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Forced Marriages And The New Legal Age For Marriage

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On 27th February 2023 the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 comes into force, which will raise the legal age to consent to marriage or to enter into a civil partnership from 16 to 18 in England and Wales. Whilst there is existing legislation in place to protect against forced marriage where violence […]

Meet our Family Law Specialist, Rhiannon Compton

Rhiannon Compton

Where are you from?  Originally, I am from Birmingham but have lived in North Wales since I was a child. Having lived in Anglesey, Gwynedd and now Conwy, I have good local knowledge of the main areas I cover and enjoy a great working relationship with a number of local businesses.    What made you […]

Our 3 Top-Tips on How To Get The Best Legal Advice

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BUYING PROPERTY is an important investment and you need the best legal advice for a competitive price. Often buyers are working to a tight budget and it can be tempting to embark on a search for the cheapest estimate of fees, but this may not be as straightforward as you think. Here are our 3 […]

Video Witnessed Wills To Be Made Legal During COVID-19 Pandemic

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There’s no denying that taking Will instructions and then getting those Wills signed during Covid-19 lockdown has presented a huge challenge for anxious clients seeking reassurance and assistance in getting their affairs in order and their professional advisors. The use of technology has of course proved to be tremendously important but whilst conducting meetings by […]

The Housing Market in England and Wales


In light of the recent announcement that the housing market in England has re-opened, and pending a similar decision in Wales, we would like to re-assure our clients that at Swayne Johnson Solicitors, we are still very much open for business. Property viewing are now permitted in England: estate agents can attend properties to take […]

Doctors are pressing families to have ‘difficult conversations’ about death

It has been widely reported that Doctors are pressing families to have ‘difficult conversations’ about death. It’s always been important to talk to loved ones about our wishes in respect of medical treatment, end of life care and post death but the current health crisis has made more people acutely aware. Baroness Finlay, professor of […]

Increase in Will Instructions

It has recently been reported that Will instructions have increased by 30 % as a result of the current health crisis. At Swayne Johnson, our staff are working hard at dealing with enquiries and accepting Will and LPA instructions via telephone and video conferencing, wherever possible. Adhering to the strict rules that apply to signing […]

Compliance with Child Arrangement Orders During The Coronavirus Crisis


Over the course of the last week our family law solicitors have received several calls from clients on how to approach child arrangements during lockdown. These are unprecedented times and the public health crisis across the globe is a serious concern for the majority of us. However, for separated parents and indeed a child who […]

The Best Team

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As we near the end of the first working week of lockdown, the staff here at Swayne Johnson have a lot to be proud of. Our front doors may be closed, but our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that we can continue to provide our clients with the best possible service in these […]

Swayne Johnson Local Food Bank Collection This Christmas

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This year at Swayne Johnson we have been getting into the Christmas spirit of gift-giving by stocking up Christmas hampers to donate to local food banks across North Wales and Cheshire. Our Legal Secretary, Awel Haf Roberts, came up with a brilliant idea and has been enthusiastically taken on board by all six Swayne Johnson […]

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