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Career Sacrifice and Compensation

The recently reported case of RC v JC has generated discussion concerning the concept of “compensation” for career sacrifice within matrimonial finance cases.The Wife and Mother in this particular

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Advice for Families with Child Arrangement Orders

Lockdown restrictions may have lifted ever so slightly recently, but the past eight weeks have presented many difficulties for families that are subject to child arrangement orders.  Adhering to lockdown

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Did you know that instructing a solicitor to administer your loved one’s estate could save you money?

Using a solicitor to administer your loved one’s estate could prove to be beneficial in more ways than one.  Not only are we here to meet your emotional needs but also to help with your financial

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The Myth of Common Law Marriage

​There would appear to be a wide misconception that by living with a partner, for a length of time, it is possible to acquire rights akin to those enjoyed by married couples and civil partners. Unfortunately

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Lockdown Sees an Increase in Domestic Violence

It is very sobering to hear of reports in the news that the Coronavirus lockdown has resulted in a soaring rise in domestic violence.  Recent figures put it at a 25% increase but that may be an underestimate. 

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From 6 April 2020 can you really pass on £1m free of Inheritance Tax?

When it was first announced in 2015 that the residence nil rate band would be phased in over four tax years, 6 April 2020 seemed like a very faraway date in the future; but it is finally upon us.  What

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What is a Living Will & do I need one?

ADVANCE DECISIONS aka Living Wills In recent weeks we have seen a wave of uncertainty and panic across the world.  The current Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many people looking at how they can

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Coronavirus: Can I still make a Will?

With the continued escalation of the Coronavirus situation around the UK and the world, it is little surprise that the question many solicitors and Will makers are facing from existing and prospective

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Will we get no-fault divorce?

The recent sad case of Mrs Tini Owens has once again brought our archaic divorce laws under the spotlight. In a case that went right up to the Supreme Court Mrs Owens was refused a divorce on the grounds

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