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Care solicitor, Ben Harling examines the conclusions of the Law Society's report on the impact of the changes to legal aid introduced four years ago.
Review of Legal Aid Changes – What have been the effects?
Breaking up is not always hard to do...
Jatinder Kandola, considers break clauses in commercial leases.
Care solicitor, Francesca Lambert-Amaning examines how the Governments target of 26 weeks to conclude care proceedings is actually working in practice.
The number of new proceedings issued by Local Authorities combined with funding cuts adversely impact families.
Emily Carrington, Resolution accredited family solicitor considers recent cases which have challenged the principle of equality in the division of matrimonial property.
The successful appeal by Julie Sharp has demonstrated that the Court may stray from the principles of equality in divorce proceedings.
The recently decided case involving a young widow who was found to have 'faked' her late husband's Will brings to the fore issues to do with challenging a Will
Private Client Solicitor, Isobel Mann considers issues of forgery and fraud in Wills
A ten year battle in the courts between the estranged daughter of a deceased and a number of charities ends in an award to the daughter of £50,000 from the total Estate worth £486,000
Supreme Court hands down decision in daughter's challenge of her late mother's Will
New inheritance tax provisions come into force in April 2017 and will affect the taxable status of many peoples' homes.
Isobel Mann examines the Residence Nil Rate Band which comes into force in April 2017
Private Client solicitor, Isobel Mann examines the proposed increase in probate fees and the potential impact on families
Government's proposed Stealth Tax
Ben Harling explains the recent guidance given by the Court as to what steps should be followed before a Local Authority makes an application to remove a new born baby.
New Court guidance aimed at making the process fairer for parents.
Ben Harling, newly accredited in Children Law by the Law Society comments on the recent case which deemed the Family Legal Aid Eligibility Criteria unlawful.