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“Same Roof” Compensation: Abolition of Rule Means Victims Can Now Claim

14/06/2019

 The “same-roof rule” was an English law that victims of domestic abuse were not entitled to any compensation if they lived with the perpetrator of their abuse prior to 1979. The rule was successfully challenged in the Court of Appeal in 2018 and now victims can claim compensation.    It has been a long established rule that victims of […]

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Do You Have a Legal Right To See Your Grandchildren?

30/05/2019

If the Court decides that contact between you and your grandchild is in the child’s best interest, they may grant an Order (called a Child Arrangements Order) to this effect. It is important to seek legal advice because you will need to convince the Court that you have a meaningful relationship with your grandchild, which significantly benefits their lives.

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Changes to Landlord and Tenant Law Announced

22/04/2019

The Government announced recently that it proposed to change the Law in relation to “no fault evictions”.  It is the situation at the moment if a Landlord wanted to evict a Tenant they could use what is known as the “Section 21” procedure which meant that 8 weeks’ notice was sufficient to obtain possession.  There […]

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Brexit delays increase in Probate Fees

08/04/2019

Probate fees were due to increase as of April 1st 2019. The new fees, branded as a stealth tax, would be based on the size of the Estate. The current Probate fee is £215 or for those applying via a solicitor the cost is £155 Under the proposed plans Probate fees would increase as follows; […]

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The Myth of the ‘Common Law Marriage’

04/04/2019

As a family law solicitor I often have to break the news to clients that they do not have the ability to claim any financial support against their ex-partner even if they have been living together for years.  There is no such concept as a ‘common law marriage’. Many people are not aware that this […]

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Privacy & Drone Laws UK

02/04/2019

Their growing use has set the demand for regulation and a regulatory framework for licence or permission, liability and privacy and data protection. A drone is just one of the terms used to describe these many light aircrafts which have so many wide ranging uses. This article is not designed to detail the air regulations, […]

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What is Bitcoin?

19/02/2019

How is Bitcoin relevant to applying for Probate? Bitcoin is a form of Cryptocurrency. If this makes your head hurt then we will try and help you understand. It was the same way for us when we came across the term. Cryptocurrency is something that exists in the virtual world. It is has no physical […]

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Cryptocurrency and your will

06/02/2019

How is Bitcoin relevant to applying for Probate? Bitcoin is a form of Cryptocurrency. If this makes your head hurt then we will try and help you understand. It was the same way for us when we came across the term. Cryptocurrency is something that exists in the virtual world. It is has no physical […]

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