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OGR Stock Denton says the Cohabitation Rights Bill is urgently required to end the damage of common law marriage myths

OGR Stock Denton says the Cohabitation Rights Bill is urgently required to end the damage of common law marriage myths

Graeme Fraser, a Partner at Finchley law firm OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, has welcomed the passing of the second reading of the Cohabitation Rights Bill at the House of Lords but says greater action is needed urgently to end the devastating myths that surround common law marriage. Under the bill, cohabitees would not enjoy the…

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April 4, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Rise in probate fees temporarily delayed, but could still become reality soon according to OGR Stock Denton

Rise in probate fees temporarily delayed, but could still become reality soon according to OGR Stock Denton

Parliamentary time limitations resulting from the ongoing Brexit debates have meant that motions and a draft statutory device to increase probate fees is still waiting for approval in the Commons. Dubbed a ‘death tax’ by the press, the proposed fee structure is now unlikely to come into force until late April at the earliest, depending…

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April 4, 2019
Posted in Latest News

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

The Times – Millennial money: laws need to reflect that the nuclear family has changed

The Times – Millennial money: laws need to reflect that the nuclear family has changed

OGR Stock Denton LLP Partner, Graeme Fraser, was quoted in a Times article about cohabitation and renting. Read more here.

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April 2, 2019
Posted in In the Press

Employers should consider the harmful effects of sitting at work, warns OGR Stock Denton

Employers should consider the harmful effects of sitting at work, warns OGR Stock Denton

According to a new scientific study, more than 69,000 deaths in the UK in 2016 could have been prevented by reducing the amount of time people spend sitting at work – a figure which London law firm OGR Stock Denton believes needs to be addressed. This equates to around 11.6 per cent of all deaths…

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April 2, 2019
Posted in Latest News

OGR Stock Denton expands Private Client department with new appointments

OGR Stock Denton expands Private Client department with new appointments

The Private Client team at leading north London law firm, OGR Stock Denton, has grown with the addition of two new experienced solicitors since the start of 2019. Nicola Levy and Tim Crook have both joined the practice in recent months, bringing with them expertise in a wide range of Private Client matters. Before joining…

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April 2, 2019
Posted in Latest News

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

Research shows increase in leasehold concerns

Research shows increase in leasehold concerns

Well over half of UK adults questioned for a recent YouGov Survey for the HomeOwners Alliance, BLP Insurance and Resi.co.uk architects said that the UK’s system of leasehold and freehold properties is a serious issue. More than 2,000 people were questioned for the survey, with around two thirds also saying that the quality of homes…

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March 29, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Almost a fifth of millionaires expect to have little to leave their beneficiaries

Almost a fifth of millionaires expect to have little to leave their beneficiaries

New research carried out by Canada Life has found that 18 per cent of millionaires questioned expect to have little or nothing to leave their beneficiaries. Meanwhile, nearly half of people whose estate is valued at £1 million or more were worried about their funds for retirement, with a third saying they were concerned that…

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March 29, 2019
Posted in Latest News