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We’re divorcing and don’t have any assets to divide, do I need to do anything?

Yes, you do. Even in situations where both spouses trust each other, and neither intends to make a financial claim against the other, there is always a risk that if one of the spouse’s financial circumstances were to change, then the other party might decide at that stage to make a financial claim....

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Declarations of Trust: What are they and when should you be making them

Declarations of Trust are used to set out the interests of parties where property is held by more than one person. A Declaration of Trust can for example be entered into by couples purchasing their first home or when a partner moves into an existing home, or when embarking on a joint business ventur....

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Delayed or missed diagnosis by a doctor – what can I do?

For the most part, doctors and health professionals do an excellent job and perform to high standards of care and treatment. However, on occasions patients can find that that their condition is misdiagnosed, or there is an unacceptable delay in getting the correct diagnosis and treatment in place. ....

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Employers: When can you have a protected conversation with an employee?

The government put forward the concept of ‘protected conversations’ as a way of, in the words of the then Prime Minister David Cameron, “a boss and an employee could feel able to sit down together and have a frank discussion at either’s request”. The idea was that these conversations could....

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I’m buying my first home, when should I give notice on my rented property?

Once you’ve had your offer accepted on the property you’re planning to buy, it can be tempting to think about giving notice to your landlord. However, as you’re probably aware, things don’t always go as smoothly as we’d all like when it comes to buying and selling properties. Once you....

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My wife is with another man, can I divorce her on the grounds of adultery?

If your wife is having a sexual relationship with a member of the opposite sex while you are still married, then this is adultery. This is the case even if your relationship with your wife has come to an end, or you have been living apart for some time. Adultery is one of the five facts that can be ....

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Luxury apartment in one of London’s finest and most expensive locations available to buy for less than £100,000 BUT there is a catch….

Would you like to live in one of London’s most exclusive locations and be able to count Nigella Lawson and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson as one of your neighbours? Well now you can, as a property in the illustrious Belgravia area is being sold at auction with a guide price of just £90,000. ....

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Does my Lasting Power of Attorney mean my wife can step in and run my business if I’m not up to it?

The simple answer to this is yes, your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) could allow your wife to run your business if you were unable to do so, but there are a number of factors you should consider, and it might be the best course of action for you to take out a specific LPA to safeguard your busines....

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What employers need to know about holiday pay

With many workers planning their May bank holidays and summer breaks, employers need to be up-to-date with the current regulations governing time off and holiday pay.   Bank Holidays In England and Wales, there are 8 permanent bank holidays. There is no statutory right for workers to take ....

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I’ve heard of the 10 and 4-year rule in planning, what does it mean?

If you want to be certain that the existing use of a building is lawful for planning purposes, or that your proposed development does not require planning permission, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate. This certificate simply confirms that any change of use or development that has b....

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Are our divorce laws still fit for purpose?

Whilst it’s incredibly easy to get married in 2017, divorce it seems isn’t quite so easy. Tini Owens knows this to her cost. Judges in the Court of Appeal recently rejected her petition to divorce, meaning that the 65-year-old is, as she describes it, “locked in” her 39-year-old marriage to ....

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How long will it take to move?

This is a question we often get asked, especially by first-time buyers keen to move into their property and set up home. There is no hard and fast rule you can apply here, so no easy answer unfortunately. That’s because there are several key steps that you’ll need to go through before you get to....

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