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Jul

Mills vs Mills: The Supreme Court Outcome

The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the First Instance Judge in Mills v Mills by agreeing that the ex-wife should not have her spousal maintenance payments increased after 16 years of being divorced. You may remember an earlier installment of this tale ... here's how we covered it earlier this year: mills-v-mills-spousal-maintenance Mrs Mills received a lump sum of…
28

Jun

Civil Partnerships Take A Step Closer To Being For Everyone

Equal rights for all couples: Civil Partnerships may be available to opposite-sex couples The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that civil partnerships should now be available to all couples, even those who are of the opposite sex. Civil partnerships were introduced in 2008, before same sex couples were allowed to marry. By entering into a civil partnership, the parties are legally…
27

Jun

Research shows an increase in domestic abuse during the World Cup

We know the spirit of the nation can be lifted by a sporting event like this summer's World Cup, with neighbours celebrating together, people being more approachable and camaraderie increasing throughout the land.  However, a study by Lancaster University has shown an increase in domestic abuse incidents during the World Cup, particularly during England matches and especially  when England lose.…
30

May

Dreamvar – What Does It Mean For Buying Property And Conveyancing?

The High Court sent shockwaves through the legal profession (and the insurance industry) with a recent decision. It announced that in a case where a property purchaser had been defrauded by a criminal imposter pretending to be the owner of a property, the solicitor acting for the innocent purchaser should bear the liability for the fraud, and be denied relief…
24

May

What happens if I give up work once I’ve had children?

One week on from the Royal Wedding (fab, wasn’t it?) and Meghan has already attended her first Royal event as Harry’s wife when she accompanied her new husband to a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday. Scenario One: Royalty and (potential!) Children Meghan resigned from her acting role in Suits shortly after her engagement to Harry was announced, and no doubt…

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