Shropshire Business Festival

Great to be part of the Shropshire Business Festival this year and meet with so many local businesses

Flood Risk in Telford, Shrewsbury and Shropshire

When purchasing a property in Telford, Shrewsbury or Shropshire you may want to consider whether that property is within a flood risk area, particularly those that may be in close proximity to the River Severn. Our expert conveyancing team carry out an Environmental Search as part of their standard searches against a property in Telford, […]

What is a Personal Guarantee and why do I need to sign one?

A personal guarantee is a legal agreement in which an individual assumes personal responsibility for repaying a loan or debt if the primary borrower is unable to do so. This type of guarantee is commonly used by banks and other lending institutions when lending money to small businesses. When taking a legal charge, a personal […]

Armed Forces Pensions in Finances

If you are currently going through a divorce due to the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage and serve (or have previously served) in the armed forces, you may be concerned about what will happen to your military pension and financial future. Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) pensions are one of the most complex and convoluted […]

I am getting divorced/seeking dissolution, can I ignore finances?

What is a Financial Remedy Order and Why is it important The short answer: no Going through a divorce/dissolution can be difficult but if you are going through this process, it is crucial that you do not overlook dealing with your matrimonial finances. Even after divorce/dissolution, if you were to win the lottery, inherit or […]

Court Proceedings

The courts will always want to see evidence that you have tried mediation first, and made your best efforts to resolve matters in the interests of your children. Read more about mediation here If an agreement, which is not in the child(ren)’s best interests, is not forthcoming then application to the Court may be necessary. […]

How can mediation help in resolving child arrangements?

Mediation can be the key to resolving a dispute when discussions between yourselves has failed. Mediation allows parents/legal guardians a platform to discuss and negotiate future arrangements for child(ren) with the assistance of a trained, neutral third party. A mediator will try to help both parties reach their own agreements amicably and can further assist […]

What Rights Do I Have As A Grandparent?

Getting Permission From The Court Many Grandparents have to suffer a lack of or no relationship with their grandchildren owning to family difficulties or other wider circumstances. If you are experiencing difficulties in having contact with your grandchild(ren) or are being prevented from having a relationship with them, you are not alone. At ORJ, we […]

Bridging Loans

What you need to know. Bridging loans, also known as bridge financing or gap financing, are short-term loans that are usually used to bridge the gap between the purchase of a new property and the sale of an existing property. These types of loans are often used by real estate investors, developers, and homeowners who […]

No Fault Divorce

The faster, more amicable route of separation The introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 means getting divorced has never been faster, more straightforward or amicable. After more than half a century of accusations and the ‘blame game’, peaceful resolution is paving the way. Previously, the applicant filing for divorce needed to prove […]