Wills & Probate:
If you own a property here in TRNC, and a car and have money in TRNC bank accounts, you will definitely need a TRNC will to ‘mirror’ your UK will, since your will made outside TRNC only covers you for assets abroad,
Partners living like husband and wife in the TRNC do not have the same rights that partners have in the UK. They will not have any share in the estate of his/her partner. Therefore it is essential that a will is made to protect the interests of the surviving partner.
If your will is out of date or you have never made one, let us help you put your wishes in writing. A missing or poorly written will can mean delays and financial losses to your heirs at an already difficult time. With our help, you can be sure that your estate passes to your loved ones.
As well as purchases and sales, our firm can also help you with permission to purchase applications, rental agreements, lease agreements, construction agreements, setup of trust & trust agreements, any boundary disputes, and also rights of way. Our one-to-one customised conveyancing service uses a combination of innovative, online technology and direct solicitor access. This means our service is swift, efficient and direct whilst also benefiting from being personal and tailored to your individual situation.
Civil & Criminal Litigation:
No business or individual looks for or wants a legal dispute. If you find yourself in this situation, you will need a clear head and to understand and appreciate that tactics, strategy and process are often as important as the strength of your case in law.
Our specialist solicitors can guide you through all aspects of civil litigation; from your initial enquiry, through to any paperwork, representation and final dispute resolution. We work hard to tailor all of our services to your individual needs and circumstances and promise to handle each case sensitively and with close attention to detail. We can act on your behalf from small claims to high court cases including, landlord & tenant disputes, contractual disputes, property litigation, personal injury and debt collection.
We can also assist you in criminal litigation matters such as minor traffic offences or serious crimes being tried in the Assize Court.
Residential & Commercial Conveyancing:
Buying a property in TRNC can be a complicated and strenuous for those who are not familiar with the law and legal procedure. We pride ourselves with the benefit of many years of experience in the conveyancing procedure for the sale and purchase of residential and commercial property in North Cyprus.
With fluent English and familiarity with UK law, we can offer independent and professional services to our clients wishing to purchase or sell immovable property and assist and facilitate secure and efficient transactions from preliminary stages to post completion.
LAWLEX Law & Consulting
Divorce or relationship breakdown can be a stressful and emotional time. You have important decisions to make about your future, your children, your finances and maybe even your business.Taking the right legal advice from a specialist family lawyer you can trust is therefore essential in helping you ease the emotional burden.
Our solicitors take a more holistic approach to family law. We get to know our clients in order to understand the issues they face and what is most important to them. This means that we can then provide you with the best possible solutions in the most cost-effective way working with you to reduce the emotional and financial difficulties often associated with family breakdown.
The major change in the TRNC, from that of the law in the UK, is that there is no such rule of “Joint Tenancy” here which covers ‘intestacy’. In the TRNC, if one of you dies intestate (i.e. without leaving a Will) your spouse will not automatically inherit your estate, if there are surviving children. So if you jointly own a property here, your will be treated as holding the title as “Tenants in Common” which does not give the surviving partner the automatic right to inherit the other half of the property. So If you die intestate (i.e. without leaving a Will) your spouse will not automatically inherit your estate, if there are surviving children (in which case a surviving spouse will only receive a 1/6th share and the remaining 5/6th will go to any surviving children) or other specified relatives.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Our advice is clear and no nonsense. We will not blind you will legal jargon and we will be transparent on costs. We will make every effort to resolve your case through negotiation or mediation but never at the expense of protecting your interests and obtaining the best possible outcome for you.
We are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the family as a whole and in particular putting the needs of the children first.
It is impossible to list the full range of family law issues we deal with, but these include
Business & Commercial Law:
Our approach is fundamentally business as well as legally oriented, focused on assisting clients objectives to grow, exploit opportunities and mitigate legal and business risk. We understand that there often needs to be a balance between covering every conceivable risk and angle and ensuring that costs are proportionate to the client and business and that timing is also important.
We advise on a diverse range of business and commercial law issues including: