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The divorce rate among older couples continues to rise

The divorce rate among older couples continues to rise

One particularly noteworthy aspect of the UK’s most recent divorce figures is that the number of over 55s looking to bring their marriage to an end continues to increase. While last week’s statistics showed a fall in the overall number of divorce petitions, in fact the number of older couples who are separating is growing….

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December 15, 2016
Posted in Family Law

Increasing number of foreign buyers investing in UK commercial property

Increasing number of foreign buyers investing in UK commercial property

New data suggests that an increasing number of overseas buyers are eyeing up investment in UK commercial property. According to reports, buyers from Asia alone had pumped £4.5billion into London’s office market by the end of November 2016. Data from estate agent Savills suggests that a third of commercial property activity in London over the…

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December 15, 2016
Posted in Property

Employers urged to consider health and safety ahead of Christmas

Employers urged to consider health and safety ahead of Christmas

With the festive season upon us, many employers will be hanging up decorations in the office, or even planning workplace parties or games with the hope of spreading some festive cheer. But our team are reminding employers to be wary of health and safety amidst the festivities. Statistics from the NHS suggest that as many…

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December 15, 2016
Posted in Employment

‘Adultery’ and ‘unreasonable behaviour’ most common reasons for divorce in UK

‘Adultery’ and ‘unreasonable behaviour’ most common reasons for divorce in UK

‘Adultery’ and ‘unreasonable behaviour’ are the most common reasons for divorce in the UK, according to analysis of new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The latest ONS figures into divorce trends across the UK, which were released Monday 5 December 2016, reveal that the number of people divorcing in England and Wales…

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December 9, 2016
Posted in Family Law

Bigamist was exposed after her husband found wedding photos online

Bigamist was exposed after her husband found wedding photos online

A woman’s bigamy was discovered when her husband came across wedding photos on Facebook, a court heard this month. Lisa Everard was still married and living with her husband Elliott when she secretly tied the knot with another man, Michael Hughes. Mr Everard was stunned to discover the pictures of his wife’s clandestine nuptials on…

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December 7, 2016
Posted in Family Law

Resolution takes its campaign to Parliament

Resolution takes its campaign to Parliament

A delegation from the family law association Resolution travelled to Westminster yesterday to make their case for MPs to legislate for no-fault divorce. 150 members visited Parliament to set out their case for a change in the law, discussing their concerns about the current regime with representatives from both the House of Commons and the…

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December 2, 2016
Posted in Family Law

Financial manager fights discrimination Tribunal

Financial manager fights discrimination Tribunal

A UK women and financial manager has taken her employer to an employment Tribunal on grounds of discrimination, claiming that she was ‘demoted’ for failing to ‘bow’ to her Korean boss. Ms Misook McDonald, 43, who works as a financial manager at a UK-branch of Korean electronics company Dongbu Daewoo, told a Tribunal that she…

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December 2, 2016
Posted in Employment

Hopes that new funding will be a “lifeline” for victims of domestic abuse

Hopes that new funding will be a “lifeline” for victims of domestic abuse

Ministers this month announced a £20million grant to bolster domestic violence services around the UK. The funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government is the first part of a new financial package to support those who have suffered abuse. The cash injection was first outlined in last year’s Spending Review and the money…

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December 1, 2016
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Businessman challenges court’s decision to award his ex-wife almost £3million

Businessman challenges court’s decision to award his ex-wife almost £3million

A man has gone to the Court of Appeal in an attempt to have a previous judgment – which saw his ex-wife awarded £2.7million a decade on from the couple’s original divorce settlement – overturned. Millionaire businessman Glen Briers has built up a vast fashion empire after starting a business in the family’s garage almost…

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December 1, 2016
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Demand for UK commercial property on the rise, says RICS

Demand for UK commercial property on the rise, says RICS

Demand for UK commercial property is on the rise and the market has recovered from a ‘post-Referendum slump’ in activity, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The RICS has said that net occupier demand increased by +12 between late September and early October – up from just zero in July. According to…

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November 29, 2016
Posted in Property