Divorce Delays: Reasons, Implications, And Consequences

A common question about divorce is how long the process takes from start to finish. It used to be that the most straightforward divorces (i.e. those without any complex financial or child-related issues to settle) took around 24 to 32 weeks (four to six months) to complete, the Ministry of Justice has revealed that the… Read more

Tenant Fees Act 2019 Explained

On the 1st of June the Private Renting Sector underwent a big change in the form of the Tenant Fees Act. But what does it mean and how does it affect both tenants and landlords? In essence, the Tenant Fees Act will have a considerable effect on a landlord’s (or letting agent’s/property manager’s) ability to… Read more

48 States, 48 Days: Gordon Wilson’s Cross-Country Ride Through The USA

Gordon Wilson, retired lecturer and avid motorcyclist, had an idea: to jump on a motorbike and ride through America’s lower 48 states in 48 days, all to raise money for The Great North Air Ambulance Service. As Gordon’s official New Jersey sponsor, Alderson Law is proud to be amongst the many organisations supporting his adventure…. Read more

Probate Delays Explained

Current delays for receiving Grants at the Probate Registry have caused much concern amongst applicants. According to the Probate Registry, they are dealing with applications as quickly as possible in strict datal order, according to receipt, and are advising executors not to accept offers on properties as they will not process urgent applications any quicker…. Read more

Making An Employment Tribunal Claim When Your Employer Has Gone Bust

This situation is not uncommon in disputes between employees and their employers. Typically, an employee’s claim (for something like, say, unfair dismissal) will be nearing the stage of a final Hearing when they find out that their boss has called in the administrators. In some cases this may be an unhappy coincidence, but in others… Read more

Alderson Law Awarded 21st Consecutive Lexcel Quality Standard

We were the first Solicitors Practice in Northumberland to be awarded the Lexcel Quality Standard back in 1998 — and one of the first firms in the North of England — and we have recently passed another audit, making this our 21st consecutive year. Lexcel is a Quality Assurance standard for the legal profession and… Read more

Alderson Receives 5 Star Review

‘Fantastic Service’ Thank you Brian for your recent feedback on ReviewSolicitors about the service you received from our firm through Gillian; ‘Fantastic service. I have been using this solicitors for about 8 years. For numerous house purchases, and I have always dealt with Gillian and her secretaries. Over the years they have been fantastic. She… Read more

Julie Nicholson

Alderson’s Exceptional Family Law Review

‘Exceptional – Five Star’ Thank you to our client for their recent feedback on ReviewSolicitors about the service received from our firm through Julie Nicholson; ‘Julie was an absolutely fantastic source of legal advice and representation. During all of our meetings she showed empathy towards me and actually went out of her way to minimise… Read more

BikeWise; Triumph Review North East Lifestyle Magazine May 2019

Mark Hipkin practises at Alderson Law LLP in sunny Whitley Bay (it’s always sunny in Whitley Bay!). He is a Partner/Joint Head of the Personal Injury & Civil Litigation Department and welcomes your emails or calls on the law (or your biking experiences) at wbay@aldersonlaw.co.uk or 0191 253 3509. This month I had the pleasure… Read more