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Domestic violence reforms feature in this week’s Queen Speech

Domestic violence reforms feature in this week’s Queen Speech

Plans to provide greater support for the victims of domestic violence have been confirmed as remaining part of the Government’s legislative programme.

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June 22, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Dementia Awareness Week inspires fresh calls for UK adults to set up LPAs

Dementia Awareness Week inspires fresh calls for UK adults to set up LPAs

UK adults are being urged to consider the importance of setting up a lasting power of attorney (LPA), following a recent survey carried out as part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017.

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June 16, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Ex-wife wins appeal over divorce settlement

Ex-wife wins appeal over divorce settlement

A ruling by the Court of Appeal is likely to have implications for how assets are divided following brief marriages.

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June 14, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Inheritance Tax receipts forecast to hit new record highs, OBR warns

Inheritance Tax receipts forecast to hit new record highs, OBR warns

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned that the Treasury is on track to reel in a record-breaking £5bn in Inheritance Tax (IHT) this year – a figure which is expected to exceed more than £6.2bn within the next five years.

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June 2, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Record investment poured into UK start-ups, says study

Record investment poured into UK start-ups, says study

More than £102 billion has been invested in UK start-ups by large corporations in the last four years, a report has revealed.

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May 25, 2017
Posted in Blog, Commercial

OGR Partner backs the call for no-fault divorce

OGR Partner backs the call for no-fault divorce

The question that many family law professionals are bound to ask when Parliament reconvenes this summer is whether MPs will finally consider adopting no-fault divorce. Organisations such as Resolution, the family law association, have been clamouring for change for years, arguing that the current system puts couples in the invidious position of having to apportion…

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May 17, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

A quarter of small businesses “expect late payments”, study suggests

A quarter of small businesses “expect late payments”, study suggests

Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of small business owners say they don’t normally have their invoices settled on time, according to a new study looking into late payment culture. The research, published by Crossflow Payments and YouGov, further revealed that 15 per cent of all small business turnover was subject to late payment in…

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May 12, 2017
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Labour Party unveils ambitious Inheritance Tax plans

Labour Party unveils ambitious Inheritance Tax plans

The Labour Party has unveiled ambitious plans to dramatically lower the UK’s Inheritance Tax (IHT) threshold if the Party wins the General Election on 8 June. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that Labour would lower the existing threshold to just £425,000 for couples – a move which could see hundreds of thousands of UK…

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May 5, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Child Maintenance Service is urged to “up its game”

Child Maintenance Service is urged to “up its game”

A group of MPs has called on the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to do more to enforce the payment of child support. Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee has said that the organisation needed to improve the system, amid fears that too many families are “slipping through the safety net.” A report prepared by the cross-party…

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May 3, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Police officer who felt “forced to resign” locked in discrimination row over weight gain

Police officer who felt “forced to resign” locked in discrimination row over weight gain

A police officer who claims she was “forced to resign” after being “over-scrutinised” for her weight gain is challenging Surrey Police at an Employment Tribunal. Detective Constable Rebecca Tiffin, who first joined the Police in 2001, has said that Surrey Police pressured her to pass a “bleep test” fitness exam on several occasions, at a…

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May 2, 2017
Posted in Blog, Employment