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The Law of Unintended Consequences

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Author: Paul Grimwood

We have commented previously on the quite extraordinary recent case of Sangha -v Sangha and Others in relation to how...

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Divorce and dogs – what happens to the pets when marriages breakdown?

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Author: Charlotte Southworth

For many people going through a separation or divorce, the arrangements for the pets (most commonly, the beloved family dog)...

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Real News About Fake Wills!

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Author: Paul Grimwood

The recently decided case of Sangha -v- Sangha & Others is the contentious probate case with everything: Assets in both...

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Government announces “No Fault” Divorce to become law on 6 April 2022

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Author: Prabhleen Kundhi

The long awaited Act for “no fault” divorce was passed in June 2020. It is now due to become law...

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Leases are going green!

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Author: Andrew Olins

Beyond the pandemic, environment and sustainability will be the key issues for the UK to tackle. In the context of...

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What is an Enterprise Management Incentive? EMI Share Options Explained

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Author: Fiona Kelleher

Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) options are a type of employee share option which are subject to favourable tax treatment, and...

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Independent review of custom and self-build housing industry

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Author: Andrew Olins

An independent review commissioned by the Prime Minister and led by Richard Bacon MP contained recommendations for the scaling up...

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Cryptocurrencies and Divorce

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Author: Charlotte Southworth

Increasingly, we are finding that cryptocurrency is appearing as an asset in divorce proceedings. Here we explore what it is,...

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Proving a Will Can Be Such a Burden!

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Author: Paul Grimwood

The recent appeal in the case of Lonsdale -v- Teasdale and others has emphasized the importance of knowing who has...

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Should they stay or should they go? Removing an executor

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Author: Paul Grimwood

The recent case of Hudman -v- Morris contains a useful analysis of the factors which the Court will take into...

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Is Mandatory Mediation Desirable?

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Author: Paul Grimwood

The Civil Justice Council has recently published a report on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) concluding that mandatory ADR is not...

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Omnipotent Ombudsman – what powers will the new homes ombudsman have against developers?

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Author: Andrew Olins

The New Homes Ombudsman is a key component of the Government’s plan to overhaul the housebuilding sector as seen by...

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