ORJ urges legal expenses insurance caution

ORJ has unearthed some concerning cost-cutting practices by a panel solicitor of a leading legal expenses insurer. Litigation expert Patrick Tedstone, CEO at ORJ, said the discovery has made him question the whole system – and urged anyone using legal expenses insurance in contentious litigation to check their case is being dealt with by an […]

ORJ strengthens team with double hire

We’ve strengthened the ORJ team with the appointment of two up-and-coming legal professionals. Rhiannon Appleby has joined our Corporate team, while Hollie Ward is the newest member of our Commercial Litigation department. Hollie, 26 and of Staffordshire, completed her undergraduate law degree in 2020 at Aston University before completing her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at […]

Separating couples warned about the pitfalls of delaying divorce

Our Head of Family Law has warned separating couples against joining the hundreds of thousands of people deciding to delay their divorce because of financial worries. Research by Legal & General Retail found that more than 270,000 people (19%) have delayed their divorce due to cost-of-living pressures since 2020. But ORJ’s leading expert in family […]

Lawyer Issues DIY Divorce Warning

Separating couples who try to save money by using the Government DIY services to divorce could face significant financial problems in the future, a leading family law specialist at ORJ has warned. Jackie Meredith, our Head of Family Department, has welcomed the introduction of the online divorce tool and no-fault divorce procedure – but she […]

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. […]