What is conveyancing? Why do I need it?

Moving home? Buying or selling an investment property? We know there’s a lot of financial aspects to consider. The questions we’re asked most weeks are ‘what is conveyancing?’ and ‘why do I need it?’ Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property or piece of land from the seller to the buyer. Louise Palmer, head of […]

ORJ donates nearly £2k to Crohn’s and Colitis UK

This month, we are donating £1,985.65 to Crohn’s and Colitis UK and raising awareness of the charity throughout the office, as we have 3 sufferers in a team of 40 people. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK. For more information visit the […]

DISPUTES ABOUT CHILDREN: What happens following a separation when you are accused of being an unfit parent?

Head of Family Law and Solicitor at ORJ Solicitors, Pavneet Matharu, explains the process of clearing your name and re-establishing contact with your children. There is a common misconception that mothers are favoured as primary carers of children over fathers but, in fact, the Family Court presumes that both parents should be equally involved their […]

Pensions on Divorce

At ORJ we are routinely instructed to advise spouses on their pension rights upon divorce. The following sets out the basics for clients to be aware of.   Pension rights are important The law says that when a married couple divorce and divide their assets, pension rights must be taken into account.   What happens to a pension […]

ORJ Joins Tesco Bank Panel

As ORJ joins the Tesco bank conveyancing panel Louise Palmer explains the benefits to clients, builders, brokers, agents and IFA’s of using or recommending a firm that is on every bank panel. ORJ has one of the largest conveyancing departments in the region. We complete about £200m of house purchases and sales each year and […]

Construction Disputes – A Contractors Tale: Defeated Before You Set-off?

Prolonged construction disputes, particularly those involving more than two parties, can have a devastating effect on both profits and cash flow. Using set-off on construction claims, as a means to reduce the financial impact of unresolved disputes can be an extremely effective strategy; however, it is one which does carry risk and must therefore be […]

Construction Act 2009 – What You Need To Know – Part 2 – Adjudication

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 finally came into force on the 1st October 2011; so, by now, it should be on the radar of everybody contracting within the construction industry, whether employer, contractor or sub-contractor. The Construction Act makes a number of changes to the operation of construction contracts; including important […]

Construction Act 2009 – What You need to know – Part 1 Payment

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 finally came into force on the 1st October 2011; so, by now, it should be on the radar of everybody contracting within the construction industry, whether employer, contractor or sub-contractor. The Construction Act 2009 makes a number of changes to the operation of construction contracts; including […]

Top 5 Mistakes Owners Make When Selling A Business

It is estimated that around 15% of UK business owners are looking to selling a business at any one time. While it is true that the economic downturn has affected the ability of potential sellers to find a buyer, it is also true that a good company will always sell. However with as little as 1 in 10 […]