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Why cohabiting couples should write a Will

Why cohabiting couples should write a Will

After research was published this month showing that more than half of parents with children under 18 have not made a Will, solicitors are warning cohabiting couples about the dangers of dying without plans for the distribution of their estate in place.

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October 25, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong granted quickie divorce – BUT NOT YET

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong granted quickie divorce – BUT NOT YET

A Family Court Judge yesterday granted the Decree Nisi of Divorce to TV personality Ant McPartlin and his wife Lisa Armstrong.  This was widely reported as a quickie divorce.  However it is just the first stage.

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October 17, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Demand strong for UK commercial property

Demand strong for UK commercial property

Demand for UK commercial property remains strong despite the political and other challenges the market appears to be facing in the months ahead.

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October 9, 2018
Posted in Blog, Commercial, Property

Major review uncovers workplace discrimination and harassment at Save the Children

Major review uncovers workplace discrimination and harassment at Save the Children

A major review has found that more than a quarter (28 per cent) of people working for prominent charity Save the Children have encountered discrimination or harassment at work.

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October 9, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Civil partnerships to be extended to opposite-sex couples

Civil partnerships to be extended to opposite-sex couples

Theresa May has announced today that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will now be able to choose whether to enter into a civil partnership rather than get married. The intention is to provide greater security for unmarried couples and their families to address the “imbalance” that allows same-sex couples to enter into both civil…

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October 2, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law, Press Releases

Landlords urged to take note of new HMO rules ahead of 1 October deadline

Landlords urged to take note of new HMO rules ahead of 1 October deadline

New licensing rules due to take effect on Monday 1 October 2018 will require some 177,000 UK landlords to apply for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences, it has been warned.

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September 25, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

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 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