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Graeme Fraser talks about cohabitation on BBC Radio Wiltshire

Graeme Fraser talks about cohabitation on BBC Radio Wiltshire

Despite being the fastest-growing form of household in the UK and the persisting myth of common law marriage, cohabitees enjoy no automatic legal rights. When it comes to the end of a relationship, for financial, especially property ownership matters, this can create significant difficulties for cohabitees. In order to raise awareness of the issue and…

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December 5, 2017
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Case of Luxembourg Prince makes its way to city’s divorce courts

Case of Luxembourg Prince makes its way to city’s divorce courts

The High Court in London has been asked to rule in a divorce case involving a member of one of Europe’s oldest royal families. Prince Louis of Luxembourg had separated from Princess Tessy last year, following a decade of marriage. Now a Judge will have to decide how the couple’s assets should be divided up….

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November 27, 2017
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Fire safety breaches will feed into landlords’ database

Fire safety breaches will feed into landlords’ database

More details have emerged about a database of rogue landlords which is currently being compiled by the Mayor of London. Sadiq Khan confirmed last month that the dossier, being drawn up to make it easier for the public to identify individuals who had been subject to legal challenges, would include details of fire safety breaches….

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November 27, 2017
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Uber lose latest stage of landmark legal battle

Uber lose latest stage of landmark legal battle

It was confirmed this month that tech giant Uber has lost an appeal against a previous Tribunal ruling relating to the employment status of its drivers. An Employment Tribunal had previously ruled that two drivers who had lodged a claim against the company should be considered workers. This would give them access to a number…

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November 27, 2017
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Law Society wades into debate on will reform

Law Society wades into debate on will reform

Leading figures within the legal profession have had their say on a set of draft proposals which would mean major changes to will writing legislation. Earlier this month, a consultation into suggestions by the Law Commission to make sweeping changes to existing laws came to a close. The Law Society was among the industry bodies…

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November 27, 2017
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Commercial property activity could hit record level

Commercial property activity could hit record level

London looks on course for another record year in terms of investment in its commercial property sector, it was reported last month. A continuing flood of international buyers appear to be driving activity in the capital according to the latest analysis. Projections by estate agents Savills suggest that the value of commercial transactions in Central…

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November 27, 2017
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Health and safety failings led to man suffering serious injuries

Health and safety failings led to man suffering serious injuries

A contractor from London was last month handed a six month suspended prison sentence after an employee suffered a fall 12 months ago. Southwark Crown Court heard that James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project, on 11 November last year, when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor – landing in the…

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November 27, 2017
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No smoke without fire: Campaign group intends to take legal action

No smoke without fire: Campaign group intends to take legal action

Campaigners last month confirmed they intended to launch legal action against a local authority following a long-running dispute over the use of a popular open space. Concerns have been raised about high levels of air pollution at Highbury Fields, in Islington, and residents have laid the blame on the fact that a large number of…

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October 26, 2017
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Majority of Britons don’t have a valid Will

Majority of Britons don’t have a valid Will

Around six in 10 UK adults are yet to make a Will, leaving tens of millions of people at risk of dying intestate. The latest research, conducted by the website Unbiased.co.uk, reveals that a majority of the population has not taken steps to put their affairs in order. Over a quarter of respondents said they…

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October 26, 2017
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Independent loses legal battle over confidential divorce papers

Independent loses legal battle over confidential divorce papers

A news website has been ordered to return legal documents relating to a major divorce case, which were previously passed to its journalists. The Independent had received privileged paperwork which contained details of the legal battle between the aerospace engineer Bruno Lachaux and his ex-wife Afsana, a former aide to Gordon Brown. The couple had…

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October 26, 2017
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