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North London family lawyers shortlisted for LexisNexis Family Law Award

North London family lawyers shortlisted for LexisNexis Family Law Award

Head of Family Team, Graeme Fraser, has been shortlisted in the Partner of the Year category at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2021, while Associate Solicitor, Holly Covington, has been shortlisted in the Young Solicitor of the Year category. Graeme is a well-respected figure amongst family lawyers, having served in senior committee positions with Resolution,…

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September 7, 2021
Posted in Family Law, Latest News, Press Releases

Family Law Journal – International Cohabitation Practice and Policy

Family Law Journal – International Cohabitation Practice and Policy

Partner and Head of the family department, Graeme Fraser has written an article in the Family Law Journal, which summarises the regulation and treatment of unmarried cohabitants in Britain, Canada and Australia. Cohabitation law and practice operates very differently in each of these jurisdictions. The article has now been been published on the Family Law…

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August 24, 2021
Posted in Family Law, In the Press

End of stamp duty holiday cools property market

End of stamp duty holiday cools property market

A recent surge in property prices is coming to a close as the stamp duty holiday is withdrawn, bringing an end to a boom that has seen increases in the cost of housing hit a 17-year high. The holiday, brought in alongside a raft of other measures designed to cushion the impact of COVID-19 restrictions…

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July 30, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Latest News, Property

Protection From Creditor Enforcement Extended Until 30 September 2021

Protection From Creditor Enforcement Extended Until 30 September 2021

At the time of writing, Coronavirus statistics were looking fairly positive. Although hospital admissions have been rising day by day, the increase in Covid cases is being met by a wall of vaccinated people which has so far prevented the NHS from being overwhelmed.  However, there is news that the coming winter is likely to…

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June 23, 2021
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19, Dispute Resolution, Latest News

Ban On Commercial Lease Evictions Extended Until March 2022

Ban On Commercial Lease Evictions Extended Until March 2022

The Government has announced that the moratorium on commercial lease evictions has been extended until March 2022.  The decision has resulted in considerable controversy, with those in the arts, hospitality, and events sectors welcoming the news, and property companies furious that their legal rights are being further curtailed. James Raynor, chief executive of the British…

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June 18, 2021
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19, Latest News, Property

Graeme Fraser appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC)

Graeme Fraser appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC)

OGR Stock Denton LLP is delighted to announce that the Lord Chancellor has appointed Graeme Fraser, Partner and Head of the Family team, as a practitioner member to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) from 1st March 2021. Graeme Fraser commented: “I am delighted to have started a three-year term as a Solicitor member of the…

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June 10, 2021
Posted in Family Law, Latest News, Press Releases

High Court Upholds 19th Century Test For Mental Capacity

High Court Upholds 19th Century Test For Mental Capacity

Choosing to challenge a Will is not a decision to be taken lightly.  Any experienced, highly-regarded Civil Litigation Solicitor will tell you that testamentary freedom is a cherished part of English law and not one that the Courts are prepared to readily tamper with.  However, there are some cases where it is abundantly clear that…

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May 27, 2021
Posted in Contested Probate, Private Client, wills

A Two Minute Guide To The Domestic Abuse Bill 2021

A Two Minute Guide To The Domestic Abuse Bill 2021

One of the unspoken tragedies of the Coronavirus pandemic is the dramatic increase in domestic abuse. According to a House of Common’s Insight,  although there is no official data so far on the impact of lockdown on domestic abuse, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that by mid-May 2020, there was a 12% increase in…

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May 20, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Family Law

Tax and Trusts in the Cryptic Cryptosphere

Tax and Trusts in the Cryptic Cryptosphere

Bitcoin, Ethereum, even Dogecoin – many will have been scratching their heads in recent months over the latest mania to grip the nation and the wider financial community. We could talk about non-fungible tokens (also known as NFTs), but it is perhaps best to leave that aside for now. This article looks at the growth…

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May 10, 2021
Posted in covid-19, Latest News, Private Client, wills

Understanding Testamentary Capacity

Understanding Testamentary Capacity

The number of Wills being challenged over the past decade has risen consistently, and it is easy to see why.  The stakes are much higher given the increase in house prices, meaning that many peoples assets are now worth hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of pounds. Furthermore, the younger generation are struggling to get…

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April 30, 2021
Posted in Contested Probate, covid-19, Latest News, wills