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OGR Stock Denton partner recognised by new Resolution Chair

OGR Stock Denton partner recognised by new Resolution Chair

OGR Stock Denton partner, Graeme Fraser, has been recognised in the inaugural address of Margaret Heathcote as she took up her post as National Chair of the family law organisation, Resolution. As well as being a partner here at OGR Stock Denton, Graeme is also Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee and national media spokesperson on…

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May 3, 2018
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What will it cost?

What will it cost?

If you bought a new-build home from Taylor Wimpey and believe you are amongst those affected, the developer will cover the cost of converting the lease terms and has also agreed to pay towards your legal costs. If you have a ground rent issue with another housing developer, speak to us and we can advise…

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April 24, 2018
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The ‘great ground rent rip off’ – what’s been happening?

The ‘great ground rent rip off’ – what’s been happening?

In recent years, a growing scandal has emerged, particularly involving new-build properties. In such cases, the terms of the lease has meant that ground rents have been spiralling out of control, or clauses in the lease have left home owners unable to make improvements to their property without being penalised. Recent cases have included: A…

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April 24, 2018
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More taxi firms face ‘gig economy’ challenges

More taxi firms face ‘gig economy’ challenges

In the wake of a high-profile legal battle between drivers and taxi app, Uber, three more taxi companies are facing legal challenges from their drivers over their rights in the so-called ‘gig economy’. London’s Green Tomato Cars, Birmingham’s A2B cars and Blacklane, a specialist in airport transfers are facing claims from drivers backed by the…

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April 24, 2018
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Court of Appeal rules ex-wife’s annual payments should only continue for two years

Court of Appeal rules ex-wife’s annual payments should only continue for two years

Judges at the Court of Appeal have ruled that the £175,000 annual payments made by the finance director of an international travel firm should end in 2021, rather than continue for life, as had previously been ruled. Kim Waggott, the former wife of William Waggott had been seeking a £23,000 increase to her annual payments,…

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April 24, 2018
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We welcome clients and contacts to seminar on preserving wealth and protecting assets on divorce

We welcome clients and contacts to seminar on preserving wealth and protecting assets on divorce

At a seminar on Monday 16th April essential information was provided as to how inheritances and other family wealth arising outside of a marriage can be preserved on divorce. Max Lewis, a Barrister at 29 Bedford Row Chambers with Peter Martin and Graeme Fraser, Partners in the Family Law Team at OGR Stock Denton LLP,…

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April 24, 2018
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90 per cent year-on-year rise in Employment Tribunal claims

90 per cent year-on-year rise in Employment Tribunal claims

Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice earlier this month show that Employment Tribunal claims increased by 90 per cent in the period from October to December 2017, when compared with the same period in the previous year. Over the same period, there has been a 66 per cent increase in the backlog of single…

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March 20, 2018
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Asking prices jump £4,500 in a month

Asking prices jump £4,500 in a month

Figures from Rightmove have shown that asking prices for properties in the UK increased by more than £4,500 in March, bringing the UK average asking price for a newly-marketed home to £304,504. The firm reports that this is the biggest monthly increase for more than a year, following a 2.3 per cent decrease in December….

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March 20, 2018
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Failure to comply with divorce settlement lands millionaire in jail

Failure to comply with divorce settlement lands millionaire in jail

A millionaire property developer has been jailed for 14 months, after being convicted of contempt of court for having failed to properly comply with his divorce settlement. The divorce settlement required John Hart, 83, to pass £3.5 million of his £9.4 million fortune to his ex-wife, Karen Hart. He was also ordered to hand over…

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March 20, 2018
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We break the ice with accountancy colleagues… literally!

We break the ice with accountancy colleagues… literally!

Our team recently welcomed colleagues from Glazers Chartered Accountants to our offices for an evening of ice-sculpting. The event offered members of our teams the opportunities to develop their working relationship in a relaxed and informal environment. Ice sculptors from Icebox demonstrated the sculpting of a reindeer and a bear from a block of ice,…

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March 20, 2018
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