The devilish detail on Inheritance Tax

By inheritance tax specialist Nicholas Manning with Stephen Rimmer LLP When Chancellor George Osborne announced significant changes to inheritance tax (IHT) in last summer’s Budget speech, the move had been much anticipated. But rather than simply raising the tax-free threshold for everyone, he announced a new allowance specifically for those who own their home and want…


Divorce – Do We Face Changing Times Ahead?

Currently the Court system in England and Wales does not recognise a non-fault based divorce system unless parties have been separated for a period of 2 years or more.  As it currently stands, a Petitioner must demonstrate to the Court that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down due to either the Respondent’s…


The harsh reality of not getting on well with your ex

John Stebbing, partner of Stephen Rimmer LLP, conducted an interview with the Alternative Divorce Directory, on the difficulties of divorce when there is no cordial relationship between both parties in divorce. Particular reference was made to the children involved in the proceedings, and the desire for both parents to retain contact with their children.

Divorce down as pre-nups rise

The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but they are more likely to be faced with ‘silver splitters’ than young couples these days. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that despite the…