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Making and Registering Lasting Powers of Attorney during the coronavirus outbreak

​You may be wondering whether you can still make and register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) given that we find ourselves in a time of social distancing, shielding and self-isolation. The short answer

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Glad to Care Webinar

Copley Clark is part of the Parfitt Cresswell Group.As part of Glad to Care Awareness week, we were delighted to be a part of the Glad to Care "Prepare for Your Future, Today" Webinar which our

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Family Law Bulletin 1: Domestic Abuse Reform

The government’s re-introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill in parliament on 3 March 2020 was widely welcomed by charities, the judiciary and family law professionals.There are a reported 2.4 million

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Turning Point in Divorce: The End of the Blame Game!

After more than 30 years campaigning for “no fault divorces”, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill finally received Royal Assent on 30 June meaning that separating couples no longer need to

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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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