Q&A with Helena Mitchinson, Partner at GAD LLP Solicitors and Residential Property Expert

Helena Mitchinson addresses some of the issues people may have before they have appointed a solicitor with their sale or purchase. Helena specialises in private client work including residential property sales and purchases, re-mortgages and transfer of equity/matrimonial transfer, freehold and leasehold property. She deals with these matters on a daily basis. It can be Read More …

Compensation for Disrepair

If you are renting a property from a private landlord or a registered social landlord, your landlord has a duty to ensure your home is kept in good condition, particularly in relation to the structure and exterior of your home, water pipes, toilets, sinks, baths and showers, services including gas and electricity and to ensure Read More …

Pay Now Don’t Pay Later …

As a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Department I often see families who have been torn apart fighting over a loved one’s estate, claiming “It’s what they would have wanted”. Without a properly drafted and executed will, no-one can confirm that. However, even if there is a will, often a family member or friend is Read More …

Biz Tip #8: Premises

A fancy office is no fast track to success and you should think long and hard before wasting valuable start-up funds on leasing expensive premises. Serviced or “virtual” offices can be just as effective, with lower costs, month-to-month contracts and no or low break fees and depending on your business, your own home may be Read More …