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Peter Martin comments on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill

Peter Martin comments on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill

The Government has published a draft Domestic Abuse Bill including several measures to tackle domestic abuse, including the following measures: A legal definition of domestic abuse, including economic abuse and control, as well as psychological coercion; Powers to compel perpetrators to attend behaviour-changing rehabilitation programmes; Special protections for victims giving evidence in criminal trials; Appointing…

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January 23, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Law Society Gazette – Living Dangerously

Law Society Gazette – Living Dangerously

OGR Stock Denton LLP Partner, Graeme Fraser has been featured in an article in the Law Society Gazette discussion the legal issues around cohabitation and the legal reforms that are needed. Read the article here.

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January 14, 2019
Posted in In the Press

5.4 million Britons ‘do not know where to start’ when it comes to writing a Will

5.4 million Britons ‘do not know where to start’ when it comes to writing a Will

A new study has found that 5.4 million UK adults are ‘completely perplexed’ by Wills and ‘would not know where to start’ if they wanted to write one. The research by insurer Royal London found that more than half (54 per cent) of adult respondents did not have a Will. Among parents, that figure was…

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December 20, 2018
Posted in Latest News

Bar warns that couples should not have to wait six months to finalise a divorce

Bar warns that couples should not have to wait six months to finalise a divorce

In a response to a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation on extending the period couples must wait for a decree nisi after receiving a decree absolute from six weeks to six months, the Bar Council has said such a period would be too long for couples without children. It said: “It is not clear whether…

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December 20, 2018
Posted in Latest News

Consultation launched on expanding ‘commonhold’ ownership

Consultation launched on expanding ‘commonhold’ ownership

The Law Commission, the body that advises the Government on law reform, is consulting on making ‘commonhold’ property ownership more widely available. Under the ‘commonhold’ system people can own a flat without the complication of a lease expiring. The people who own flats in a building become ‘commonholders’ as members of a company, which owns…

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December 20, 2018
Posted in Latest News

Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers are workers upheld

Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers are workers upheld

The Court of Appeal has upheld a 2016 ruling by an Employment Tribunal that Uber drivers are workers, entitled to paid leave and the minimum wage. The Employment Appeal Tribunal had previously upheld the decision and Uber now says that it will appeal to the Supreme Court. In its judgment, the Court of Appeal said:…

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December 20, 2018
Posted in Latest News

The Metro – What are the rules about having an affair with a work colleague

The Metro – What are the rules about having an affair with a work colleague

OGR Stock Denton Partner, Susan Bernstein, was featured in the Metro discussing the rules around having an affair with a work colleague. Read the story here.

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December 20, 2018
Posted in In the Press

New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

Measures that will help “drive up prosecutions” in domestic abuse cases are set to be rolled out across England and Wales.

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December 19, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Study reveals UK ‘property price hotspots’

Study reveals UK ‘property price hotspots’

A new analysis of Land Registry data claims to have revealed the ‘Top UK Property Hotspots’ for 2018 in terms of house price growth.

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December 18, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property