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  • Till Death Do Us Part Our Assets

    26 January 2016

    Here are two important and related facts for co-habiting couples: you mean no less to each other just because you are unmarried*, and there is no such thing as a ‘common law’ husband or wife...…

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  • Rebutting the Myth of a Common Law Marriage

    26 January 2016

    Cohabiting couples have little legal protection when they separate; ownership of assets is decided by property law principles, rather than principles applied by the family courts for those divorcing.…

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  • Property Alert: New higher rates of stamp duty land tax

    26 January 2016

    The Government’s Autumn Statement announced higher rates of Stamp Duty (SDLT) would be charged on purchases of additional residential property where the purchase price is in excess of £40,000 such as buy to let properties and second homes.…

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  • Chelsea F.C. & Mourinho V Eva Carnerio

    26 January 2016

    Remember when a visibly annoyed Jose Mourinho, now the Ex-Chelsea F.C. manager criticised Eva Carneiro, the Chelsea team doctor, for running on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard? …

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  • The Review - Autumn 2015

    23 October 2015

    Welcome to the autumn edition of The Review, our solicitors have written a selection of articles and guides on the latest legal issues which could be important for you and your family. And if you are in the mood for something a bit more light-hearted, check out our Rugby World Cup Facts. Number 3, in particular, is very surprising! …

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  • Protecting Your Family Inheritance: The Corridor of Uncertainty

    22 October 2015

    Summer is truly behind us and looking back, what sticks in your memory? Some will think back to England’s Test cricket team regaining the Ashes unexpectedly, few will recall Tuesday 28 July. This was to be the No News Day immediately before the (victorious) Third Test at Edgbaston. …

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  • What Do You Need to Know About the New Consumer Rights Act?

    22 October 2015

    When you buy goods, services or digital products as a consumer you may find that the “small print” has changed. This is because traders are now bound by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) which came into force on 1 October 2015. You will now find that your rights are stronger than they used to be and that you have better remedies against disreputable traders. …

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