

As many of you will be aware the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away recently. You may be surprised to learn that although she was very wealthy (some... Read more