Individuals may have various motivations, whether commendable or dubious, for placing assets they have acquired in the names of others. A recent High Court ruling has underscored the inherent risks in such arrangements in the absence of adequate legal safeguards.
In a case that broke new legal ground and will have widespread implications, a judge has answered that burning question in the affirmative.
No one should be allowed to profit from their own wrongdoing and that is why judges usually dismiss compensation claims that are tainted by illegality.
Couples who buy a home together tend to assume that true love lasts forever and that the property should be owned in equal shares…
A couple who paid £1.2 million for a seaside home which turned out to be riddled with defects won six-figure compensation from a negligent surveyor.
The Coronavirus epidemic is increasingly affecting the way we deal with property conveyancing transactions. However, Seatons will continue to offer the best possible service to clients, taking into account recommendations from the Law Society and advice from government and the NHS.
A failure to take legal advice cost a property buyer his £35,000 deposit as he fell foul of the time limits for the purchase. Purchasing property at auction can be legally hazardous as the following case shows.
When buying holiday homes abroad, it is absolutely vital to employ solicitors who are entirely independent of the vendors.