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What can you do if your ex will not agree to vaccinate your children?

The Covid-19 vaccines could finally bring an end to this third, challenging national lockdown. While children are not yet in line to receive any of the approved vaccines, the situation has raised a difficult question. If the vaccines are not mandatory, what...

Employers Who Make Redundancies May be Forced to Return Furlough Payments

Employers who make furloughed employees redundant could potentially face action from HMRC to clawback furlough payments. Although the Government has stated that placing employees on furlough does not prevent a business from considering redundancies, there is...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - a more supportive approach to business rescue

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) which came into force on 26 June 2020 has introduced a range of new measures designed to help struggling but viable companies overcome their financial difficulties. The Act was rushed through...

Debunking the Myth of Common Law Marriage

Around half of people in England and Wales believe that unmarried couples who live together for a long time get the same legal rights as married couples under a “common law marriage”. This is wrong. In the UK, there is no such thing as common...

Is a Will still valid after divorce?

It is always important to think about inheritance issues when you have a major change of circumstances, such as getting married, having children or getting divorced . While getting divorced will not completely invalidate your Will, it will change the effect...

Do I need to use mediation for my divorce?

Mediation is now the most common way of making financial settlements and arrangements for children during divorce. It is generally much faster and less costly than dealing with your divorce through the courts, as well as allowing you to keep proceedings...

What are the benefits of using mediation for divorce?

The hardest part of divorce is making decisions about things like where your children will live and how your money and property should be divided. Discussing these matters with your former partner can be difficult and it is understandable to be concerned...

5 things to know when buying a leasehold

Most flats in England and Wales are sold on a freehold basis, as are many new build houses that have been sold in recent years. There are lots of horror stories about leaseholds, such as issues around escalating ground rents , so it’s important to...

What Does a Solicitor do in Conveyancing?

When you buy or sell a property, there are all sorts of legal processes you need to get right to make sure the deal works for you and that you stay protected. This is also true when remortgaging, buying a leasehold or taking part in any other type of legal...

How does buying a leasehold property work?

The process for buying a leasehold property is slightly different than for buying a freehold property and there are a number of issues you need to consider. Your conveyancer should be able to guide you through all of these issues, making sure you fully...
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