There are big plans afoot to change the Family Court's approach to contact between children and an abusive or physically violent absent parent. The proposed Domestic Abuse Bill will set out guidelines and new powers for a Judge to prevent or restrict a parent firm havi...

June 26, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has received a letter signed by a number of MPs to consider a four day working week given the very likely growing list of unemployed people in the UK, which currently stands at 2.8 million.

As lockdown eases and businesses return, employers,...

June 17, 2020

It is not uncommon for there to be confusion when someone passes away without leaving a will.

Sometimes, Letters of Administration are needed to give a person or persons the authority to deal with a deceased person's estate. On some occasions, Letters of Administration...

June 11, 2020

Wednesday 10 June 2020 was the last day that an employer could place staff on furlough for the first time under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Staff previously placed on furlough will continue to be eligible for the CJRS until the scheme closes on 31 Octob...

May 29, 2020

The short answer is, every five years or so, and after any significant change in your life.

Five years is a good rule of thumb to check your Will is in line with current legislation. In recent years the government introduced major changes in Inheritance Tax law. This ca...

May 14, 2020

On Sunday 10 May 2020, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that he would be easing the lockdown after 7 weeks of much of the nation having to #StayHome.

On Wednesday 13 May workers who are not able to work from home made their way back to work. This is part of...

April 13, 2020

If you would like to change the name on your passport or driving licence, you may wish to arrange for a change of name deed. A change of name deed, also known as a 'deed poll' is a legal document signed in front of two witnesses. It expresses that:-

• You have abandoned...

April 2, 2020

Digital assets refer to property that is stored on any electronic device such as a laptop, phone or tablet. The term encompasses a large variety of goods including online bank accounts, digital photos, online subscriptions, emails, passwords, loyalty points, crypto cur...

March 24, 2020

It is often believed that once a Will has been made the wishes of the testator must be followed. Yet, there is a key exception to this. Under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependents Act 1975, your Will could be challenged by certain groups of people.

A perso...

March 17, 2020

You may have read reports and articles concerning a ‘million pound nil rate band’. However, if you pass away having never married/entered into a civil partnership and with no children to survive you, it is likely that anything above £325,000 in your estate would be tax...

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