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Debate as to whether children deserve greater input in family court cases

Debate as to whether children deserve greater input in family court cases

A campaign to give children a greater say in family law proceedings is gathering momentum.

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October 19, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

The London YPG continues to grow

The London YPG continues to grow

On the evening of 5 October, 2017 the London Young Professionals Group (YPG) of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce was once again welcomed by the Victorinox team at their London flagship store to hear about their latest product lines. Victorinox were,  as always,  great hosts entertaining an audience of over 80 people with wine,…

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October 18, 2017
Posted in Blog

Call to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Call to raise awareness of domestic abuse

The University of Bristol has called for teaching on domestic violence and abuse (DVA) to be mandatory in medical schools – amid concerns that an increasing number of women are suffering in silence at the hands of an abusive partner.

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October 16, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Anger over reports that care fee commitment has been abandoned

Anger over reports that care fee commitment has been abandoned

There was anger this week after it emerged that a former promise to introduce a cap on care home fees by 2020 has apparently been dropped.

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October 13, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

OGR Associate hails networking event

OGR Associate hails networking event

An Associate at OGR Stock Denton was delighted by the turn-out at last week’s autumn networking event, organised by the business body she co-chairs.

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October 11, 2017
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Worrying majority of UK adults do not have a Will

Worrying majority of UK adults do not have a Will

A new study suggests that a worrying number of UK adults do not have a Will in place, and could be at risk of their estates being distributed solely according to intestacy laws following an unexpected death.

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October 6, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

MP’s Bill calls for changes to domestic violence legislation

MP’s Bill calls for changes to domestic violence legislation

An MP has argued in favour of changing the law so that police actively warn people if their new partner has a history of repeated domestic violence offences.

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October 5, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

High Court Judge calls for campaign to educate people about Living Wills

High Court Judge calls for campaign to educate people about Living Wills

A prominent High Court Judge has said that a new campaign needs to be launched to raise public awareness of Living Wills.

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October 2, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Surprise increase in the number of people entering into civil partnerships

Surprise increase in the number of people entering into civil partnerships

The number of civil partnerships rose by more than three per cent in 2016, the first such increase since same-sex marriage was introduced four years ago.

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September 28, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Property transactions dip slightly in August but market ‘resilient’

Property transactions dip slightly in August but market ‘resilient’

New research suggests that property transactions fell slightly between July and August this year, but that transactional volumes were still up significantly when compared with figures from 2016.

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September 25, 2017
Posted in Blog, Property