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Breaking News - the end of the blame game when divorcing

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On 6th April 2022 - the government have announced that you will be able to divorce without assigning blame. Ministers have announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which will allow married couples to divorce without assigning...

Power of Attorney & protecting the rights of people with dementia

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  When a person receives a dementia diagnosis, this doesn’t automatically mean they cannot make important decisions. However, as their symptoms worsen, they may no longer be able to make decisions about their finances, health or care. We refer to...

What happens to debt after someone dies?

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When someone you love has passed away, the last thing you might be thinking about is debt. However,there are many misconceptions about debt and inheritance, and it is essential to understand your position. Many people believe that when a person dies, the...

Side-hustles and tax - Everything you need to know

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While lockdown restrictions have been in place, many people have had more time to try their hand at something new. Perhaps you have set up a new business to share your latest passion, or maybe this is something you have been considering for a while. Either...

There's a Restriction on my title. What's that all about?

Andrew West
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What are restrictions on a land registry titles? An entry on a Land Registry title which says (in more legal language) that a transfer, lease, grant of rights “can’t be registered unless a certain thing has happened or a certain document is...

How unspent income from lockdown could cut future tax bills

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Internet shopping may have boomed during lockdown, but many people have spent less than usual while forced to stay home, and those with spare money have an opportunity to make the most of inheritance tax reliefs on gifts to family and friends if they act...

Devil in the detail for residential landlords

Amanda Payne
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Residential landlords are under pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and guidelines this year, including many protections for tenants extended by the government during the pandemic.  They include a continuing hold on evictions, the new...

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

Andrew Robinson
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The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce and separate lives, with data from Google showing a surge in searches for divorce guidance as restrictions were...

Flexible Working: Your Questions Answered

Emma Allen
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the way we work and live has been forever changed. Many people have enjoyed the flexibility of working from home, including avoiding a commute, setting their own hours and taking care of their children. Employers can...

How can I resolve a boundary dispute?

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This is part two to the ' Do I own the fence to the left ' blog. Understanding who owns what boundaries within a property can lead to unnecessary stressful disputes with neighbours. It’s important that you check which boundaries you own before...

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