Category Archives: Trusts

Conversions from Civil Partnership to Marriage are now in effect!

On 26th June 2014, the Government announced that men and women in same-sex relationships who are already in a civil partnership will be able to convert it to a civil marriage from 10 December 2014. However, civil partnerships will not … Continue reading

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Osborne headlines on stamp duty but disappoints on inheritance tax

The property market was top headline for Chancellor George Osborne in this year’s Autumn statement, with a radical change to stamp duty which should see 98% of buyers better off.  Highlighting that the UK is currently the fastest growing economy … Continue reading

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Coast of Ireland: Day Five

Lisdoonvarna to Leenaun 107 miles I should have heeded the advice! As we left the Rathbaun Hotel in Lisdoonvarna the Hotel owner mentioned the Corkscrew Hill. She said that it had formed part of a local cycle racing circuit until … Continue reading

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Property buyers play it safe with no-nups

Savvy property owners who club together to buy a home are turning to no-nups to safeguard their investment.  Whether as a cohabiting couple, or two or more friends clubbing together, a cohabitation agreement, or no-nup, as they now becoming known, … Continue reading

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Dont regret what you ate!

When looking back upon your divorce don’t regret what you ate. I am not talking about regretting the exceptionally hot Vindaloo nor the burger bought after that wild night out from the slightly dodgy van on the side of the … Continue reading

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Murdered by my boyfriend – don’t become another statistic

Am I in an Abusive Relationship? We all want the Fairytale ending and in the midst of a relationship, which is rarely ever all bad, in which excuses and promises are regularly made and broken, it can be difficult to … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Hurdles to Justice ….

In April 2013, the system of Legal Aid in England and Wales underwent vast changes effectively denying access to Legal Aid in respect of family matters. Legal Aid is now only available to those who are able to show that … Continue reading

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Whats it worth to put a ring on it!

Nearly everyone knows Beyonce’s song “Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)” and it has to be said that it is the majority of little girls dreams to be a Princess on their Wedding Day and live happily ever after … Continue reading

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The End of the Shot Gun wedding – Forced Marriages become illegal

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. It is an appalling and indefensible practice and is recognised … Continue reading

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Enforcing a Judgment

In tip sheet 7, we explained the benefits of pre-issue checks on debtors before commencing proceedings in the County Court. This avoids spending money to obtain Judgment and then finding that your debtor is a “man of straw” and has … Continue reading

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