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New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

Measures that will help “drive up prosecutions” in domestic abuse cases are set to be rolled out across England and Wales.

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December 19, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Study reveals UK ‘property price hotspots’

Study reveals UK ‘property price hotspots’

A new analysis of Land Registry data claims to have revealed the ‘Top UK Property Hotspots’ for 2018 in terms of house price growth.

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December 18, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Inheritance Tax gap at £600 million a year

Inheritance Tax gap at £600 million a year

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has found that the tax gap for inheritance tax is £600m a year despite a steady increase in receipts seen by HM Revenue & Customs.

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December 14, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

ICO fines spam text firm for data protection breach

ICO fines spam text firm for data protection breach

A tax advisory company has been fined £200,000 after sending out millions of unsolicited marketing text messages.

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December 13, 2018
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Olympic cyclist’s sex discrimination case could have ‘significant ramifications’

Olympic cyclist’s sex discrimination case could have ‘significant ramifications’

A sex discrimination challenge brought before an Employment Tribunal this week could have ‘significant ramifications’, it has been warned.

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December 11, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

HM Land Registry moves to raise awareness of property fraud

HM Land Registry moves to raise awareness of property fraud

In recent weeks, HM Land Registry has been trying to raise awareness of property and conveyancing fraud in an effort to ensure homeowners don’t get caught out.

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December 10, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Divorce law reform must protect children, says Resolution

Divorce law reform must protect children, says Resolution

Resolution has called for an “urgent reform” in divorce law to reduce the emotional impact it has on children.

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December 5, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Special guardians’ payments restored after critical review of council’s support system

Special guardians’ payments restored after critical review of council’s support system

Special guardians require more advice and support from councils before taking on the role, a report has warned.

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November 28, 2018
Posted in Blog

NHS faces age discrimination challenge from 88-year-old former employee

NHS faces age discrimination challenge from 88-year-old former employee

An 88-year-old woman who was dismissed from her position at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading last year is suing the NHS for age discrimination, it has emerged.

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November 27, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Overseas commercial property investors expected to ‘swoop in for Brexit bargains’

Overseas commercial property investors expected to ‘swoop in for Brexit bargains’

A new study carried out by prominent real estate group Knight Frank suggests that the UK will surge in popularity among overseas commercial property investors in 2019.

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November 19, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property