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Dissolving a civil partnership

Civil partnerships are a relatively new addition to the landscape of legal relationships. Itis only since 2005 that couples in the UK have been able to give notice of the intention to form a civil partnership. In the intervening years this alternative to the option [...]

2017-10-20T10:05:32+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

Making moving home less stressful

As we all know, moving home is one of life’s biggest upheavals ranking alongside divorce and death in terms of the stress that it can bring into someone’s life. However, it can also open the door to a new home, a better existence, perhaps [...]

2017-10-20T10:03:22+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

Divorce is on the rise

The statistics for 2016 have now been made available by the Office for National Statistics. The latest figures show that there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, which is an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015. The divorce rate for opposite-sex couples [...]

2017-10-25T19:54:00+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Conveyancing searches – what do you need to know?

Conveyancing searches are an essential part of the process when purchasing a property. These searches can reveal details that you might not otherwise have known and the results could help you to avoid making a very expensive mistake. The key conveyancing searches every buyer should [...]

2017-10-03T15:08:42+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

What am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?

There is no easy answer to this question, as most divorces have a large number of moving parts. Property and the family home, any business assets, pensions and investments are just a few of the things that will be taken into account. However, where the [...]

2017-09-14T12:15:44+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

The end of Employment Tribunal fees

The introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 was met with discomfort by many people. While the government claimed that the fees would have the effect of cutting down on “malicious and weak cases,” many feared that the reality would be a denial of access [...]

2017-09-14T08:54:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

Lasting Powers of Attorney and how to use them

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something many of us need to consider as we get older. It is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to step in and make decisions on your behalf if and when you lack the [...]

2017-08-15T17:15:38+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Why Making a Will Makes a Difference

53% of adults in the UK don’t have a will according to statistics from research carried out by Willaid.org. That’s over half the UK population of adults who have no control over what happens to their estate when they die. The best case scenario if [...]

2017-08-15T17:13:32+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Supporting carers in the workplace

Recent research revealed that around one in six of us regularly has to take time off work to carry out caring responsibilities. For anyone who is working full or part time, the burden of this kind of pressure can be immense. The same research [...]

2017-09-06T10:12:01+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Protecting Yourself With A Cohabitation Agreement

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of cohabiting couple families in the UK doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million last year. While married or civil partnership families remain the most popular type of family arrangement, these [...]

2017-08-07T11:14:09+00:00 August 24th, 2017|