What is a statutory demand?

Posted on

When someone owes you money (or vice versa), things can get heated quickly which is why there are certain legal processes in place to ensure that arrears are paid back. One particular process is called a statutory demand, and this article is going to explain that process in full. Whether…

Read more

Different types of construction contracts explained

Posted on

Construction contract law is one of the more convoluted fields of professional law and, for businesses engaging the services of a building or plumbing company (just two examples), the contractual side of things can be confusing. From the baffling legalese to the mildly disconcerting small print, construction contracts can seem…

Read more

A guide to litigation terminology

Posted on

The language of the courtroom is often accused of being exclusionary because of its many terms reserved for those qualified to use them. From counterclaiming and counsel to privilege and proceedings, you'd be forgiven for any confusion or misunderstanding. For many, law jargon is just that: a collection of terms…

Read more

Bankruptcy annulment: What you need to know

Posted on

If in the past you have been made bankrupt and you are now ready to return to the financial status you held before your declaration, you can make a bankruptcy annulment application which, if successful, will completely undo the bankruptcy. We understand how the mere status of bankruptcy can affect…

Read more

How to support your claims when settling cohabitation disputes

Posted on
When can property contract disputes arise?

How to support your claims when settling cohabitation disputes When a cohabitation relationship breaks down, disputes can arise and ownership of property or assets becomes a problem. However, proving your interest in a property isn’t always difficult but certainly can be. Contrary to popular belief, cohabiting couples are not entitled…

Read more

How are cohabitation disputes resolved?

Posted on
How are cohabitation disputes solved

How are cohabitation disputes resolved? Here at Abacus, we pride ourselves on our cohabitation dispute knowledge and experience. We have worked with a number of clients to resolve both long term and short term disputes, with fantastic results. However, things are not always as straightforward as they seem. Cohabitation disputes…

Read more

What happens if a partner in an unmarried couple dies?

Posted on
What happens if a partner in an unmarried couple dies?

Despite the rise of cohabiting couples in the UK, there is still confusion surrounding an unmarried partner’s rights after their other half has died.   Many cohabiting couples still believe that their rights are protected by ‘common law’, however, in the UK, this does not exist. This means that when…

Read more

How to claim and divide assets when cohabiting couples separate

Posted on
How to claim and divide assets when cohabiting couples separate

Cohabiting or common-law couples are the fastest growing type of family in the UK. However, if you haven’t set up a cohabitation agreement, you could be in store for a nasty shock, with little or no entitlement to anything should the relationship sadly break down. Read our guide to find…

Read more

Your cohabitation rights when your partner moves into your property

Posted on
Your cohabitation rights when your partner moves into your property

Inviting your partner to move into your property can be an exciting prospect, but you should take time to consider all the risks associated from a legal point of view. Cohabitation rights in the UK are a largely misunderstood area of law, and you’ll want to have a good grounding…

Read more


We offer a range of legal services

Contact us today on 0161 833 0044 or email us

Latest from Twitter
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 14
If you own commercial property, it's vital that the properties are up to scratch and adhere to UK energy efficiency… https://t.co/bAZr7NQeOQ
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 8
Taking the law into your hands can be risky. If you're struggling with a boundary dispute it's important to know wh… https://t.co/zAvngRg9fs
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 7
Contract disputes can be difficult to resolve, especially where property is concerned. Find out more about the pote… https://t.co/U2KPtzen2H
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 6
Help to Buy could let you save enough money to get on the property ladder in under a year. Read here to find out mo… https://t.co/p5dLCRpYBz
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 5
Moving in with your partner can be an exciting time, but make sure you know your cohabitation rights when your part… https://t.co/IxxV9Wa9pN
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 4
"UK’s biggest mortgage lender is offering young homeowners the chance to get on the ladder without any of their own… https://t.co/m6ns4NE37Z
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Feb 1
Uncertainty since the Brexit vote has hit demand for rental properties in London. Read here to find out more.… https://t.co/dENoMeJ1GL
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 31
Would you like to know more about the new legal minimum energy efficiency standards for commercial buildings? Read… https://t.co/eW0h3rSyW9
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 30
Are you a first-time buyer unsure of what you can afford? This house price calculator can help you in your quest to… https://t.co/9jdyyuvFAa
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 25
Find out more about the three city centre property developments in Liverpool and Manchester that are under investig… https://t.co/qLGUSm0DNT
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 24
Are you thinking of developing your property? Our commercial property solicitors are highly experienced in advising… https://t.co/y1ig7Hc2mx
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 23
Take a look at the year ahead in UK property investment, including how Brexit is set to shape 2019.… https://t.co/ykNMXkHOtl
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 22
Many unmarried couples believe the 'common law marriage' myth when in fact, they would have few or no legal rights… https://t.co/SwezO8v9gf
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 21
Do you know what rights you'd have if your partner died? Read our guide to find out more about cohabitation and the… https://t.co/jEDr2vz1Ag
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 18
https://t.co/0RvvqeudyC
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 17
Political uncertainty during the final run-up to Brexit has sparked questions surrounding the residential property… https://t.co/r7f6TDJNXN
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 16
"We've seen rents rising, occupancy rising and investment transactions have hit record highs in Northern Powerhouse… https://t.co/mjC26OFMhx
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 11
Cohabitation is a hot topic at the moment and many couples are unaware of the risks involved and the important thin… https://t.co/lu2QKc96WR
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 10
“Abacus has acted for Vinci since 2008 on general commercial property matters, including grants and surrender of le… https://t.co/xSltujqg8X
Abacus Solicitors @abacus_law Jan 9
51% of Brits are unaware of the financial risks cohabitation holds, with 30% believing they are entitled to half th… https://t.co/5yvFCcGeY1