Legal Resources and News

 Read jargon-free articles and guidance pieces written in-house by our solicitors and keep up to date with what's happening at Neves.

With more and more sophisticated technology available at a relatively low cost, it is becoming easier to make covert recordings, including in the workplace. We are often asked whether an employee or indeed a manager can make a covert recording at wor…

From 6 February 2020, the statutory legacy for the surviving spouses of those who die intestate will increase from £250,000 to £270,000. The new rules dictate that if the deceased has children, their surviving spouse will inherit receives the first £…

What is a Stalking Protection Order?

Stalking was made a specific criminal offence in England and Wales in 2012. However, from 20th January 2020, police will be able to apply to magistrates for a “Stalking Protection Order (SPO)” and courts will als…

Statistics released by the Family Court in the first half of last year show that compared to the same quarter in 2018 divorces were taking 8 weeks longer. On average it now takes 33 weeks to get from filing your divorce petition with the Court to dec…

When starting a small business there is much to focus on, and with budget and time constraints, sometimes getting robust legal arrangements in place can get overlooked.  It may have been just you, testing the waters, and so didn’t need an office, con…

By Melissa Doherty, Trainee Solicitor in the Family Law Department

On the 27th November, Beth Woodward, specialist Family Lawyer, and I attended the MKACT domestic abuse course in Milton Keynes. It was a very insightful and eye-opening experience th…