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  • Divorce, Separation and Matrimonial Finances

    Divorce, Separation and Matrimonial Finances Going through a Divorce and attempting to resolve matrimonial finances and assets is understandably an often stressful and emotional process. Whilst it is often thought that getting divorced is the most difficult aspect of marital breakdown more often than not it is the resultant financial issues that remain to be…
  • “I’ve just been involved in an accident – what should I do?”

    “I’ve just been involved in an accident – what should I do?”   Unfortunately accidents are all too common  and can be a traumatic experience. If you are involved in an accident in the future please consider the following tips: 1. Don’t panic: Stop your car, turn off the engine and turn on your hazard…
  • Attention Farmers and Landowners

    Attention Farmers and Landowners: Are you ready for the changes to SFP Entitlements? The deadline to submit claims for SFP entitlements is fast approaching (15th May 2015). If you have traditionally let your land in Conacre and received the SFP entitlements attached to the land, that will no longer be the case. Land which is rented out…
  • Help for First Time Buyers

    Help for First Time Buyers If you are a First-Time Buyer then a new Government Scheme could provide you with up to £3,000 towards your deposit just by depositing your savings in a Help to Buy Isa.  The Isa would have the same tax advantages as other Isas but the main benefit is that for…
  • Helping Families

    Collins Solicitors: Helping Families From as young as nursery school age children learn about their rights, including: 1. The right to family life 2. The right to an opinion The Children NI Order 1995 lays out how these rights  can be protected and upheld. If the Court believes it is necessary it can act to protect Children…
  • The 5 W’s of buying a house

    The 5 W’s of buying a house   1. WHO is buying? As Solicitors we havestrict obligations to verify your identity. This involves obtaining a copy of your photographic ID and proof of address. We also need to verify the source of your funds for the purchase by requesting an up to date bank statement…