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National Wills Week: Three consequences of not having a will

National Wills Week: Three consequences of not having a will

There are several potential issues that can arise from not having a will, which can also be detrimental to loved ones; but still over 60 per cent of adults in the UK have resisted getting one.

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September 21, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Divorce Law to be reformed – consultation announced

Divorce Law to be reformed – consultation announced

No Fault divorce is edging closer to happening following publication by the Ministry of Justice of its consultation “Reducing family conflict” to reform the legal requirements on divorce.  The consultation runs from 15th September until 10 December. The Government proposes to reform the divorce process to shift the focus from blame and recrimination to supporting…

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September 17, 2018
Posted in Press Releases

Divorce poised to become less confrontational

Divorce poised to become less confrontational

Details of a Government consultation on no-fault divorce have just emerged which should improve the process of divorce going forwards. David Gauke, the justice secretary is expected to launch the consultation shortly. He previously acknowledged that the argument for reforming divorce is “strong” Under current law, to obtain a divorce either spouse must prove fault…

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September 10, 2018
Posted in Family Law, Press Releases

Property prices up by almost four per cent in August

Property prices up by almost four per cent in August

New data from high street lender Halifax reveals that average UK property prices were up by almost four per cent year-on-year in the three months to August.

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September 10, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

FT Advisor – How cohabiting couples can limit potential financial disadvantages

FT Advisor – How cohabiting couples can limit potential financial disadvantages

Graeme Fraser, Partner at OGR Stock Denton LLP, recently contributed an article to FT Adviser, intended to assist cohabiting couples and their advisers with understanding the financial implications. Read more here.

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September 5, 2018
Posted in In the Press

North London family lawyer shortlisted as industry Commentator of the Year

North London family lawyer shortlisted as industry Commentator of the Year

Graeme Fraser, a Partner at Finchley law firm OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, has been named as a finalist at this year’s Family Law Awards for his role as a key commentator for the specialist area of law. Having appeared recently on both BBC local radio and Channel 5 News to share his expertise on cohabitation,…

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September 4, 2018
Posted in Press Releases

Commercial property popular among domestic investors

Commercial property popular among domestic investors

UK-based investors have pumped some £18.8 billion into Britain’s commercial property market over the last 12 months, new research from Savills reveals.

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September 3, 2018
Posted in Blog, Commercial, Property

Family Law – Family Law Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Family Law – Family Law Awards 2018 shortlist announced

OGR Stock Denton LLP Partner, Graeme Fraser is shortlisted for the Family Law Commentator of the Year Award at the Family Law Awards this year. Read more here.

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September 3, 2018
Posted in In the Press

Supreme Court judgement due on rights of bereaved cohabitants

Supreme Court judgement due on rights of bereaved cohabitants

The Supreme Court is to rule on Thursday 30 August 2018 on the case of a woman who has been denied bereavement payments following the death of her partner of 23 years. Siobhan McLaughlin, aged 46, had four children with her partner, John Adams, but when he died in 2014, she was denied a £2,000…

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August 30, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Pollsters find most Brits have been checking their work emails on holiday

Pollsters find most Brits have been checking their work emails on holiday

A survey from the polling firm, YouGov has found that most UK workers check their emails while on holiday. Just 40 per cent of people questioned never check their emails while taking time away from the office, with a quarter of workers checking their inbox either ‘often’ or ‘very often’. Despite this finding, 80 per…

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August 29, 2018
Posted in Latest News