divorce solicitors

Stunt/Eccleston divorce settlement set to be biggest in history

James Stunt, the billionaire husband of Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Petra was ordered out of his marital home by a High Court Judge.

The Central Family Court heard Petra moved out of the couple’s £75million West London mansion in February and rented a three-bedroom home during a bitter £5billion divorce battle.

It is expected that the divorce settlement between the couple could be the biggest in celebrity history. The pair have an estimated combined fortune of £5.5bn including the Chelsea mansion and a £158m LA property. Stunt - who owns an international gold bullion firm - is said to be worth £3.3bn. Eccleston is set to inherit half of her father's - form F1 owner - £2.5bn fortune.

The couple have three children; daughter Lavina (4) and twin sons James Jnr and Andrew (2).

The High Court divorce hearing is currently ongoing.

Divorce solicitors

At Wrigley Claydon, we fight on your behalf to make the difficult process of separation and divorce a little easier. We are experienced family lawyers and can assist you with the legal aspects of any family situation in which you may find yourself. We deal with our cases sensitively.

If you are looking for divorce solicitors or family advice then please call 0161 785 3521 to speak to Terri Pickup in our Family Department or email tp@wrigleyclaydon.com.

copyright infringement solicitors

Lego in copyright infringement dispute with UK removal firm

Lego have threatened to sue a removals firm over the figures painted on the side of their vans.

It claims Kwik Stix are infringing their copyright with the design and have ordered it to be removed within 28 days.

Lego is demanding Kwik Stix removes anything on the internet that displays the logo, and which means the owner of Kwik Stix will also have to get new uniforms and remove it from his vans.

Copyright infringement solicitors

If you have a brand, something you have invented, or an original piece of work that you have written and someone infringes your rights we can help. We can assist you in securing an injunction and/or damages or account of profits and the delivery up and destruction of the offending item. If you have been accused of infringing someone’s intellectual property rights then we can also help by raising various defences and minimising your liability.

If you feel you have an intellectual property case and need some legal advice then please speak to our copyright infringement solicitors Shalish Mehta, our civil and commercial litigation solicitor. Please call us on 0161 785 3534 or email sm@wrigleyclaydon.com.

business planning solicitors

Job losses and cost-cutting at Tesco HQ

UK’s biggest supermarket Tesco plans to cut 1,200 jobs at its head office in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield as part of a major cost-cutting drive that aims to reduce costs by £1.5bn.

Tesco said, "This new service model will simplify the way we organise ourselves, reduce duplication and cost but also, very importantly, allow us to invest in serving shoppers better,"

Shares in Tesco rose 1.6% to close at 171.7p, but have fallen almost 17% since the start of the year.

Business planning solicitors

If you are considering a company merger, acquisition, takeover or joint venture or are in the midst of a shareholder dispute or share capital transaction or need business advice please contact us.

Call 0161 785 3573 to speak to John Porter and Soibi Iketubosin in our Company/Commercial Department or email jap@wrigleyclaydon.com or si@wrigleyclaydon.com.


employment solicitors

Employment woes as seasonal worker numbers decline

Summer fruit and salad growers in the UK are having difficulty recruiting pickers saying they don't know if they will have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops.

About 80,000 seasonal workers a year pick and process British fruit and veg, most of them are from the EU, mainly Romania and Bulgaria.

British Summer Fruits, the body which represents soft fruit growers, says labour shortages are now the worst seen since 2004.

The weak pound which has reduced their workers' earning power, as well as uncertainty over Brexit is being blamed.

Employment solicitors

If you are experiencing difficulties within your business, whether staffing matters, contractual issues or you are considering a company merger, acquisition, takeover or joint venture or are in the midst of a shareholder dispute or share capital transaction or need business advice, please contact us.

Call 0161 785 3573 to speak to John Porter and Soibi Iketubosin in our Company/Commercial Department or email jap@wrigleyclaydon.com or si@wrigleyclaydon.com.

divorce procedure solicitors

Streamlining of new online divorce procedures

Sir James Munby, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has called for the streamlining of new online divorce procedures and that the obtaining of a divorce should be completely separated from a couple’s disputes over money.

The proposal is aimed at reducing administrative pressure within the family courts by unlinking “the largely administrative and bureaucratic” divorce work from the more complex legal battles about who takes which assets from a marriage.

Most of the judges’ time is taken up with ancillary relief rather than the divorce itself, the judge said.

Divorce procedure solicitors

At Wrigley Claydon, we fight on your behalf to make this difficult time a little easier. We are experienced family lawyers and can assist you with the legal aspects of any family situation in which you may find yourself. We deal with our cases sensitively.

If you are looking for family advice then please call 0161 785 3521 to speak to Terri Pickup in our Family Department or email tp@wrigleyclaydon.com.

debt solicitors

Bankruptcy for former tennis ace Becker

Former three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by the Bankruptcy and Companies Court.

The bankruptcy application was made by Arbuthnot Latham, firm of private bankers.

Becker's lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from re-mortgaging a property in Majorca, however, the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay.

In 2012 a judge ordered Becker to auction off his villa in Palma, Spain, so that £225,000 of the profits can be set aside to pay a long-standing debt to owe a local landscape gardening company.

How debt solicitors can help

Suffering a financial or contractual dispute can have serious implications on your personal and/or business finances.

Our business and debt solicitors will quickly and efficiently put your case together and act on your behalf to recover unpaid invoices. We can advise you on the appropriate course of action and assist with any legal documents or proceedings that may occur.

Call Shalish Mehta in our civil and commercial litigation department on 0161 785 3534 or email sm@wrigleyclaydon.com

commercial litigation solicitors

Corporate manslaughter cases set to rise warn commercial litigation solicitors

Organisations increasingly face investigation for corporate manslaughter and the number of convictions is expected to dramatically increase in the coming years.

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (CMCHA) 2007 made it easier to secure convictions against organisations for their liability for workplace deaths.

An organisation can be convicted of someone’s manslaughter if its mismanagement amounts to a “gross” breach of a duty of care.

Firms convicted of corporate manslaughter with a turnover of more than £50m face fines of up to £20m and up to £10m for Health & Safety offences.

Commercial Litigation Solicitors

Suffering a financial or contractual dispute can have serious implications on your business.

Our experienced team of litigation and business lawyers are here to help you. We can advise you on the appropriate course of action and assist with any legal documents or proceedings that may occur.

Call Shalish Mehta in our civil and commercial litigation department on 0161 785 3534 or email sm@wrigleyclaydon.com.

family solicitors oldham

Marriage split for Elle Macpherson

Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson has announced she’s split with her billionaire hotel heir husband Jeffrey Soffer after four years of marriage.

She has two teenage sons from her relationship with hedge fund manager Arpad Busson and was also previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon.

Family Solicitors Oldham

At Wrigley Claydon, we fight on your behalf to make this difficult time a little easier. We are experienced family lawyers and can assist you with the legal aspects of any family situation in which you may find yourself. We deal with our cases sensitively.

If you are looking for family advice then please call 0161 785 3521 and speak to Terri Pickup in our Family Department or email tp@wrigleyclaydon.com.

Business Solicitors Oldham

Profit plunge for DFS

Shares in DFS Furniture have plunged by 22% after it issued a profit warning.

It blamed the general election for contributing to a sharp fall in demand in the second half of its financial year.

It now expects its annual profits to be between £82m-£87m, below the £94.4m it reported in the previous 12 months.

Its share price tumbled by 55.25p to 196.75p.

Business Solicitors Oldham

If you are considering a company merger, acquisition, takeover or joint venture or are in the midst of a shareholder dispute or share capital transaction or need business advice please contact us.

Call 0161 785 3573 to speak to John Porter and Soibi Iketubosin in our Company/Commercial Department or email jap@wrigleyclaydon.com or si@wrigleyclaydon.com.

Profit drop for Sir Philip Green's retail empire

Profits at Sir Philip Green's retail empire, which includes Topshop, dropped by 79% last year.

The failure of BHS and tough competition in the clothing market contributed to the poor performance.

A report filed with Companies House by Taveta Investments showed pre-tax profits to £36.8m, down from £172.2m the previous year.

Taveta is the holding company of Arcadia which also owns Miss Selfridge, Burton, Evans, Wallis and Dorothy Perkins.

Taveta said Brexit had caused economic uncertainty and the fall in sterling had affected its results.

Commercial solicitors Oldham

If you are considering a company merger, acquisition, takeover or joint venture or are in the midst of a shareholder dispute or share capital transaction or need business advice please contact us.

Call 0161 785 3573 to speak to John Porter and Soibi Iketubosin in our Company/Commercial Department or email jap@wrigleyclaydon.com or si@wrigleyclaydon.com.