The Solicitor Apprentice – Grace’s Story

Apprenticeships date back to the 12th century in the UK but due to recent policy changes are proving to be an excellent choice for both employees and employers in the professions. Previously associated with engineering, crafts and guilds they now offer a very attractive choice for ambitious young professionals. Apprenticeships will again fall under the…

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Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong Strike Amicable Divorce Deal

  A divorce settlement has been reached after discussions took place between Ant McPartlin and ex-wife Lisa Armstrong. Reports of Ant McPartlin’s financial settlement arising from the divorce flooded the news last week. Predictably, facts and figures vary from one report to the next, but the common theme appears to be the way in which…

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Divorce Reform Becomes Top Priority in Parliament

The government has finally prioritised a divorce reform after the latest bill stalled twice in 2019. The delay occurred due to the unlawful suspension of parliament back in September as well as the December general election. Our article published on 4th December bemoaned the delay, so this is a welcome injection of momentum. First introduced…

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Will we ever get to ‘no fault divorce’?

When Boris Johnson suspended parliament, work on 12 high-profile Bills passing through the Commons stopped.  A Bill is a proposal for a new law or a proposal to change or amend an existing law.  The Bill is presented for discussion in Parliament before it becomes an Act (law).  One of the Bills was the eagerly…

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Is it better to arbitrate than litigate?

Arbitration can be used to resolve financial disputes and disputes concerning children and offers an alternative route to Court proceedings which are often lengthy and expensive. The process is usually faster and offers greater flexibility and privacy. The Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood and his estranged wife turned to arbitration to settle their financial…

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Landlord and Business Owners Seminar

Despite uncertain times it is expected that the buy to let market will grow.  Join us on the 27th November where we and a panel of industry experts will share expertise and insights into the buy to let market, including topics such as finance structuring, funding solutions and landlord obligations. This seminar is aimed at…

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Probate fee increases dropped but probate backlog continues

There was good news this week when it was announced that the awaited increase in probate fees had finally been scrapped. Under new proposals, due to come into force earlier this year, probate fees would have increased to up to £6,000, depending on the value of the estate.  The current fee is £155 (or £215…

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Less debt, more cash

Cash is king in any business, we all know that. But how do you ensure that you are paid (and on time) for work you have carried out or for goods you have supplied.  This article will equip you with some of the tools needed to help minimise, or even eradicate, bad debt in your…

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Do you or someone you know need advice relating to a family issue? Whether it relates to your marriage, cohabitation, children or finances we are here to help. During the week of the 23rd September our Family Law team will be offering free advice sessions of up to 30 minutes. An appointment will be necessary…

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