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Marriage rates “remain at a historical low”

Marriage rates “remain at a historical low”

Marriage rates “remain at a historical low” with couples preferring to cohabit for longer, new figures have revealed.

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April 3, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Rules for Energy efficiency comes into force for landlords in England and Wales

Rules for Energy efficiency comes into force for landlords in England and Wales

Brand new energy efficiency rules for landlords of rental properties in England and Wales are now set in place. The new rules went through in the middle of March, setting out new energy requirements to be in place from 01 April 2019.

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April 2, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property

Former employee in ‘gig’ economy case loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

Former employee in ‘gig’ economy case loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

A heating engineer who won a claim against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court, establishing he was a worker and not self-employed, has lost his tribunal claim for £74,000 in holiday pay.

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March 29, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve

Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve

The collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve highlights the dangers of relying on very few companies to take on the biggest public sector contracts, a business body has warned.

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March 26, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Last year saw surge in over 45’s asking for IHT advice

Last year saw surge in over 45’s asking for IHT advice

The number of over-45s seeking estate planning advice has risen sharply in the past year as many struggle to understand inheritance tax (IHT) rules, research has shown.

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March 25, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Police forces “failing” victims of domestic abuse, suggests charity

Police forces “failing” victims of domestic abuse, suggests charity

A charity organisation has accused the police of “systematic failure” in protecting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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March 20, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans for the Future Homes Standard 2025 announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement are expected to be announced soon with a consultation process promised for this spring.

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March 19, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property

New call for humanist marriages to be legally recognised in England and Wales

New call for humanist marriages to be legally recognised in England and Wales

A new poll has called for ‘humanist marriages’ to be recognised in England and Wales after research revealed significantly lower divorce rates among those married in a humanist ceremony.

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March 13, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Public are unaware of unregulated will writers

Public are unaware of unregulated will writers

Six out of 10 consumers are unaware that will-writers are unregulated, although many people are interested in writing their own wills anyway, new research has found.

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March 1, 2019
Posted in Private Client

Children’s Commissioners demand clarity on family law matters after Brexit

Children’s Commissioners demand clarity on family law matters after Brexit

The four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom have written to the Brexit Secretary calling for immediate assurances on some of the issues facing children arising from Brexit.

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February 27, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law