Following cuts to Legal Aid, is the Government’s policy of encouraging separating and divorcing couples to consider Mediation starting to work?

Mediation Handshake

Figures produced by National Family Mediation show that calls to their telephone helpline have more than doubled in the past year.  Between January and June 2015, National Family Mediation staff took an average of over 3,400 calls each month, this figure being up from the 1,600 calls each month during the same period in 2014. […]

Bennett Griffin do the Birdman for Guild Care

Worthing Birdman 2015

There was a light south easterly wind and the sun was peeping through the few clouds that scattered the sky over Worthing on Saturday the 15th August 2015, the day of the International Birdman Competition. Flags were fluttering in the breeze, children were seen playing in the waves whilst clutching dripping ice creams and an […]

The Problems of Excluding Beneficiaries in a Will

As many of you will no doubt already be aware, the news following the recent outcome of the Heather Ilott case has divided opinion. Please follow the link here to read the full article. Although the particular circumstances of this case are cumulatively unusual, there are elements that most people can identify with. It is […]

Personal Guarantees and Limited Companies

Personal Guarantees

Did you know that you can protect yourself from debts owed by Limited Companies by obtaining a Personal Guarantee from a Director. In a recent case we successfully recovered monies owed by a Limited Company from an individual on the basis of a Personal Guarantee signed by the Director despite that Director winding up the Company […]

It’s the Final Countdown…..

Worthing Birdman Guild Care

The costumes have arrived and it is nearly time for the Griffin and the Judge to take to the pier in this year’s Worthing International Birdman Competition! So far this fearless pair of Partners, Rob Fawcett and Elaine Smith, have raised nearly £500 for Guild Care – Bennett Griffin’s staff chosen charity of the year. […]

The Bennett Griffin Employment Club

Employment Club

The Bennett Griffin Employment Club met last Friday at the Ardington Hotel in Worthing for an update on recent events and changes in the law.  Topics on the agenda for this meeting included an overview of redundancy procedures, the rules relating to time off for dependants and the new driving licence checks being introduced. The Employment […]

Bennett Griffin takes a Leap for Guild Care….

Rob and Elaine Worthing Birdman

On Saturday 15th August partner and head of the Bennett Griffin property team, Rob Fawcett, along with Elaine Smith who is the partner in charge of the Company Commercial team , will be taking part in the Worthing Birdman competition to raise money for local Worthing charity, Guild Care. The Worthing Birdman is a competition […]

Why ‘Death Bed Wills’ Are Best Avoided

Traditionally people used to wait until they were on their death bed, or at least close to death, to set their affairs in order and make a Will. Sadly, and much to the distress of those left behind, even now people sometimes delay in considering what will happen to their property and finances until they […]

Doing Divorce the Ben and Jen way: Mediation and Collaboration

Divorce Mediation

Any self-respecting Hollywood A-lister  knows that privacy is a rare commodity when it comes to relationship break ups. Hence the media frenzy about the, well, lack of media frenzy surrounding  the recently announced marriage break up of Tinsel Town sweethearts Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Ben and Jen have three children aged 3, 6 and […]