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Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched its long mooted online divorce portal in a bid to cut down the amount of paperwork court staff currently face. But its use has raised concerns with some legal professionals.

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May 9, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Domestic abuse growing problem among older couples

Domestic abuse growing problem among older couples

Domestic violence is not just a problem among the middle-aged and younger generations. According to a new census, it is also a growing problem among older couples.

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May 2, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Important changes to IHT400 compliance checks

Important changes to IHT400 compliance checks

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a number of important changes to the ways in which it processes IHT400 estate returns.

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April 20, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Court of Appeal denies wife lifetime maintenance award

Court of Appeal denies wife lifetime maintenance award

The Court of Appeal has removed the right to a lifetime maintenance award from the former wife of a multimillionaire.

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April 19, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Court order granted to protect girls from forced marriage

Court order granted to protect girls from forced marriage

Three teenage girls from Sheffield have become the subject of a court order protecting them from being forced into marriage.

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April 11, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Employment Tribunal finds prison workers who raised safety fears were unfairly dismissed

Employment Tribunal finds prison workers who raised safety fears were unfairly dismissed

An Employment Tribunal has found that two UK maintenance workers who raised health and safety concerns over changes to their work at a Liverpool prison were unfairly dismissed.

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March 20, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Landlords reap bumper gains from property sales

Landlords reap bumper gains from property sales

A new study suggests that the average UK landlord who sold off a rental property in 2017 made almost £87,000 in profit.

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March 12, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to be one of the most significant technological developments of the 21st century. However, it is far from clear precisely what impact it will have on the future of the economy and the workplace in particular. That is why the Young Professionals Group of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce,…

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March 12, 2018
Posted in Blog

‘Widespread confusion’ over IHT and ISAs

‘Widespread confusion’ over IHT and ISAs

New research published this week has revealed that there is still ‘widespread confusion’ among UK adults regarding the rules governing Inheritance Tax (IHT) and ISAs in England and Wales.

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March 9, 2018
Posted in Private Client

Positive response to safeguarding children proposals

Positive response to safeguarding children proposals

The Government’s proposed changes to statutory guidance on safeguarding children were met with a positive reaction, the Department for Education (DfE) reports. Between 25 October and 31 December, the Government ran a consultation, soliciting feedback on the changes it was proposing to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, the current guidelines, along with new child…

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March 8, 2018
Posted in Family Law