Category Archives: For individuals

Reports suggest Judge Rinder & Seth Cummings Split…

Recent media reports suggest Judge Rinder has separated from his husband, Seth Cummings after 11 years together. Following changes in the law allowing same sex marriages, divorce is treated in the same way for same sex couples as for couples … Continue reading

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8th January 2018 AKA “DIVORCE DAY”

The beginning of the year always brings with it an increase in instructions as couples make the decision to separate. For some the stress over the festive period was simply too much for the relationship to bear; for others perhaps … Continue reading

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Stamp Duty relief for First time Buyers

The budget is out, with £15.3 billion new financial support for house building over the next five years and with the Government setting aside £1.2 billion to buy land and £2.7 billion for related infrastructure.  The Government announced plans to … Continue reading

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Fixed fee divorce package at a cost of £750 plus VAT plus Court fee

Here at Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Ltd, we offer a fixed fee divorce package at a cost of £750 plus VAT plus Court fee Our service enables you to be fully represented, by a qualified family specialist Solicitor, throughout your straightforward and … Continue reading

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Name and Shame in Divorce and Adultery Cases

The government has introduced a new form in England and Wales to apply for divorce which invites the applicant to name and shame adulterers. Although there is no actual obligation to fill in this box, the new form gives the … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

When thinking of making a will, the idea of a Victorian lawyer taking down the last instructions at the bedside still springs to mind for many people. And the 19th century lawyer would find things pretty much as they were … Continue reading

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Husband left with less than 1/3 of assets after short marriage!

The Court of Appeal left solicitors with more questions than answers recently after ruling that factors such as a dual-career/income, separate finances, no children and a short marriage can be ample evidence to depart from the long standing principle of … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse Convention to be followed in UK.

On the 27th April 2017 The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017 received royal assent. The purpose of this act was to ratify (make official) the UK’s agreement to comply with the … Continue reading

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Ilott v Mitson – Inheritance Act Claims

Animal Charities succeed in Appeal to Supreme Court. On the 15th March 2017 the eagerly anticipated judgement on the case of Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others from the Supreme Court was handed down. Mrs Ilott made an application … Continue reading

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Taking time to take stock pays off in inheritance tax planning

As the end of the tax year approaches, it’s a good time to make sure you’re maximising your opportunities for inheritance tax reliefs. This year, as well as taking advantage of exempt lifetime gifts and transfers, property owners should also … Continue reading

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