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World Alzheimer’s Month – September 2023

Why am I Left in the Waiting Room?

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Many new Will enquiries come from concerned relatives and loved ones on behalf of older or vulnerable new clients. At Swayne Johnson Solicitors, we welcome enquiries from everyone – we’re always willing to provide information about the Will making process and cost. We also welcome the opportunity to work with families.   However, making a […]

Spotting The Signs Of Financial And Economic Abuse

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Financial abuse is a very serious form of domestic abuse and is more common than you would think.  The signs of financial abuse can often be difficult to spot. Lisa Harbour, Associate in the Family Law Team at Swayne Johnson Solicitors says:-   Financial abuse involves controlling a victim’s ability to acquire, use, and maintain financial […]

Tackling The Return To School As A Separated Parent

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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 […]

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