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Government abandons planned probate fee increase

Government abandons planned probate fee increase

The Government has abandoned its plans to increase probate fees following a campaign by experts and associations to scrap the fee hike.

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October 21, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Businesses automatically registered for simplified import procedures ahead of Brexit

Businesses automatically registered for simplified import procedures ahead of Brexit

The Government has automatically enrolled almost 100,000 businesses into its Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) scheme ahead of the UK’s 31 October withdrawal from the European Union.

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October 17, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Government announces plans that will require employers to pass on all tips to staff in full

Government announces plans that will require employers to pass on all tips to staff in full

The UK Government has announced plans requiring employers to pass on all tips to staff in full, which will benefit more than one million people.

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October 16, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Major divorce and domestic abuse reforms to be reintroduced

Major divorce and domestic abuse reforms to be reintroduced

Major domestic abuse and divorce reforms will be reintroduced after they were abandoned following the prorogation of Parliament.

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October 16, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Chancellor considers Inheritance Tax reform

Chancellor considers Inheritance Tax reform

Sajid Javid has suggested that he is considering Inheritance Tax (IHT) reform, admitting at the recent Conservative Party Conference that it is ‘on his mind’.

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October 11, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Female barristers call for action on discrimination and harassment

Female barristers call for action on discrimination and harassment

A recent report published by the Association of Women Barristers (AWB) has made recommendations to tackle discrimination and harassment at the criminal bar.

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October 10, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Judge orders baby to be handed back to biological mother a year after adoption

Judge orders baby to be handed back to biological mother a year after adoption

A council has been criticised for failing to keep a baby with its biological mother, court documents have revealed.

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October 10, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Mortgage approvals increase by 3.2 per cent in August

Mortgage approvals increase by 3.2 per cent in August

Mortgage approvals increased by 3.2 per cent in August, according to the latest data from UK Finance.

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October 7, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property

Age UK leads calls for more to be done for older victims of domestic abuse

Age UK leads calls for more to be done for older victims of domestic abuse

The charity Age UK is leading calls for action to be taken to protect over-60s from the threat of domestic abuse.

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October 2, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Marriage falls in popularity as one in 10 choose to cohabit

Marriage falls in popularity as one in 10 choose to cohabit

The number of cohabiting partners has increased by 1.3 million since 2008, new figures have revealed.

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September 25, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law