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Bank of England Governor warns of Brexit house price plunge

Bank of England Governor warns of Brexit house price plunge

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has warned that a no-deal Brexit could cause a house price crash. He said that in the worst-case scenario, house prices could fall by as much as 35 per cent over the three years following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, according to reports. His comments…

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September 21, 2018
Posted in Blog, Latest News, Property

New Bill promises guaranteed leave allowance for bereaved parents

New Bill promises guaranteed leave allowance for bereaved parents

A Bill presented to Parliament recently promises to give bereaved parents guaranteed paid leave for a minimum of two weeks following the death of a child aged under 18 years old. Conservative MP, Kevin Hollinrake, has introduced the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill with support from the Government . The plans will now be…

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September 21, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law, Latest News

National Wills Week: Three consequences of not having a will

National Wills Week: Three consequences of not having a will

There are several potential issues that can arise from not having a will, which can also be detrimental to loved ones; but still over 60 per cent of adults in the UK have resisted getting one.

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September 21, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Divorce Law to be reformed – consultation announced

Divorce Law to be reformed – consultation announced

No Fault divorce is edging closer to happening following publication by the Ministry of Justice of its consultation “Reducing family conflict” to reform the legal requirements on divorce.  The consultation runs from 15th September until 10 December. The Government proposes to reform the divorce process to shift the focus from blame and recrimination to supporting…

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September 17, 2018
Posted in Press Releases

Divorce poised to become less confrontational

Divorce poised to become less confrontational

Details of a Government consultation on no-fault divorce have just emerged which should improve the process of divorce going forwards. David Gauke, the justice secretary is expected to launch the consultation shortly. He previously acknowledged that the argument for reforming divorce is “strong” Under current law, to obtain a divorce either spouse must prove fault…

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September 10, 2018
Posted in Family Law, Press Releases

Property prices up by almost four per cent in August

Property prices up by almost four per cent in August

New data from high street lender Halifax reveals that average UK property prices were up by almost four per cent year-on-year in the three months to August.

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September 10, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

North London family lawyer shortlisted as industry Commentator of the Year

North London family lawyer shortlisted as industry Commentator of the Year

Graeme Fraser, a Partner at Finchley law firm OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, has been named as a finalist at this year’s Family Law Awards for his role as a key commentator for the specialist area of law. Having appeared recently on both BBC local radio and Channel 5 News to share his expertise on cohabitation,…

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September 4, 2018
Posted in Press Releases

Commercial property popular among domestic investors

Commercial property popular among domestic investors

UK-based investors have pumped some £18.8 billion into Britain’s commercial property market over the last 12 months, new research from Savills reveals.

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September 3, 2018
Posted in Blog, Commercial, Property

Supreme Court judgement due on rights of bereaved cohabitants

Supreme Court judgement due on rights of bereaved cohabitants

The Supreme Court is to rule on Thursday 30 August 2018 on the case of a woman who has been denied bereavement payments following the death of her partner of 23 years. Siobhan McLaughlin, aged 46, had four children with her partner, John Adams, but when he died in 2014, she was denied a £2,000…

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August 30, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Pollsters find most Brits have been checking their work emails on holiday

Pollsters find most Brits have been checking their work emails on holiday

A survey from the polling firm, YouGov has found that most UK workers check their emails while on holiday. Just 40 per cent of people questioned never check their emails while taking time away from the office, with a quarter of workers checking their inbox either ‘often’ or ‘very often’. Despite this finding, 80 per…

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August 29, 2018
Posted in Latest News