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Minister for Women talks about forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

Minister for Women talks about forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

The Government’s Minister for Women, Victoria Atkins, has been speaking about the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.

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May 24, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Property Ombudsman’s report highlights increase in complaints

Property Ombudsman’s report highlights increase in complaints

Complaints to The Property Ombudsman (TPO) increased by 3 per cent in 2017. That is according to the findings of its annual report.

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May 22, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Property tycoon’s wife fails to increase divorce settlement of £51.4 million

Property tycoon’s wife fails to increase divorce settlement of £51.4 million

Camilla Versteegh, the ex-wife of property magnate Gerard Versteegh, has failed in her attempt to get her High Court divorce settlement increased.

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May 17, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Civil Partnership case goes to Supreme Court

Civil Partnership case goes to Supreme Court

Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan take their case today to the Supreme Court to secure the same legal recognition as same-sex civil partners without getting married. In February last year, the Court of Appeal agreed that the couple are being treated differently because of their sexual orientation, which impacts on their private and family life….

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May 14, 2018
Posted in Press Releases

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched its long mooted online divorce portal in a bid to cut down the amount of paperwork court staff currently face. But its use has raised concerns with some legal professionals.

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May 9, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

OGR Stock Denton partner recognised by new Resolution Chair

OGR Stock Denton partner recognised by new Resolution Chair

OGR Stock Denton partner, Graeme Fraser, has been recognised in the inaugural address of Margaret Heathcote as she took up her post as National Chair of the family law organisation, Resolution. As well as being a partner here at OGR Stock Denton, Graeme is also Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee and national media spokesperson on…

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May 3, 2018
Posted in Latest News

Domestic abuse growing problem among older couples

Domestic abuse growing problem among older couples

Domestic violence is not just a problem among the middle-aged and younger generations. According to a new census, it is also a growing problem among older couples.

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May 2, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

What will it cost?

What will it cost?

If you bought a new-build home from Taylor Wimpey and believe you are amongst those affected, the developer will cover the cost of converting the lease terms and has also agreed to pay towards your legal costs. If you have a ground rent issue with another housing developer, speak to us and we can advise…

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April 24, 2018
Posted in Latest News

The ‘great ground rent rip off’ – what’s been happening?

The ‘great ground rent rip off’ – what’s been happening?

In recent years, a growing scandal has emerged, particularly involving new-build properties. In such cases, the terms of the lease has meant that ground rents have been spiralling out of control, or clauses in the lease have left home owners unable to make improvements to their property without being penalised. Recent cases have included: A…

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April 24, 2018
Posted in Latest News

More taxi firms face ‘gig economy’ challenges

More taxi firms face ‘gig economy’ challenges

In the wake of a high-profile legal battle between drivers and taxi app, Uber, three more taxi companies are facing legal challenges from their drivers over their rights in the so-called ‘gig economy’. London’s Green Tomato Cars, Birmingham’s A2B cars and Blacklane, a specialist in airport transfers are facing claims from drivers backed by the…

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April 24, 2018
Posted in Latest News