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Cohabitation issue is raised in Parliament

Cohabitation issue is raised in Parliament

Campaigners who have been pushing for greater rights for cohabitees were heartened by the fact that the issue was mentioned in a recent debate in the House of Commons.

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February 15, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Home Office confirms it will consider the future of civil partnerships

Home Office confirms it will consider the future of civil partnerships

The Government is to carry out a wide-reaching review of civil partnerships, which is expected to result in one of two very different outcomes.

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February 8, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Inheritance Tax needs to be ‘simplified’, says Chancellor

Inheritance Tax needs to be ‘simplified’, says Chancellor

In recent days, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has penned a letter to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) calling for changes to the UK’s “particularly complex” Inheritance Tax (IHT) regime.

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February 2, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

OGR Partner joins debate on some of the biggest family law questions

OGR Partner joins debate on some of the biggest family law questions

OGR Stock Denton Family Partner Graeme Fraser was among the delegates at the Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference in Dublin last weekend.

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February 2, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

ONS report identifies link between discrimination and gender pay gap

ONS report identifies link between discrimination and gender pay gap

A new report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in recent days claims that discrimination may ‘play a part’ in the UK’s gender pay gap.

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January 23, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

The importance of having an up-to-date Will

The importance of having an up-to-date Will

New research suggests that many Britons are failing to regularly update their Wills – meaning that missing details and mistakes are increasingly going unnoticed until it is too late.

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January 12, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Campaign for family law reform gathers pace

Campaign for family law reform gathers pace

A campaign by a leading newspaper – which has called for sweeping changes to the UK’s family law framework – has received the backing of a former High Court Judge.

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January 11, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Value of inheritances to ‘more than double’ over next 20 years

Value of inheritances to ‘more than double’ over next 20 years

The Resolution Foundation has estimated that so-called ‘millennials’ will benefit from an “inheritance boom” over the coming years, as the average value of estates passed on by parents and grandparents continues to rise.

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January 5, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Authorities accused of failure to adapt to domestic abuse reforms.

Authorities accused of failure to adapt to domestic abuse reforms.

Police forces have struggled to adapt to changes made to domestic abuse laws, a new set of statistics suggests.

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January 4, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Ministers outline their hopes for child maintenance reform

Ministers outline their hopes for child maintenance reform

Family law professionals have been busy digesting proposals, put forward by the Government, which aim to bolster the powers available to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).

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December 20, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law