Cunningtons virus position

Since being established in 1748 Cunningtons has continued serving clients through many turbulent times. We will continue to do so in these current unprecedented times amid the impact the COVID19 virus is having on all our lives. We are committed to the safety of all our staff and clients, so whilst we are no longer […]

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Coronavirus Will writing

Current laws regarding the signing of Wills have been in place since 1837 Section 3 of the Wills Act 1837 sets out that no Will shall be valid unless: it is in writing, and signed by the testator, or by some other person in their presence and by their direction; and it appears that the […]

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Following the announcement of the Prime Minster on 23rd March 2020 our offices are now CLOSED. A skeleton staff will be operating remotely where possible. Please contact us by email (and, but only where necessary, by post; our letter boxes remain open at this time). Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption to service, we […]

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Family isolation issues - COVID-19

At Cunningtons we understand that matters concerning your family life are amongst the most stressful things that you could ever have to deal with.  In addition to that stress, we are now facing unprecedented times with the threat of the coronavirus – and all the new pressures that come with it. The Family Law team […]

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International Women's Day 2020

#IWD2020 #EachforEqual Today, 8th March 2020 marks International Women’s Day 2020. This year’s campaign theme is #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world. Individually we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can collectively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate […]

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Nikah wedding ceremony

For a marriage to be legally recognised in England and Wales it must comply with certain legal requirements. Even if your marriage is recognised by your community or religion, it may not be a lawful marriage according to English Law. A Court of Appeal decision ruled that the marriage of a woman who wed her […]

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Cohabitation claims ToLATA

Co-habitation and co-ownership are increasingly popular ways of owning property. We look at the different ways of setting ownership up, as well as what happens if the relationship breaks down.

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Solicitor vacancy in Brighton

Are you a Residential Property Solicitor looking for an exciting chance to work at an award winning firm? The Firm We are sympathetic & supportive throughout, which reflects in our great employee retention (the Senior Partners started as a paralegal with the firm), teamwork is key, along with excellent customer service skills. We treat both […]

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Opportunities for IHT-free giving

As we approach the end of tax year 2019/2020 on the 5th April 2020 now is a good time to make use of your annual exemption for gifts – if you have no already done so. Making use of ‘gifts’ Everyone has an annual exemption of £3,000.00 which allows you to make gifts of assets […]

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Free Wills in March 2020

Free Wills from Cunningtons for over 55s this March During the month of March 2020, Cunningtons Solicitors LLP will be taking part in Free Wills Month. Free Wills Month is organised by a number of different charities; the scheme is designed to reinforce the need for everyone to have a professionally-drawn up Will, while raising […]

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Vacancies at Cunningtons

We are looking for a 3 year PQE residential conveyancing solicitor to join our Braintree and Chelmsford teams.  Must also be a good team player, happy to motivate a team and work under their own initiative. Must be able to deal with residential sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and be prepared to “muck in” […]

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Siblings and inheritance tax

Currently, in England and Wales only those who are married or civil partners do not have any inheritance tax to pay on assets left to them by their spouse. Any other class of people who live together do not enjoy the same inheritance rights and can potentially see an inheritance tax bill of 40% of […]

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