Yarwood Holmes Law Limited Logo


Stay informed with Yarwood Holmes Law's insights and news in the legal profession.
Solicitor giving will to woman to sign

If I'm Married Do I Really Need a Will?

Mar 13, 2022

Marriage is a huge event life event for anyone involved. In this respect, it is also important to take into account the legal aspects involved in the union. One aspect of this is family and future planning,…

Mother and daughter in café

Has My Relative Left a Will?

Mar 13, 2022

There are several starting points when looking for a Will. We'll take a look at the first steps in finding out if your relative has a Will

Pink piggy bank with coins

Additional Funding For Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

Feb 15, 2022

On 16 January 2022, the Ministry of Justice announced that an additional £1.3 million will be made available for the family mediation voucher scheme, which was launched in March 2021. The extra investment…

Photo of a man clenching his fist near a woman covering her face

The Law is Changing to Allow Victims of Domestic Abuse More Time to Report Crimes

Feb 15, 2022

The government has announced that victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales will be given more time to report assaults.

Photo of an elderly lady holding hands with a younger lady

Why Make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Feb 15, 2022

Lasting Power of Attorney, also known as LPAs are a powerful legal tool that allows an individual to choose someone to handle their decisions if they are no longer able to do so. We take a look at LPAs,…

Remember A Charity Week Logo

Remember a Charity in Your Will Week

Sep 08, 2021

This week sees the launch of the annual Remember A Charity Week to promote the benefits of leaving a gift in your Will for a good cause. The week runs from the 6th to the 12th of September and encourages…

English coins and notes

£500 Voucher Available Towards Family Mediation Costs

Jul 06, 2021

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is investing one million pounds in supporting families who could benefit from using family mediation. The voucher scheme offers £500 towards the cost of using a mediator,…

Help written on a distressed woman's palm

Are The Courts Letting Down Survivors of Domestic Abuse?

Jul 01, 2021

During the initial lockdown in 2020, The National Domestic Abuse Helpline seen an increase of over 25% in requests for help both over the phone and online. With surging reports of domestic abuse cases,…

Ethnic couple sitting on sofa having marriage issues

No Fault Divorces Will Not Come Into Effect Until April 2022

Jun 23, 2021

Almost a year has gone by since legislation was passed allowing married couples to divorce without any fault from either party. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 brought forward several…

Black couple arguing together in bathroom

Safety From Domestic Abuse and Special Measures in Remote and Hybrid Hearings

Jun 21, 2021

The Family Justice Council has posted comprehensive guidance for the Courts to assist parties in family proceedings to implement and plan for special measures as we move into the digital arena to help…

A kid with multi-coloured hand paint

Child Maintenance Payments Top £2.3 Billion

Jun 07, 2021

The Department of Work and Pensions has recently released a set of new statistics on separated families covering the financial years ending 2019 to 2020. The data shows that 56% of families have a child…

Photo of a man embracing a woman

Post-Nuptial Agreements: What You Need To Know

Sep 08, 2020

Unlike a pre-nuptial agreement which is signed before marriage commences, a post-nuptial is signed during a marriage to ascertain any financial assets and responsibilities if the marriage was to break…