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Skulduggery in Divorce Proceedings Will Do You No Good

Resorting to skulduggery in divorce proceedings is sadly common but almost never does either side...

Court Rejects Rerun Argument in Property Dispute

Problems with covenants affecting land are common and sometimes a dispute can resurface years...

Court Rejects Will in a Crisp Packet

Unfulfilled hopes of substantial inheritance are commonplace, both in fact and fiction, but not...

Mired In Debt? Get Professional Advice You Can Rely On

The position of those in debt is normally far from hopeless and much can be done to save them from...

Mothers Denied Child Residence Orders

When a couple split up, it is very common for one of them to wish to move away, often to the area...

High Court Blocks 'Super-Basement' Extension Plans

Basement extensions are increasingly popular, particularly in areas where property prices are...

HMRC Provide Calculator for New IHT Relief

Like many pieces of tax legislation, the 'additional threshold' (AT) for Inheritance Tax (IHT)...

Managing the Affairs of Missing People Law Passed

With the general election hogging the headlines, the passing of the Guardianship (Missing...

Court Unwilling to Force Family Home Sale

Taking legal advice when borrowing for any purpose is important, as a recent case in which a wife...

Your Right to Claim Tax Relief on Losses Dies With You

You can claim tax relief if assets that you have acquired become worthless or loans that you have...

Car Bonnet Will is Valid, Rules Court

There are a number of requirements that must be met for a will to be valid and one of these is...

Put it in Writing

It is astonishing how often disputes over the beneficial ownership of assets become the subject of...

Failure to Take Advice Proves Costly in Family Arrangement

No matter how much you may trust relatives or close friends, you should never sign important...

Have You Checked Your Investment Adviser's Credentials?

Investment advice is best obtained from authorised professionals and it is unwise to rely on...

Power of Attorney Fees Fall

With the recent furore over the Government's proposed increase in the cost of obtaining...

Danger of Subletting Exposed as Court Orders Flat Sale

Owning a long leasehold, particularly one in a block of flats or which is part of a larger...

Uninsured Drivers and Compensation Claims

When accidents cause damage or injury and the responsible driver is uninsured, a claim can be made...

Tax Law No Respecter of (Cultural) Tradition

An argument that assets which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said belonged to a deceased man (and...

High Court Encourages Social Workers to Make Use of Facebook

In the Internet era, it is wholly acceptable to use Facebook or other social media to make contact...

Cocktail of Drugs Not Sufficient to Overturn Will

Disputes about the validity of wills frequently centre on allegations that the deceased lacked...

The Importance of a "Clean Break" on divorce

We regularly advise clients going through a divorce about the importance of resolving their...

Financial Advice to Become More Common?

We have often written about the dangers of taking advice from unqualified and/or unregulated...

Giving Up Your Career to Get Married? Think Twice!

A person who voluntarily prioritises their marriage over their working life may not be entitled to...

Assets of Elderly Are Target of Wrongdoers

Where there is money, there is opportunity for wrongdoing and a steady stream of cases show that...

Court Urges Simplification of 'Right to Manage' Rules

As a recent case shows , whilst there is legislation which, in certain circumstances, allows...

Divorce: Asset Division Not Always Equal

In general, there is a presumption that on divorce the assets will be split more or less equally,...
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