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Property Owners Carry the Can Long After the Floods

Property owners who are finally cleaning up after flooding and dealing with their insurance claims are being reminded that they will have to re-live the experience when they come to sell.   And for recent buyers who may have discovered their new home was wrongly presented as not having suffered flooding in the past, the courts…

Same Sex Marriages – The Laws are Changing!

Same Sex Marriages are coming, and some of the legislation became effective on 13th March 2014…but it is complicated….you will need legal advice,may need pre-nuptial agreements,and as the rules apply presently if you are in a civil partnership,you will need to tread carefully.You may even need to dissolve the civil partnership first. For more information,…

Avoiding Family Feuds When You Die

Contested Probate is in the headlines, following the reading of Nelson Mandela’s will, highlighting problems that are becoming increasingly common with the rising number of ‘blended’ families following remarriage. Commentators have pointed to the international leader’s decision to exclude his second wife Winnie from the will and the restrictions he placed on legacies to some…

Changes to TUPE Arrive but Employers Disappointed

Employers hoping for a complete overhaul and greater flexibility in the transfer of employee rights following a company sale or change of contractor, under what is known as TUPE legislation, are likely to be disappointed when the new regulations come into force at the end of the month. The new Collective Redundancies & Transfer of…

More Talk Time is Priority for Splitting Couples

Hard on the heels of Britain’s longest-running and most bitter divorce, the Government has said it will be pushing more couples towards mediation, whilst the price of applying for a divorce could rise to £750, as part of an overhaul of court fees by the Ministry of Justice. The multi-million pound divorce case of Young…