DAVID TAGG & CO
SOLICITORS
Top Gun !

Employment Law

We have experienced litigation solicitors. We provide legal advice in relation to the following areas of employment law:
  • Grievances
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Wrongfull Dismissal
  • Breach of Contract of Employment
  • Bullying at Work
  • Discrimination
  • Settlement (Compromise) Agreements
  • Tribunal Cases
  • Equal Pay
  • Transfer of Business Issues (TUPE)
We can bring a claim on your behalf for compensation or in some cases re-instatement.

We offer a fixed fee first 30 minute appointment for £90 plus vat.

We offer a number of ways of funding your claim including in suitable cases where you have a good chance of succeeding contingency agreements ( “no win no fee” type arrangements).

Please contact Francis Price on Tel: 020 7736 0999

Housing Law (Landlord and Tenant Law)

We have a specialist department dealing with all aspects of housing and landlord and tenant law.

We act for both private landlords and tenants as well as the commercial sector.

Our housing department offers a fixed fee first appointments from £90 plus VAT. Legal Aid is also available in some cases (subject to eligibility requirements).

Our housing Partner Frank Price has many years experience in housing law and has had a number of High Court cases reported in the law reports. These include the leading Court of Appeal case of Ebied and Standish v Hopkins [1998] QB 638, CA and he was the Instructing Solicitor until petition stage to the House of Lords in Uratemp Ventures Limited v Collins [2001] 3 WLR 806. We deal with disputes large and small.

We act for both private and legally aided individuals and can offer advice in all aspects of housing law including:-
  • Breach of tenancy Agreement
  • Possession proceedings
  • Harassment
  • Nuisance Neighbours
  • S21 Notices
  • Tenancy Deposit Disputes
  • Squatters
  • Unlawful Eviction
  • Housing Disrepairs
  • Mortgage repossession
  • Council and Housing Association tenancies
  • Homelessness
  • Anti-social behaviour Injunctions
  • Leases
  • Landlords
  • Responsibilities
  • Disputes with Management companies
For housing advice , please contact Francis Price on Tel: 0207 736 0999


Children – Care Proceedings - Social Services

We know that involvement of social services with your children is a worrying and difficult time.

We will fight on your behalf to achieve the best outcome for you and your children.

We can represent you at court or attend meetings with you and social services prior to them starting a court case.

We have solicitors who are experienced in dealing with social services.

We advise parents, grandparents and extended relatives in relation to all aspects of local authority care proceedings and adoption and contact with a child in care and supervision orders.

We can deal with all types of case including difficult cases where it is claimed that the children have been abused or harmed or where there is a history of drug or alcohol abuse or domestic violence.

Legal aid is usually available for care proceedings.

We are also qualified to represent children.

Our family solicitors are members of Resolution.

David Tagg & Co were the solicitors who acted in the recent reported High Court children law case; Re J (Children) (2017) EWCA 398

Malini Domah is a member of the Law Society Children Law Panel which is an accreditation by the Law Society for children law practitioners who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service in all types of children law work. Malini is accredited to represent both parents and children and has conducted many cases including High Court cases involving difficult issues.

To enquire about care issues please contact Malini Domah on Tel: 020 7736 0999

Divorce – Financial Settlement

Financial matters (sometimes referred to as “ancillary relief” disputes) are often difficult to resolve following the breakdown of a marriage.

We offer solicitors who are experienced in dealing with financial matters following the breakdown of a marriage. In most cases we achieve an out of court settlement however we appreciate that is not always possible and we will fight to achieve the best settlement for you.

Our solicitors have experience dealing with different types of cases from those with modest assets and income to those involving significant assets and income and international aspects. Your choice of solicitor is important. Unlike some organisations the solicitor appointed will be the person dealing with your case and you will be able to meet them face to face. We can tailor our service to your requirements whether you wish us to deal with all aspects of your case or only specific parts of it. We offer a number of options regarding the financing of your case and are also able to offer public funding (subject to availability) and fixed fee estimates on request.

We can help whether you are seeking;
  • Maintenance (monthly payments to meet the bills)
  • A Lump Sum
  • A transfer of a house, flat or other property
  • A share of your spouses pension
  • Money for your children


We have a family department able to offer expert advice on matters of Family Law and we have membership of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel for solicitors specialising in family work. David Tagg is a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme which covers specialist areas of family work including advice in the conduct of ancillary relief (financial settlement). Members of the scheme are required to have shown that they have achieved and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in specialist areas of family law. David Tagg is a member of the Family Law Accreditation scheme run by the Law Society for family practitioners who meet the highest standard of expertise and client service and has over 20 years experience dealing with all aspects of family law including in particular divorce and ancillary relief (financial settlements) and disputes regarding custody of children. He has acted in many hundreds of family cases over the years including many cases involving very significant assets achieving good settlements for the parties concerned.

We have members of both the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution ( formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association ). We offer a fixed fee first interview ( available on request ) and are able to provide legal aid in some cases (subject to availability).

We are members of RESOLUTION which is an association of Lawyers who seek to deal with problems of Matrimonial Law, whilst reducing conflicts and tensions between all parties.

For further information and to discuss please contact David Tagg on Tel:0207 736 0999

Litigation and Contract Claims

If you have a dispute with a customer, supplier or business associate regarding obligations of either party under a contract (written or verbal) we can help.

Our serviced include:
  • Business Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Contested Wills and Estates
  • Claims under the Inheritance Act 1975
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Professional negligence
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Directors Liabilities


We have solicitors who are experienced in dealing with court claims in the small claims court, county court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Court cases can be expensive and in many cases we can negotiate an out of court settlement. However we understand that this is not always possible.

When faced with a court case you need to be confident that you have a solicitor who will fight for the best deal for you and who is experienced in dealing with court disputes.

Frank Price has many years experience in litigation law and has had a number of High Court cases reported in the law reports. These include the leading Court of Appeal case of Ebied and Standish v Hopkins [1998] QB 638, CA and he was the Instructing Solicitor until petition stage to the House of Lords in Uratemp Ventures Limited v Collins [2001] 3 WLR 806.

David Tagg has over 20 years experience dealing with liigation disputes and has dealt with business disputes involving considerable amounts of money in dispute. His reported cases include the case of Salvidge v Hussein [1999] BPIR 4

We deal with disputes large and small.

Contact David Tagg or Francis Price on Tel: 020 7 7736 0999

Probate and Estate Administration

If you have recently suffered a bereavement and are looking for help in dealing with the property and affairs of someone who has died we can help.

Dealing with the affairs of someone who has passed away can be difficult, confusing and worrying at an emotionally difficult time.

We can help where the person who died left a will (“probate”) and in cases where there was no will (“administration”).

Probate (where there is a will) and Administration (usually where there is no will) together referred to as “Letters of Administration” is the process whereby the court grants authority to someone to deal with the deceased’s property and assets including where applicable their bank accounts, house and other possessions and is usually required if the deceased has assets exceeding £10,000 in any one bank account.

The job of dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away carries many responsibilities including;
  • Making necessary enquiries to establish what property and assets the deceased had
  • Arranging the funeral
  • Dealing with the deceased’s tax affairs and those of the estate including claiming all available reliefs and completing all necessary tax returns (penalties may apply if these are not dealt with correctly)
  • Arranging to close/transfer any bank accounts and deal with the sale of any shares or cashing in/transfer of other investments
  • Arranging clearance of the house or flat where appropriate and valuation of contents
  • Paying bills and outstanding liabilities
  • Carrying out the wishes of the deceased in any will
  • Distributing the money and property in accordance with either the will or under the Intestacy Rules if there is no will
  • Dealing with any claims against the estate


Your choice of solicitor to help you deal with the estate administration is important. We have solicitors who have experience dealing with all types of estate ranging from those with few assets to those with significant assets and property in other countries.

We are able to offer a competitive quote and unlike some large organisations the solicitor instructed by you will be the solicitor dealing with your case who will meet you face to face. Your case will be dealt with by a professional qualified solicitor experienced in this area of the law who can deal with matters quickly and efficiently.

For more information or for a quotation please contact David Tagg Tel: 020 7736 0999

Professional Negligence

Being let down by a professional person is the last thing that you expect.

If you have been let down or the service you have received is substandard we can help you correct the problem. Often we can obtain compensation through negotiation or if that does not work through making a court claim.

We have solicitors experienced in litigation cases including cases in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

We can act for you in cases where you are seeking compensation as a result of having received negligent advice from professionals including accountants, surveyors, solicitors, financial advisers and others as a result of which you have suffered financial loss.

Typical claims include:
  • Claims companies who settled your claim for too little money or who missed a dealine resulting in your claim being out of time.
  • Wrong legal advice.
  • Inaccurate building surveys
  • Problems regarding the sale or purchase of property with estate agents, surveyors and solicitors.
  • Trusts and Estates that have been wrongly managed
  • Badly or incorrectly drafted wills
  • Builders or architects who have made mistakes.
  • Negligent accountants or financial advisers.


We can offer a number of options for funding your claim and we offer a free initial 30 minute consultation.

For more information please contact David Tagg or Francis Price on Tel: 020 7736 0999

Domestic Violence

No one should have to put up with being bullied or abused.

We can help you if you are being subjected to domestic violence whether physical or mental abuse.

David Tagg & Co have solicitors who specialise in Domestic Violence cases and who can take urgent action on your behalf.

We can offer legal aid (subject to eligibility requirements) or if you do not qualify for legal aid we can offer fixed fee quotes and advice.

We can obtain:
  • Non-Molestation and Harassment Orders
  • Occupation orders (to remove a violent person from your home).
  • Domestic violence can occur in many different relationships including between husband and wife, co- habitees, former partners, parents and children.
  • Domestic violence can take many forms whether it be physical violence, controlling behaviour, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation.


In most cases evidence of the abuse is required for example from a witness, medical professional, the police (for example a crime reference number or criminal conviction) , neighbours, social services.

We have solicitors who are members of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme which covers specialist areas of family work including advice in the conduct of domestic violence. Members of the scheme are required to have shown that they have achieved and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in specialist areas of family law. We have members of both the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution ( formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association ).

We offer a fixed fee first interview ( available on request).

Contact Malini Domah or David Tagg on Tel: 020 7736 0999

Lasting Power of Attorney

Without Lasting Powers of Attorney it can be difficult for your friends and family to help you if you lose mental capacity (for example) due to accident or illness and can sometimes result in social services trying to take taking control of your affairs – sometimes against the wishes of your friends and family.

A lasting power of attorney is a document whereby you can give someone legal authority to look after you and make important decisions for you if for example you suffer an accident or an illness or for some reason can’t deal with matters yourself. Unlike some general powers of attorney a “Lasting Power of Attorney” continues even if you lose mental capacity.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:
  • Health and Welfare: (this enables your attorney to make decisions regarding matters such as medical care, whether you are cared for at home or moved to a nursing home, your daily routine and life sustaining treatment
  • Property and Financial Affairs : (this enables your attorney to make decisions about your financial matters including paying bills on your behalf, selling your home, operating your bank account).


You can give your attorneys general authority to deal with your affairs or if you wish you can place limitations on what they are able to do for you. Your attorney is under an obligation to act in your best interests.

You can appoint one or more attorneys to act on your behalf. Your choice of attorney is an important decision and should be someone that you can trust.

You must have mental capacity in order to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. If you have already lost mental capacity then it may be possible for the person wishing to look after you to apply to the Court of protection to be appointed as your deputy (please telephone for details) however this process is more complicated and involves significantly more cost that with Lasting Powers of Attorney.

We can help you prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney for a fixed fee. We are happy to visit you at home if required.

Don’t take the risk. Have your Lasting Power of Attorney prepared by a qualified solicitor you can trust and meet face to face.

For further enquiries and a fixed fee quotation please contact David Tagg on Tel: 020 7736 0999


Children – Child Arrangements Orders

Deciding which parent the children should live with following a divorce or separation can be a difficult process. Decisions also need to be made in the best interests of the child or children regarding when the children will see the other parent, where the children will live, what school they will attend and other matters regarding their welfare.

Child Arrangements were introduced by the courts in 2014 and replaced what were previously known as residence and contact orders.

We can also act on behalf of grandparents seeking contact with their grandchildren.

We have solicitors who are experienced in this area of the law who will fight for you and your children and try to achieve the best outcome for them.

Our family solicitors are members of Resolution and endeavour where possible to reach an agreement amicably without the need for court proceedings however we understand that that unfortunately this is not always possible.

We can advise you in relation to all aspects of disputes regarding children including disputes regarding which parent the children should reside with and what contact they should have with each parent as well as specific issues regarding the children’s care.

We are experienced in dealing with difficult cases including cases where one parent unreasonably seeks to deny the children seeing the other parent and cases where there are allegations of domestic violence or disputes over paternity.

We have a family department able to offer expert advice on matters of Family Law and we have membership of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel for solicitors specialising in family work. David Tagg is a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme which covers specialist areas of family work including advice in the conduct of ancillary relief (financial settlement). Members of the scheme are required to have shown that they have achieved and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in specialist areas of family law. David Tagg is a member of the Family Law Accreditation scheme run by the Law Society for family practitioners who meet the highest standard of expertise and client service and has over 20 years experience dealing with all aspects of family law including in particular divorce and ancillary relief (financial settlements) and disputes regarding custody of children. He has acted in many hundreds of family cases over the years including many cases involving very significant assets achieving good settlements for the parties concerned.

We have members of both the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution ( formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association ). We offer a fixed fee first interview ( available on request ) and are able to provide legal aid in some cases (subject to availability).

We are members of RESOLUTION which is an association of Lawyers who seek to deal with problems of Matrimonial Law, whilst reducing conflicts and tensions between all parties. To make an enquiry please contact Malini Domah on Tel: 020 7736 0999

Wills

We offer a fast, friendly and professional will writing service at affordable rates.

We will provide a fixed fee quote for writing your will based on your requirements.

Our specialist solicitors will meet you face to face and try to take the time to understand your requirements and explain matters to you.

You can meet us at our offices, or if that is not possible we can visit you in the comfort of your own home or work at a time to suit you. We can also provide hospital visits if required.

Unlike some organisations offering will writing services we will meet you face to face and your will is prepared by a fully qualified solicitor regulated by the Law Society of England and Wales.

We will also store your will free of charge if you wish once it has been signed.

We are also able to assist you with preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Advance Directives and Letters of Wishes if required. We can also help you deal with the affairs of someone who has died (probate and administration) and with contested estates.

Making a will is an important step and should not be left to chance. There are many reasons why it is important to make a will including that:
  • Without a will the state directs who will inherit your money and possessions and this may not include those who you want them to go to.
  • If you have a partner but are not married your partner may be left with nothing if you have not made a will.
  • If you have children under 18 years of age you can appoint someone in your will to look after them if you die.
  • If you die without a will it can often lead to one or more people making a claim against your estate and may lead to a dispute amongst your family and friends
  • If you make a will your solicitor can also advise you how inheritance tax may affect what you own and may be able to suggest means of saving tax and protecting your assets after you die.
  • If you own a business or have assets overseas this may result in problems if you do not have a will.
For further enquiries or a quote please contact David Tagg on Tel: 020 7736 0999

For those interested in supporting Cancer Research David Tagg and Co are also proud to participate in the Cancer Research Free Will Service. Details available upon request.

Commercial Property

Buying a business? Selling a business? Leasing a shop, restaurant, factory or other commercial premises?

Commercial Property is a complex and swiftly changing area of the law. In today's business climate you need to be able to rely on both the accuracy and speed of your solicitors' response. Our Commercial Property Department is committed to meeting and exceeding those expectations.

We are experienced in all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of commercial property for both landlords and tenants and we provide a friendly, professional and cost effective service.

Our Commercial Property Department cover a broad spectrum of work including:-
  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial businesses and assets
  • Sale, purchase and leasing of all types of property including offices, shops and restaurants.
  • Commercial leases - drafting, negotiating and renewal. A commercial lease is a legally binding contract made between a landlord and a tenant and the documentation relating to leasehold premises can be complex as commercial leases usually involve very significant obligations and responsibilities so don’t take the risk, have the matter dealt with by our specialist property department.
  • Landlord and tenant issues and disputes
  • Residential land development and plot sales
  • Refinancing.
We can provide a fixed fee quote tailored to your requirements.

To discuss your requirements or to obtain a fee quotation please contact Neil Rapp on 020 7610 6676 or email neilrapp@davidtagg.co.uk

Residential Conveyancing

Whether you are buying or selling we offer a fast, friendly and affordable fixed fee service tailored to your requirements.

David Tagg and Co are accredited by the Law Society in relation to conveyancing and are one of the first firms to be admitted to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme which is your assurance that you will receive a quality service in relation to conveyancing work. We will be proactive on your behalf, keeping you advised as to all developments, and aim to provide a friendly and cost- effective service.

The Law Societys Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a best practice quality standard for residential conveyancing by setting out a preferred practice for how residential property transactions should be completed.

What you can expect from us:
  • when you contact us to discuss your sale or purchase we will explain clearly the steps in the process and what you can expect from us
  • we will tell you what the costs will be
  • we will keep you informed of progress in your sale or purchase
  • We will work in line with the quality standards of the Law Society’s CQS
Sale - Selling your home?

We appreciate that your property may be your most valuable asset, and recognise the importance of ensuring that your interests are protected and that your transaction proceeds as quickly and efficiently

Purchase- Buying a house or flat?

We appreciate that your property may be your most valuable asset, and recognise the importance of ensuring that your interests are protected and that your transaction proceeds as quickly and efficiently

Remortgage- Remortgaging your home?

We appreciate that your property may be your most valuable asset, and recognise the importance of ensuring that your interests are protected and that your transaction proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our conveyancing department, based at our offices in 57b New Kings Road London SW6, are able to offer experienced advice concerning all forms of conveyancing including sales, purchases, re- mortgages and lease transactions.

To discuss your requirements or to obtain a fee quotation please contact Neil Rapp on 020 7610 6676 or email neilrapp@davidtagg.co.uk

Family Law

We have a family department able to offer expert advice on matters of Family Law and we have membership of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel for solicitors specialising in family work.

David Tagg is a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme which covers specialist areas of family work including advice in the conduct of ancillary relief (financial settlement). Members of the scheme are required to have shown that they have achieved and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in specialist areas of family law.

David Tagg is a member of the Family Law Accreditation scheme run by the Law Society for family practitioners who meet the highest standard of expertise and client service and has over 20 years experience dealing with all aspects of family law including in particular divorce and ancillary relief (financial settlements) and disputes regarding custody of children. He has acted in many hundreds of family cases over the years including many cases involving very significant assets achieving good settlements for the parties concerned.

We have members of both the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution ( formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association ). We offer a fixed fee first interview ( available on request ) and are able to provide legal aid in some cases (subject to availability).

We are members of RESOLUTION which is an association of Lawyers who seek to deal with problems of Matrimonial Law, whilst reducing conflicts and tensions between all parties. We can advise you in relation to the following areas of law;

Divorce

We can act for you if you wish to get divorced or if your spouse wishes to divorce you. We can offer a fixed fee quotation in divorce cases tailored to your requirements.

Civil Partnership Dissolutions

We can act for you if you wish to obtain a dissolution of a civil partnership. We can offer a fixed fee quotation in divorce cases tailored to your requirements.

Judicial Separation

If you have separated but are not ready or able to divorce (perhaps for religious reasons) but nonetheless wish to have a formal order in place that you live apart we can assist.

Children

We can advise you in relation to all aspects of disputes regarding children including disputes regarding which parent the children should reside with and what contact they should have with each parent as well as specific issues regarding the children’s care.

Ancillary Relief (Financial Disputes)

We can help you obtain a financial settlement including lump sums, maintenance, a share of your spouse’s pension, transfers of property (eg houses) etc.

David Tagg is a member of the Family Law Accreditation scheme run by the Law Society for family practitioners who meet the highest standard of expertise and client service and has over 20 years experience dealing with ancillary relief (financial settlements) and disputes. He has acted in many hundreds of family cases over the years including many cases involving very significant assets achieving good settlements for the parties concerned often through direct negotiation.

Domestic violence

We can assist you in obtaining an urgent court order to protect you from harassment or domestic abuse and violence including occupation orders to have an abusive partner removed from the home. Legal aid is often available (subject to eligibility).

Child Care Law

We know that involvement of social services is a worrying and difficult time. We advise parents, grandparents and extended relatives in relation to all aspects of local authority care proceedings as well as contact, residence and parental responsibility. Legal aid is usually available (subject to eligibility).

Malini Domah is a member of the Law Society Children Law Panel which is an accreditation by the Law Society for children law practitioners who meet the highest standards of expertise and client service in all types of children law work. Malini is accredited to represent both parents and children and has conducted many cases including High Court cases involving difficult issues.

To enquire about care issues please contact Malini Domah (tel: 020 7736 0999)

Pre-Marriage Agreements (Pre-Nuptial Agreements)

We can advise and assist with the drafting of pre-nuptial agreements from basis agreements through to complex agreements for high net worth individuals. Such agreements are an increasingly common important step that may protect your assets and avoid disputes in the event of a marriage breakdown. They are a common way of trying to protect inherited assets or assets owned by the parties prior to the marriage

Post Nuptial Agreements

We can assist with post nuptial agreements. Similar to a pre-nuptial agreements (see above) but signed after the parties have married (and sometimes in addition to a pre-nuptial agreement)

Separation Agreements

If you have separated but are not ready or able to divorce but nonetheless wish to have an agreement in place dealing with matters arising from living apart we can assist. ?

Co-habitaion Disputes

We can advise in relation to disputes between unmarried couples including recent important developments in the law in this area.

For further enquiries or a quotation please contact David Tagg on Tel:020 7736 0999

Court of Protection

If you have a friend or family member who is no longer able to make decisions on their own perhaps due to illness, age or infirmity then you may be able to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as their “deputy” in order that you can help them and make decisions on their behalf regarding their finances and other matters. This is often done in cases where the patient is unable to sign a Lasting Power of Attorney (usually because they have already lost mental capacity).

The application process for a deputyship order can be complicated and David Tagg & Co are able to advise you and complete the application on your behalf and advise you generally regarding your duties as a deputy.

Deputyship order can also be of assistance where there is a dispute regarding what type of social care is in a person’s best interest or where you are concerned about the level of care a person is receiving or where you are already looking after another person but need to make matters official for theirs and your own protection.

For further enquiries or a quotation please contact David Tagg on Tel:020 7736 0999

Inheritance Tax Planning

Inheritance Tax Planning We can advise you about trying to reduce the amount of inheritance tax (previously known as “death duties”) payable by your estate after your death.

This can be important since the amount of inheritance tax payable by some estates can be very high (often as a result of the increase in property prices and the value of the family home) and many estates that would once have been exempt are now chargeable.

Inheritance tax is a complex area of law however in many cases it is possible to reduce the tax payable (or avoid it altogether) by planning matters in advance. This is often done in conjunction with the preparation of your will.

Inheritance tax is often relevant if the value of your assets is in excess of £325,000. The usual rate of inheritance tax is 40%. Various exemptions (such as the “spouse exemption”) and reliefs may apply.

There are many methods for reducing inheritance tax and not all are complicated. Inheritance tax planning may save tax on your estate and leave more money for you family and loved ones.

For further enquiries or a quotation please contact David Tagg on Tel:020 7736 0999

Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Living Together Agreements

No one gets married expecting it to fail. Statistics show however that over a third of marriages will end in divorce.

A Pre-Nuptial is a way in which the parties can try to agree in advance a fair financial settlement in the event that the relationship breaks down. Pre-Nuptial agreements can help avoid costly disagreements and litigation and may prove to be money well spent.

Pre-Nuptial agreements are often used to try to protect or "ringfence" assets which one party may have accumulated on their own before the marriage against a claim by the other party in the event of a divorce.

For a Pre-Nuptial agreement to have a chance of being binding in the event of a divorce it is essential that the correct steps are followed including that each party has their own legal advice, that each party discloses their assets to the other and preferably that the agreement is signed 28 days (sometimes 21 days) before the date of the marriage.

If you are not married but are living with your partner then it is possible to have a "Living Together Agreement" dealing with the division of money and assets in a similar way in the event that the relationship breaks down.

We have a family department able to offer expert advice on matters of Family Law including Pre Nuptial agreements and we have membership of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel for solicitors specialising in family work. David Tagg is a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme which covers specialist areas of family work including advice in the conduct of ancillary relief (financial settlement). Members of the scheme are required to have shown that they have achieved and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in specialist areas of family law. David Tagg is a member of the Family Law Accreditation scheme run by the Law Society for family practitioners who meet the highest standard of expertise and client service and has over 20 years experience dealing with many aspects of family law.

We have members of both the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution ( formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association ). We offer a fixed fee first interview ( available on request ) and are able to provide legal aid in some cases (subject to availability).

We are members of RESOLUTION which is an association of Lawyers who seek to deal with problems of Matrimonial Law, whilst reducing conflicts and tensions between all parties.

For further enquiries or a quotation please contact David Tagg on Tel:020 7736 0999