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Minister for Women talks about forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

Minister for Women talks about forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

The Government’s Minister for Women, Victoria Atkins, has been speaking about the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.

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May 24, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Property Ombudsman’s report highlights increase in complaints

Property Ombudsman’s report highlights increase in complaints

Complaints to The Property Ombudsman (TPO) increased by 3 per cent in 2017. That is according to the findings of its annual report.

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May 22, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Property tycoon’s wife fails to increase divorce settlement of £51.4 million

Property tycoon’s wife fails to increase divorce settlement of £51.4 million

Camilla Versteegh, the ex-wife of property magnate Gerard Versteegh, has failed in her attempt to get her High Court divorce settlement increased.

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May 17, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched its long mooted online divorce portal in a bid to cut down the amount of paperwork court staff currently face. But its use has raised concerns with some legal professionals.

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May 9, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Domestic abuse growing problem among older couples

Domestic abuse growing problem among older couples

Domestic violence is not just a problem among the middle-aged and younger generations. According to a new census, it is also a growing problem among older couples.

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May 2, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Important changes to IHT400 compliance checks

Important changes to IHT400 compliance checks

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a number of important changes to the ways in which it processes IHT400 estate returns.

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April 20, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Court of Appeal denies wife lifetime maintenance award

Court of Appeal denies wife lifetime maintenance award

The Court of Appeal has removed the right to a lifetime maintenance award from the former wife of a multimillionaire.

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April 19, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Court order granted to protect girls from forced marriage

Court order granted to protect girls from forced marriage

Three teenage girls from Sheffield have become the subject of a court order protecting them from being forced into marriage.

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April 11, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Employment Tribunal finds prison workers who raised safety fears were unfairly dismissed

Employment Tribunal finds prison workers who raised safety fears were unfairly dismissed

An Employment Tribunal has found that two UK maintenance workers who raised health and safety concerns over changes to their work at a Liverpool prison were unfairly dismissed.

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March 20, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Landlords reap bumper gains from property sales

Landlords reap bumper gains from property sales

A new study suggests that the average UK landlord who sold off a rental property in 2017 made almost £87,000 in profit.

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March 12, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property