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Businessman challenges court’s decision to award his ex-wife almost £3million

Businessman challenges court’s decision to award his ex-wife almost £3million

A man has gone to the Court of Appeal in an attempt to have a previous judgment – which saw his ex-wife awarded £2.7million a decade on from the couple’s original divorce settlement – overturned. Millionaire businessman Glen Briers has built up a vast fashion empire after starting a business in the family’s garage almost…

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December 1, 2016
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Demand for UK commercial property on the rise, says RICS

Demand for UK commercial property on the rise, says RICS

Demand for UK commercial property is on the rise and the market has recovered from a ‘post-Referendum slump’ in activity, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The RICS has said that net occupier demand increased by +12 between late September and early October – up from just zero in July. According to…

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November 29, 2016
Posted in Property

Finchley lawyers attend the business show

Finchley lawyers attend the business show

Lawyers from a leading Finchley-based law firm attended the business show at London Olympia. Vida McShane and Isabelle Fatton from OGR Stock Denton LLP attended the Business Show 2016 as part of the firm’s ongoing efforts to engage with the London business community. The Business Show is the UK’s largest business to business show, with…

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November 29, 2016
Posted in Press Releases

Prison officers end walkout following High Court injunction

Prison officers end walkout following High Court injunction

Prison officers have returned to work after a High Court injunction ordered them to end a 24-hour protest. An estimated 10,000 officers across the UK were involved in the walk-out after claims of a “surge in violence” in jails. While it is illegal for prisoner officers to strike, the Prison Officers Association (POA) had reportedly…

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November 28, 2016
Posted in Employment

HSE to investigate ‘Black Friday’ safety concerns

HSE to investigate ‘Black Friday’ safety concerns

MPs and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have voiced concerns over the wellbeing of UK logistics workers during ‘Black Friday’ promotions. The news comes after UK courier Hermes reportedly asked as many as 5,000 members of staff to work up to 20 days without a break, in order to keep up with consumer demand…

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November 28, 2016
Posted in Blog, Employment

Almost half of all neighbourly disputes are left unresolved

Almost half of all neighbourly disputes are left unresolved

Almost half of all disputes between UK neighbours, including those involving ongoing abuse and arguments, are left unresolved. Furthermore, one in five Britons have found themselves caught up in a neighbourly dispute at least once, while one in ten have become embroiled in a dispute which lasted 12 months or more, according to research from…

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November 28, 2016
Posted in Blog, Property

Lawyer’s top ten tips for divorcing well

Lawyer’s top ten tips for divorcing well

A leading Family Lawyer has set out his top ten tips for couples looking to divorce or separate well and his further top ten tips to stop children becoming casualties of divorce. Peter Martin, a Partner at Finchley-based OGR Stock Denton LLP who has more than 40 years’ experience in Family Law, prepared the tips…

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November 22, 2016
Posted in Press Releases

Mortgage approvals ‘pick up’ in October, says CML

Mortgage approvals ‘pick up’ in October, says CML

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) suggests that mortgage approvals are on the rise, after the CML recorded robust gross mortgage lending throughout September and October. The CML’s latest report has revealed that gross mortgage lending hit £20.6billion last month, up from £20.5bn in September. Year-on-year, however, gross mortgage lending was down…

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November 21, 2016
Posted in Blog, Property

Man goes to Court of Appeal to question legality of his marriage

Man goes to Court of Appeal to question legality of his marriage

An academic embroiled in a legal battle with his estranged wife has continued to press the case that they were in fact never legally married. Khaled Hayatleh, who lectures at Oxford Brookes University, had split from his wife Reem Mofdy after she had attacked him in 2012. She had been convicted of common assault following…

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November 16, 2016
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Chancellor should use Autumn Statement to increase support for first-time buyers, says Rightmove

Chancellor should use Autumn Statement to increase support for first-time buyers, says Rightmove

Property body Rightmove is calling upon Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his forthcoming Autumn Statement to offer greater support for Britain’s first-time buyers, after a study revealed rising ‘negative sentiment’ amidst those trying to get on the property ladder. Rightmove’s study revealed that Britons aged 21-24 and adults living at home with their parents were…

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November 15, 2016
Posted in Blog