[media id=566]The trainees, Natalie Moustache (top, middle), Emma Watt (bottom, left) and Julie McGuigan (top, second from left), have been elected to the roles of Chair, PR Officer and Education and Societies Representative, respectively.

March is proving a successful month for ACS and for Natalie in particular.  Matthew Roach was shortlisted for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year and, alongside Stefanie Zandy, Natalie was shortlisted for Paralegal of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Awards earlier in the month, which she went on to win.

ACS now has significant representation in the committee of BTSS, which is a great result for the trainees and for the Firm's presence in the Birmingham legal market.

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.