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Sweeping changes to divorce law to “end the blame game”

Sweeping changes to divorce law to “end the blame game”

Couples in England and Wales will no longer have to prove that one partner is at fault in order to divorce, it has been confirmed.

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April 11, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

44 per cent of over 50’s review their Wills multiple times

44 per cent of over 50’s review their Wills multiple times

A YouGov survey has revealed that 44 per cent of over-50s have changed their Will several times due to the complexities of modern family relationships.

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April 5, 2019
Posted in Blog

Marriage rates “remain at a historical low”

Marriage rates “remain at a historical low”

Marriage rates “remain at a historical low” with couples preferring to cohabit for longer, new figures have revealed.

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April 3, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Rules for Energy efficiency comes into force for landlords in England and Wales

Rules for Energy efficiency comes into force for landlords in England and Wales

Brand new energy efficiency rules for landlords of rental properties in England and Wales are now set in place. The new rules went through in the middle of March, setting out new energy requirements to be in place from 01 April 2019.

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April 2, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property

Former employee in ‘gig’ economy case loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

Former employee in ‘gig’ economy case loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

A heating engineer who won a claim against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court, establishing he was a worker and not self-employed, has lost his tribunal claim for £74,000 in holiday pay.

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March 29, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve

Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve

The collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve highlights the dangers of relying on very few companies to take on the biggest public sector contracts, a business body has warned.

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March 26, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Last year saw surge in over 45’s asking for IHT advice

Last year saw surge in over 45’s asking for IHT advice

The number of over-45s seeking estate planning advice has risen sharply in the past year as many struggle to understand inheritance tax (IHT) rules, research has shown.

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March 25, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Police forces “failing” victims of domestic abuse, suggests charity

Police forces “failing” victims of domestic abuse, suggests charity

A charity organisation has accused the police of “systematic failure” in protecting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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March 20, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans for the Future Homes Standard 2025 announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement are expected to be announced soon with a consultation process promised for this spring.

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March 19, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property

New call for humanist marriages to be legally recognised in England and Wales

New call for humanist marriages to be legally recognised in England and Wales

A new poll has called for ‘humanist marriages’ to be recognised in England and Wales after research revealed significantly lower divorce rates among those married in a humanist ceremony.

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March 13, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law