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UK industrial commercial property investment increases

UK industrial commercial property investment increases

Investment in UK industrial commercial property has increased, with the continuing rise in demand for online shopping driving the demand, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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September 24, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial, Property

UK’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed as Prime Minister promises new legislation

UK’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed as Prime Minister promises new legislation

The UK’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner has been named as former charity chief Nicole Jacobs.

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September 18, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

More than 1 million UK workers denied holiday pay

More than 1 million UK workers denied holiday pay

According to the latest research, more than 1 million UK workers did not receive any of the holiday pay that they are legally entitled to.

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September 17, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Divorce and domestic abuse reforms delayed as Parliament goes into shutdown

Divorce and domestic abuse reforms delayed as Parliament goes into shutdown

Major divorce and domestic abuse reforms have been dropped today as the prorogation of Parliament commences. The planned closure of Parliament means that a number of major Bills, including the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill must be reintroduced when Parliament reconvenes on 14 October. Expecting lengthy delays to the Bill’s…

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September 11, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Inheritance tax: avoiding the potential pitfalls

Inheritance tax: avoiding the potential pitfalls

A recent study found that just 45 per cent of people who are gifting assets or large sums of money through inheritance understand inheritance tax (IHT) rules.

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August 30, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Same-sex partners unaware of legal rights, study reveals

Same-sex partners unaware of legal rights, study reveals

More than one in three (33 per cent) members of the LGBTQ+ community wrongly believe that they would be entitled to a share of their cohabiting partner’s estate if they were to die, a report has revealed.

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August 28, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Opposition to no fault divorce is a minority view

Opposition to no fault divorce is a minority view

The Christian Institute has opposed the Government’s proposed new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, describing it as a “marriage-wrecker’s charter”.

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August 21, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Professionals voice concerns as number of cohabiting couples rocket

Professionals voice concerns as number of cohabiting couples rocket

Cohabiting couple families have increased by more than 25 per cent since 2008, the latest figures have revealed.

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August 14, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

One-fifth of people facing higher inheritance tax bills with probate delays continuing

One-fifth of people facing higher inheritance tax bills with probate delays continuing

One-fifth of bereaved families are facing higher inheritance tax (IHT) bills as a result of significant probate delays in the courts, according to the latest research.

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August 9, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Government launches consultation on parental leave entitlements

Government launches consultation on parental leave entitlements

The Government is undertaking a consultation on parental leave entitlements, as it seeks views on possible changes to the system.

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August 6, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment