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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 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

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

Engineers win Employment Tribunal challenge after being made redundant without notice

Engineers win Employment Tribunal challenge after being made redundant without notice

A group of engineers who were dismissed without notice when the company they worked for went into administration have been awarded 90 days’ pay at an Employment Tribunal.

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August 28, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

We encounter a ‘sticky wicket’ as we take on Gerald Edelman on the cricket pitch

We encounter a ‘sticky wicket’ as we take on Gerald Edelman on the cricket pitch

The ‘OGR Legends’ team, made up of Michael Stock, team members from OGR, as well as contacts from Vintage Wealth, Jeremy Leaf & Co, Dutch and Dutch and Selbourne Chambers, took on a team from accountancy firm, Gerald Edelman, at the Walker Cricket Ground in Southgate on Thursday 23 August. Sadly, batting second, we were…

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August 24, 2018
Posted in Blog, Latest News

Boost for unfairly treated former partners and families

Boost for unfairly treated former partners and families

The government has today confirmed their commitment to improve enforcement of financial remedy orders made on divorce. Although financial remedy orders enable wealth to be more fairly distributed on divorce, they have limited effect when the money rewarded to the less wealthy spouse and can in certain circumstances lead to significant hardship for them and…

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August 17, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law